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MLS And Galaxy Announce 2011 Regular Season Schedule

MLS announced its 2011 regular season schedule today, which is mostly just a question of order. All 18 clubs play 34 matches, one home and one away. That results in a total of 306 matches, all of which will be broadcast live.

ESPN continues its first-class live coverage of MLS with a total of 21 regular season games – 17 on ESPN2, four on ESPN, and all 21 on ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com, and ESPN Deportes Radio. Nine of the games on ESPN platforms feature duels between regional rivals, including the last four broadcasts of the season, when the drama reaches its peak. Also among the ESPN and ESPN2 broadcasts are the expansion Portland Timbers’ first home game in renovated PGE Park (Apr. 14), the opening match in Sporting Kansas City’s magnificent new stadium (June 9), and a doubleheader on Independence Day (July 4th), when Real Salt Lake host the New England Revolution and the LA Galaxy host Seattle Sounders FC. The ESPN/ESPN2 MLS broadcast package will include eight additional broadcast windows to allow for the coverage of international matches involving MLS clubs during the summer.

Worth noting are that MLS planned breaks for FIFA days of international contest, and that 82% of games take place on weekends. The international dates are Aug. 10, Sept. 3-4, and Oct. 8-9. The SuperClassico between the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA is set for Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, Oct. 16 (ESPN2 and ESPN). The rest of the LA Galaxy schedule is as follows:

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) TV

Tuesday March 15 at Seattle Sounders FC 6:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes

Sunday March 20 vs. New England Revolution 5 p.m. Galavision

Saturday March 26 at Real Salt Lake 6 p.m.

Saturday April 2 vs. Philadelphia Union 7:30 p.m.

Saturday April 9 at D.C. United 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday April 13 at Toronto FC TBD

Sunday April 17 at Chicago Fire 1 p.m. Telefutura

Saturday April 23 vs. Portland Timbers 7:30 p.m.

Sunday May 1 at FC Dallas 4 p.m. Galavision

Saturday May 7 vs. New York Red Bulls 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN Deportes

Wednesday May 11 at Philadelphia Union 4:30 p.m.

Saturday May 14 vs. Sporting Kansas City 7:30 p.m.

Saturday May 21 at Chivas USA 7 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN Deportes

Wednesday May 25 vs. Houston Dynamo 7:30 p.m.

Saturday May 28 at New England Revolution 5 p.m. Galavision

Saturday June 4 vs. D.C. United 7:30 p.m.

Saturday June 11 vs. Toronto FC 7:30 p.m.

Saturday June 18 at Colorado Rapids 6 p.m.

Saturday June 25 at San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m.

Monday July 4 vs. Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN Deportes

Saturday July 9 vs. Chicago Fire 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday July 20 vs. Columbus Crew 7:30 p.m.

Saturday July 30 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday August 3 at Portland Timbers 8 p.m.

Saturday August 6 vs. FC Dallas 7:30 p.m.

Saturday August 13 at Sporting Kansas City 5:30 p.m.

Saturday August 20 vs. San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m.

Sunday August 28 at New York Red Bulls 4 p. m. ESPN2/ESPN Deportes

Friday September 9 vs. Colorado Rapids 7:30 p.m.

Saturday September 17 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:30 p.m.

Saturday September 24 at Columbus Crew 4:30 p.m.

Saturday October 1 vs. Real Salt Lake 7:30 p.m.

Sunday October 16 vs. Chivas USA 6 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes

Sunday October 23 at Houston Dynamo 4 p.m. Galavision

The longest homestand consists of three matches in July, with the longest road trip at three matches in April. The season kicks off March 15 in Seattle, one of two Galaxy matches broadcast on ESPN.