Major League Soccer today announced the full 2009 Regular Season schedule. FC Dallas’s 30-game regular season schedule features 20 Saturday games, starting with the season-opener on March 21 versus the Chicago Fire at Pizza Hut Park (7:30 p.m. CT). The team’s complete schedule and notes can be found below.
The 15 MLS clubs will face each other twice for a base of 28 games per team. The two remaining games for each team will be against intra-conference opponents, with a priority on rivalry matchups.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2009 FC DALLAS SCHEDULE:
- Twenty-five of the 30 games will be played on either Saturday or Sunday.
- 20 Saturday games
- 5 Sunday games
- 3 Wednesday night games
- 1 Thursday night game
- 1 Friday night game
- 20 Saturday games
- Thirteen of the 15 regular season home games are on weekends.
- 10 Saturday nights
- 3 Sundays
- 1 Wednesday night
- 1 Thursday night
- 10 Saturday nights
- FC Dallas will face two different Western Conference opponents on three occasions: Houston Dynamo (two home, one away) and the Colorado Rapids (one home, two away).
- Ten of FCD’s 30 regular season games will be featured on national TV.
- FCD’s season-opener against the Chicago Fire on March 21 will be followed by a post-game fireworks show.
- Dallas will face the New York Red Bulls on the 4th of July at Pizza Hut Park, with the game followed by the biggest fireworks show in the Metroplex. This is the fourth consecutive year in which FCD will play a game on July 4th.
- The local TV schedule will be announced at a later date.
- Season ticket holders, Hoops Nation members, and sponsors may purchase individual game tickets through a private pre-sale beginning on Feb. 9.
- Individual game tickets will be available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 16 through all Ticketmaster locations.
- Three different season ticket packages are currently available: Full Season Packages (20 home games) – from $300-$2,200; Half-Season Packages (10 home games) – from $170-$550; and Mini-Game Package (5 home games) – from $95-$300. For more information please call 888-FCD-GOAL (888.323.4625) or visit www.fcdallas.com.
- The full 2009 FC Dallas regular season schedule is outlined below and attached.
Sat. March 21 vs. Chicago Fire 7:30 p.m.
Sun. March 29 vs. Chivas USA 2:00 p.m. TeleFutura
Sat. April 4 at New England Revolution 6:30 p.m.
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Sat. April 11 at Toronto FC 2:30 p.m.
Sun. April 19 vs. Toronto FC 6:00 p.m.
Sat. April 25 at Chivas USA 9:30 p.m.
Sat. May 2 at D.C. United 6:30 p.m. FSC / FSE
Sat. May 9 at Houston Dynamo 8:00 p.m. ESPN2
Sat. May 16 vs. Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m.
Sat. May 23 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy 7:30 p.m.
Sun. May 31 at Chicago Fire 2:00 p.m. TeleFutura
Sun. June 7 vs. San Jose Earthquakes 2:00 p.m. TeleFutura
Sat. June 13 vs. Houston Dynamo 7:30 p.m. FSC / FSE
Sat. June 20 vs. Columbus Crew 7:30 p.m. FSC / FSE
Wed. June 24 at Colorado Rapids 8:30 p.m.
Sat. July 4 vs. New York Red Bulls 8:00 p.m.
Sat. July 11 at Colorado Rapids 8:30 p.m.
Fri. July 24 at Real Salt Lake 9:00 p.m.
Wed. July 29 MLS All-Star Game vs. Opponent TBD:
From Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2 / TeleFutura
Sat. Aug. 1 vs. Kansas City Wizards 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Aug. 6 vs. Houston Dynamo 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
Sat. Aug. 15 at Columbus Crew 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 23 at New York Red Bulls 2:00 p.m. TeleFutura
Sat. Sept. 5 vs. D.C. United 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 12 at Los Angeles Galaxy 9:30 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 19 at Kansas City Wizards 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 26 vs. Real Salt Lake 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 30 vs. New England Revolution 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 7 at San Jose Earthquakes 9:00 p.m. ESPN2
Sat. Oct. 17 vs. Colorado Rapids 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 24 at Seattle Sounders FC 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 29-Nov. 1 MLS Cup Playoffs, Conference Semifinals, Game 1, TBD
Nov. 5-8 MLS Cup Playoffs, Conference Semifinals, Game 2, TBD
Nov. 12-15 MLS Cup Playoffs, Conference Championships, TBD
Nov. 21-22 MLS Cup 2009, TBD