RENTON, WASH. - The SeattleSounders FC 2014 regular season schedule was announced today by Major League Soccer, including 13 matches that have been selected to be televised nationally by ESPN or NBC.

March to Soccer Opening Match will be played in Seattle on March 8 as Sounders FC hosts the 2013 MLS Cup finalists Sporting Kansas City on NBC Sports Network, kicking off the league's 19th season. Three of the first four matches will be played at CenturyLink Field and the first four opponents are Eastern Conference teams.

Seattle's first Cascadia Cup match of the season is at Portland on April 5 and Sounders FC will play four of six derby matches on the road. The first home Cascadia Cup match is against the Timbers on July 13 and Seattle will host the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on October 10. All three games against Portland will be nationally televised.

Two Sounders FC matches will be televised over-the-air on NBC when the team visits the New York Red Bulls on September 20 and hosts the LA Galaxy in the regular-season finale on October 25. Seattle will play Los Angeles in the final two games of the regular season.

Sounders FC will play the San Jose Earthquakes on August 2 in the first-ever event at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Seattle will face fellow Western Conference opponents three times and Eastern Conference clubs once. The Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake and San Jose Earthquakes will each visit CenturyLink Field twice while Chivas USA, FC Dallas, Portland and Vancouver will play just once in Seattle.

Eleven of the 17 home matches will be played on Saturday. Seattle will also play two games each on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. MLS will take a two-week break from June 12 to June 24 for the group phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The first road trip of the season is to Montreal on March 22. Sounders FC has a three-game road trip from April 5 to April 19 and a four-game road trip from June 11 to July 5. There will be five-straight nationally televised matches from July 13 to August 16.

Sounders FC season ticket memberships start at just $414 per seat. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by phoning 1-877-MLS-GOAL.


DAY     DATE               OPPONENT                              TIME (PT)         NATIONAL TELEVISON

Sat.      March 8            Sporting Kansas City                 12:00 p.m.        NBC Sports Network

Sat.      March 15          Toronto FC                                 7:00 p.m.

Sat.      March 22          at Montreal Impact                     1:00 p.m.

Sat.      March 29          Columbus Crew                          7:00 p.m.         

Sat.      April 5               at Portland                                  12:00 p.m.        NBC Sports Network

Sat.      April 12             at FC Dallas                                5:30 p.m.

Sat.      April 19             at Chivas USA                            7:30 p.m.

Sat.      April 26             Colorado Rapids                         TBD

Sat.      May 3                Philadelphia Union                     7:00 p.m.

Wed.    May 7                FC Dallas                                    7:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 11              at New England Revolution        3:00 p.m.         

Sat.      May 17              San Jose Earthquakes               7:00 p.m.

Sat.      May 24              at Vancouver Whitecaps FC       TBD

Sat.      May 31              Real Salt Lake                             TBD

Sat.      June 7               at Chicago Fire                            5:30 p.m.

Wed.    June 11             at Chivas USA                             8:00 p.m.

Sat.      June 28             at DC United                               4:00 p.m.

Sat.      July 5                at Vancouver Whitecaps FC       TBD

Sun.     July 13              Portland Timbers                         7:00 p.m.          ESPN2

Sat.      July 26              LA Galaxy                                   5:00 p.m.           ESPN2

Sat.      August 2           at San Jose Earthquakes            TBD.                 NBC Sports Network

Sun.     August 10         Houston Dynamo                        7:30 p.m.           ESPN2

Sat.      August 16         at Real Salt Lake                        11:30 a.m.         NBC Sports Network

Wed.    August 20         San Jose Earthquakes               7:00 p.m.

Sun.     August 24         at Portland Timbers                    2:00 p.m.           ESPN2

Sat.      August 30         Colorado Rapids                         TBD

Fri.       September 12   Real Salt Lake                            7:30 p.m.           NBC Sports Network

Sat.      September 20   at New York Red Bulls               11:30 a.m.         NBC

Wed.    September 24   at FC Dallas                                6:00 p.m.

Sat.      September 27   Chivas USA                                TBD

Sun.     October 5          at Colorado Rapids                    12:00 p.m.

Fri.       October 10        Vancouver Whitecaps FC           7:00 p.m.          NBC Sports Network

Sun.     October 19        at LA Galaxy                               5:30 p.m.          ESPN

Sat.      October 25        LA Galaxy                                   12:00 p.m.        NBC