Galaxy to open MLS season at home against D.C. United

Gyasi Zardes, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard

Robbie Keane, center, and the Galaxy will open the MLS campaign at home against D.C. United on March 6. He’s flanked by Gyasi Zardes and Steven Gerrard.

(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

The Galaxy’s 34-game Major League Soccer schedule will include a April home date with the league-champion Portland Timbers, a July 4th home game with the Vancouver Whitecaps and visits by the Columbus Crew, D.C. United, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls and Orlando City.

The Galaxy will meet each of its nine Western Conference rivals at least twice, with at least one of those games being played at StubHub Center. The Galaxy will also play the 10 Eastern Conference teams once.

Half the Galaxy’s schedule will be broadcast on at least one of the MLS’ national TV partners -- ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision.

The Galaxy will open the season March 6 at StubHub Center against D.C. United. That will be one of eight Sunday dates on the home schedule. There are also five games scheduled on Saturdays and one game each on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


MLS will take a two-week break in early June during group play of the Copa America, which is being played in the U.S. for the first time this year.

The schedule:

March 6: D.C. United, 7 p.m., StubHub Center

March 12: at Colorado


March 19: San Jose, 7:30 p.m., StubHub Center

April 2: at Vancouver

April 10: Portland, 6:30 p.m., StubHub Center

April 15: at Houston

April 23: Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m., StubHub Center

May 1: at Kansas City

May 8: New England, 12:30 p.m., StubHub Center

May 11: at Philadelphia


May 22: San Jose, 4 p.m., StubHub Center

May 29: at Montreal

June 2: Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. StubHub Center

June 18: at Toronto

June 22: Colorado, 7:30 p.m., StubHub Center

June 25: at San Jose

July 4: Vancouver, 7:30 p.m., StubHub Center

July 9: at Seattle


July 15: Houston, 8 p.m., StubHub Center

July 23: at Portland

July 31: at Seattle

Aug. 7: New York Red Bulls, 6:30 p.m., StubHub Center

Aug 13: Colorado, 7:30 p.m., StubHub Center

Aug 20: at New York City FC

Aug. 24: at Chicago

Aug. 27: Vancouver, 7:30 p. m., StubHub Center

Sept. 3: Columbus, 7:30 p.m., StubHub Center

Sept. 7: at Real Salt Lake

Sept. 11: Orlando, 4 p.m., StubHub Center

Sept. 18: at Kansas City

Sept. 25: Seattle, TBA, StubHub Center

Oct. 1: at Dallas

Oct. 16: at Houston

Oct. 23: Dallas, 1 p.m., StubHub Center