First Kick 2011
CARSON, Calif. (Monday, December 20, 2010) – Major League Soccer announced on Monday that Chivas USA will open the 2011 Major League Soccer Season on Saturday, March 19 against Sporting Kansas City, featuring striker Omar Bravo, at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. Season Seats for the 2011 season are now on sale starting at just $10 per game; for more information, visit cdchivasusa.com or call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
Chivas USA will face Sporting Kansas City in Opening Day for the first time in team history in what may be Designated Player Omar Bravo’s debut in Major League Soccer. The Red-and-White have a 4-2-0 record in Home Openers, scoring 10 goals and allowing five, in six games.
Season Seats for the 2011 Major League Soccer season are on sale at cdchivasusa.com and at 1-877-CHIVAS-1. With prices starting at just $10 per game, fans won’t miss a second of Chivas USA action in 2011. In addition to a spot at every match, Season Seat holders also have benefits including a personal Chivas USA representative, ticket exchange privileges, a 20% discount on gear at the Team L.A. store, access to special events, and much more. Great deals on 5- and 10-game packs are also available at cdchivasusa.com.
MLS’ 16th season will kick off on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 when Seattle Sounders FC host the LA Galaxy live on ESPN at 9:30 p.m. ET. All 18 clubs will take the field during the opening “First Kick” week as they embark on a 34-game, balanced regular season in which every club will face each of the other 17 twice – once at home, once on the road. Ten teams will qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs. The entire 2011 MLS regular season will be released by early February. Although MLS will schedule games on FIFA friendly dates, no games will be scheduled on FIFA World Cup Qualifying dates.
The schedule for all 18 home openers is below.
Home club listed first, in bold; All times Pacific
Tuesday, March 15
Seattle Sounders FC vs. LA Galaxy, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
Chivas USA vs. Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers, 6 p.m.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC, 4 p.m.
FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire, 5:30 p.m.
Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m.
D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew, 4:30 p.m.
New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 20
LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 26
Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 1 p.m.
Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers, time TBD
Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City, 5:30 p.m.
New England Revolution vs. D.C. United, 4:30 p.m.
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy, 6 p.m.
Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls, 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 14
Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 9
Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire, 7 p.m
Chivas USA will return to training in late January ahead of the 2011 MLS campaign. A First Kick Pack is available for purchase and includes 4 tickets to the Home Opener, 4 hats & an invitation to a VIP pre-season practice and can be purchased at cdchivasusa.com/form/firstkick. Season Seats for 2011 are now on sale, with prices remaining at the same low rates as 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.