It is time to finally mark your calendars as the 2017 MLS schedule is fully revealed. FC Dallas will play their usual slate of 34 regular season games with 17 of those coming from the friendly confines of Toyota Stadium.
We already knew of the first three games with the release of the First Kick schedule a couple weeks ago. FC Dallas opens the season on the road in LA and then Kansas City before their home opener on March 18 against the New England Revolution
Below is the full schedule for this season:
2018 FC Dallas Schedule
|Saturday, March 3||7:00 PM||Real Salt Lake||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Sunday, March 18||4:00 PM||Seattle Sounders||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, March 24||2:30 PM||Portland Timbers||Home (Toyota Stadium)||Univision|
|Saturday, April 7||7:00 PM||Colorado Rapids||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, April 14||6:30 PM||New England Revolution||Away (Gilette Stadium)|
|Saturday, April 21||7:00 PM||Philadelphia Union||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Sunday, April 29||5:00 PM||New York City FC||Away (Yankee Stadium)|
|Saturday, May 5||3:00 PM||LAFC||Away (Banc of California Stadium)||Univision|
|Saturday, May 12||2:30 PM||LA Galaxy||Home (Toyota Stadium)||UniMas|
|Saturday, May 19||3:00 PM||Vancouver Whitecaps||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Friday, May 25||7:00 PM||Toronto FC||Away (BMO Field)|
|Wednesday, May 30||9:30 PM||LA Galaxy||Away (StubHub Center)|
|Saturday, June 2||7:00 PM||LAFC||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, June 9||7:00 PM||Montreal Impact||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, June 23||5:00 PM||New York Red Bulls||Away (Red Bull Arena)||UniMas|
|Friday, June 29||7:00 PM||Minnesota United||Away (TCF Bank Field)|
|Wednesday, July 4||7:00 PM||Atlanta United FC||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, July 7||9:00 PM||Real Salt Lake||Away (Rio Tinto Stadium)|
|Saturday, July 14||7:00 PM||Chicago Fire||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, July 21||8:00 PM||Houston Dynamo||Away (BBVA Compass Stadium)|
|Saturday, July 28||7:30 PM||Sporting KC||Away (Children's Mercy Park)|
|Saturday, August 4||7:00 PM||San Jose Earthquakes||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Sunday, August 12||7:00 PM||Seattle Sounders||Away (Century Link Field)||FS1|
|Saturday, August 18||7:00 PM||Minnesota United||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Thursday, August 23||8:00 PM||Houston Dynamo||Away (BBVA Compass Stadium)||UniMas|
|Wednesday, August 29||9:30 PM||San Jose Earthquakes||Away (Avaya Stadium)|
|Saturday, September 1||7:00 PM||Houston Dynamo||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, September 15||7:00 PM||Columbus Crew SC||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Sunday, September 23||6:00 PM||Vancouver Whitecaps||Away (BC Place)|
|Saturday, September 29||9:30 PM||Portland Timbers||Away (Providence Park)|
|Saturday, October 6||7:00 PM||Orlando City SC||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Saturday, October 13||2:30 PM||DC United||Away (Audi Field)||Univision|
|Sunday, October 21||TBA||Sporting KC||Home (Toyota Stadium)|
|Sunday, October 28||3:30 PM||Colorado Rapids||Away (Dicks Sporting Goods Park)|
Some interesting notes to dive into here:
Longest road trip is June 10-23. The club will spend two weekends in Cascadia before traveling back to Texas to play Houston.
Longest home stand is May 14-28. Three straight games at home in the middle of spring is always nice. Two of them are nationally televised games.
FC Dallas is on national TV eight times, with most of them coming on Spanish-speaking channels. Then there are the three games they’re on TV in Canada too.
New quirks to schedule. FC Dallas plays each Western Conference team at least two times with Sporting KC, Colorado and Houston getting the three games against FCD.
Expansion teams. FCD gets to visit both new MLS sides this year.
New stadiums to visit. FCD also gets to visit a pair of new venues in 2017 with Orlando and Atlanta’s new digs opening up in 2017.
October. For the second straight year we get Seattle and LA to end the season. Oddly enough we don’t see LA at all in-between our season opener there and the season finale here.
Where Champions League fits in will be interesting. If FCD advances next month to the semifinals and then to the finals, don’t be shocked to see some of those early season games get moved as a result. The first leg of the semifinals is set for March 14-16 with the second leg at the beginning of April. Finals are set for April 19 & 26. The fall schedule is up in the air still but we’ll dive into that one later.