Image: 2018 Home Opener

Major League Soccer announced all 23 teams’ home openers for the 2018 MLS Regular Season.

D.C. United’s first home match is on March 17 against the Houston Dynamo at a to-be-determined time and location as construction at Audi Field, United’s new state-of-the-art stadium, continues. Major League Soccer also announced that United will play a second home match prior to the opening of Audi Field, but will release the details of that match in January. 

Any home match not played at Audi Field is not automatically included in the 2018 full season ticket packages and full season members won’t be automatically charged for those games. Once all game details are finalized, all 2018 full season ticket members will have priority to purchase tickets to those matches. All single game tickets will go on sale in 2018.

The Black-and-Red will play the majority of their early season games on the road, before moving into Audi Field later this summer. United will open the 2018 season in Orlando on Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 PM and will take on Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 3 PM on Sunday, March 11.

In 22 seasons at RFK Stadium, D.C. United recorded a 9-6-7 home opener record. The Black-and-Red have scored 30 goals and conceded 30 goals in the 22 games. This is the first time in club history that United play Houston in a home opener. Since 1996, the Black-and-red have recorded a 4-4-3 record, scoring 14 and conceding 18 in home openers against Western Conference teams. 


Last season, D.C. United and Houston met once in the 2017 regular season. Despite a 62nd-minute Bobby Boswell goal, three first-half goals from the Dynamo secured a win for the visiting team at RFK Stadium on July 22.


During the 2018 MLS regular season, each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents (10 in the East, 11 in the West) twice during the season with one game at home and one game away. Western Conference teams will play one additional intra-conference game and Eastern Conference teams will play two. All teams will face each non-conference opponent once.

Major League Soccer expects to release the full 34-game schedule in January.


2018 Major League Soccer Regular Season Home Openers


All times are EST. Home teams listed first. Schedule is subject to change.



WEEK 1
Saturday, March 3, 2018



1 PM – Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC (BMO Field)


3:30 PM – Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United (BBVA Compass Stadium)


7:30 PM – Orlando City SC vs. D.C. United (Orlando City Stadium)


8 PM – FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake (Toyota Stadium)


9 PM – Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)


10:30 PM – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United FC (Avaya Stadium)


Time TBD – Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (Talen Energy Stadium)



Sunday, March 4, 2018



5 PM – Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles Football Club (CenturyLink Field)


6 PM – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact (BC Place)


7:30 PM – Sporting Kansas City vs. New York City FC (Children’s Mercy Park)


10 PM – LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers (StubHub Center)




WEEK 2
Saturday, March 10, 2018



1 PM – Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact (MAPFRE Stadium)


1:30 PM – New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium)


3:30 PM – Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Football Club (Rio Tinto Stadium)


7 PM – New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers (Red Bull Arena)


Time TBD – Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City (Toyota Park)




Sunday, March 11, 2018


3 PM – Atlanta United vs. D.C. United (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)


5 PM – New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy (Yankee Stadium)




WEEK 3 
Saturday, March 17, 2018



3 PM – Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)


Time TBD – D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo (venue TBD)


Time TBD – Minnesota United FC vs. Chicago Fire (TCF Bank Stadium)



ADDITIONAL HOME OPENERS
Saturday, April 14, 2018



10:30 PM – Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC (Providence Park)



Sunday, April 29, 2018



9 PM – Los Angeles Football Club vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Banc of California Stadium)