With the season just completed, MLS have wasted no time in announcing the opening dates of the 2009 season. Tradition has been held with the opening game featuring a new franchise Thursday, March 19, 2009 will see New York Red Bulls visit Seattle Sounders FC, 9 p.m. (ESPN2/Deportes).

Other opening weekend fixtures are as follows:

Saturday, March 21, 2009
Columbus Crew at Houston Dynamo, 8 p.m. (Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Sports en Español)
Chicago Fire at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Kansas City Wizards, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado Rapids at Chivas USA, 10:30 pm (Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Sports en Español)
New England Revolution at San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, 2009
D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy, 3 p.m. (TeleFutura)

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