Today marks the first day in 2018 that you can really begin planning out your year as Major League Soccer has revealed its full schedule.
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)|
Details regarding FC Dallas’ local television and radio broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
Some interesting notes to dive into here:
All those home games. Those first three months of the season are going to be either a boost or a waste given how many home games the club has. FCD won’t hit the road until the sixth week of the season.
Hall of Fame weekend. We all know the HOF opens on October 21 and FCD will somehow play SKC.
New faces and places. FCD will get to see two new venues in MLS this season as they go to DC and LA for games.
Later Houston games. The last couple of years we’ve seen FCD battle Houston either too early in the season or too close together. I think this year’s schedule at least spaces those Rivalry Weekend matches out enough that the hype can actually be built up.
Gone for summer. The road will be a familiar place for FCD this summer as they’re only in town for a few games. At least they don’t have to do a two week west coast trip until late September.