D.C. United will play their home opener of the 2016 MLS regular season Sunday, March 20 at 5 pm ET on ESPN 2 against the Colorado Rapids.
United travel to Los Angeles for their first game of the season against the Galaxy on Sunday, March 6, which will air on Unimas at 10 pm ET. The Black-and-Red’s second match of the season is in Foxborough against the New England Revolution in their home opener the following Saturday, March 12.
D.C. United are 9-7-4 lifetime in home openers. Last season, they won the first game of the 2015 campaign against the Montreal Impact 1-0. In 1996, the Black-and-Red lost in their first MLS match at RFK Stadium to the Galaxy on April 20. The biggest margin of victory on a home opener match came in 2008, when United beat Toronto FC 4-1 on April 5.
United have never hosted the Rapids on opening day, but the two original MLS teams have played each other 40 times over the past 20 seasons. The Black-and-Red currently hold the upper hand; they’ve won 18 matches, lost 13 and drew 9 times.
2016 single game tickets will go on sale Thursday, February 18 at 10 am ET. D.C. United fans can secure the best seating locations by joining the Black-and-Red family in 2016 for as low as $20 per match. To reserve your seats and get priority for our new stadium at Buzzard Point please call 202-587-5000 or click here.
Full List of Home Openers
Sunday, March 6, 2016 (home team listed first):
2 p.m. ET – New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC (Red Bull Arena) - TSN
2 p.m. ET – Orlando City SC vs. Real Salt Lake (Orlando Citrus Bowl)
2 p.m. ET – Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC (Toyota Park)
3 p.m. ET – FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union (Toyota Stadium)
3 p.m. ET – Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution (BBVA Compass Stadium)
3 p.m. ET – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids (Avaya Stadium)
4:30 p.m. ET – Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC (Providence Park) – ESPN / ESPN Deportes
5:30 p.m. ET – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact (BC Place) – TSN and RDS
7 p.m. ET – Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (CenturyLink Field)– FS1 / FOX Deportes
10 p.m. ET – LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United (StubHub Center) - UniMas
* = 2.5 hour windows starting at this time.
Saturday, March 12
New England Revolution vs. D.C. United (Gillette Stadium)
Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union (MAPFRE Stadium)
Colorado Rapids vs. LA Galaxy (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)
Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Children’s Mercy Park)
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Rio Tinto Stadium)
Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls (Olympic Stadium)
Sunday, March 13
New York City FC vs. Toronto FC (Yankee Stadium)
Sunday, March 20
D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids (RFK Stadium) (ESPN 2)
Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (Talen Energy Stadium)
Saturday, May 7
Toronto FC vs. FC Dallas (BMO Field)