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Union to play Sporting Kansas City in home opener

After opening on the road for each of their first three seasons, the Philadelphia Union will host Sporting Kansas City in the 2013 season opener at PPL Park on Saturday, March  2.

The Union will then be on the road for Colorado Rapids home opener on March 9.

According to an announcement on the league website, “Times and broadcast information for these games will be announced in the coming weeks as part of the complete 2013 regular-season schedule announcement.”

In 2012, the Union were 1-1-0 in regular season play against Kansas City, including a 4-0 win on June 23 for the team’s first win under then interim coach John Hackworth and a 2-1 loss on October 24. The Union fell 0-2 to Kansas City in the US Open Cup semifinal at PPL Park on July 11.

The Union lost 1-2 to Colorado in their 2012 home opener on March 18, after starting the season with a 3-1 road loss in Portland.

The complete list of 2013 home openers is as follows:


Saturday, March 2:

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City (PPL Park)
FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (FC Dallas Stadium)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC (BC Place)
Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact (CenturyLink Field)
Chivas USA vs. Columbus Crew (The Home Depot Center)

Sunday, March 3:

LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire (The Home Depot Center)
Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls (JELD-WEN Field)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake (Buck Shaw Stadium)


Saturday, March 9:

Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (TBD)
D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake (RFK Stadium)
Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)
Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution (Toyota Park)


Saturday, March 16:

New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United (Red Bull Arena)
Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire (Livestrong Sporting Park)
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids (Rio Tinto Stadium)
Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)
Columbus Crew vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Crew Stadium)


Saturday, March 23:

New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas (Gillette Stadium)



  1. Bring it…

  2. Well that game has the potential to be ugly.

  3. James "4-3-3" Forever says:

    Yeah, it’s gonna to be to bad we are going to start the season with a loss.

  4. Come ON guys, please! A little optimism?

  5. Yeah guaranteed loss. When has a playoff team ever come back and had a catastrophic season the year after. Oh, wait a second………..

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