34 more games in 2013! - Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE
The schedule is out! Get your calendars out!
Major League Soccer announced the complete schedule for the 2013 regular season, and that includes the docket for Chivas USA's campaign. Following the scheme for 2012, where the schedule was unbalanced, meaning teams would play in-conference opponents three times and out-of-conference opponents once, the schedule is effectively "evening out" for 2013. In other words, Chivas went to Portland twice in 2012, whereas in 2013 they will only go to Portland once (May 12) and host the Timbers twice (September 14, October 26). Meanwhile, Chivas traveled to Columbus for their only meeting with the Crew in 2012, while they will host the Crew in the season opener this season, scheduled for March 2.
Here is the full schedule for 2013, including the national television docket
(Unimás is the new name for TeleFutura, while TSN is applicable in Canada only. "MLS" means the game will only be covered nationally on MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick. Local television listings should be announced prior to the start of the season).
So, what do you think about the schedule so far? Any stretches that will be especially tough? Any road trips you are eager to go on? Leave a comment below!