2013 MLS regular season schedule unveiled

Galaxy to open MLS Cup defense March 3 against Chicago; 17 of 34 games to be aired nationally

CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, January 9, 2013) – The 2012 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy today released their schedule for the 2013 MLS regular season. The Galaxy will begin their championship defense at The Home Depot Center on Sunday, March 3 when they host the Chicago Fire in a game that will kick off at 2 p.m. PT. That will be the first of 34 games, 17 at home and 17 on the road that the club plays during the regular season. The Galaxy will play three games against each Western Conference opponent during the regular season while also facing each of their 10 Eastern Conference opponents once.

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Of the Galaxy’s 34 regular season games, 17 will be shown on one of Major League Soccer’s national television partners, ESPN, NBC Sports and Univision. Six of those 18 matches will be shown on either ESPN or ESPN2 as well as in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. NBC Sports will also air six Galaxy games in 2013, with five games being shown on the NBC Sports Network while the club’s trip to Portland on Sunday, September 29 will be shown on NBC. Additionally, five games will be shown live nationally in Spanish on either Univision or UniMás (formerly TeleFutura), starting with the regular season opener against Chicago on March 3, which will be shown exclusively on Univision.

Click here to view the Galaxy’s complete regular season schedule. The club’s local television broadcast schedules for Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, as well as local English and Spanish language radio schedules, will be announced at a later date.

-- AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE LA GALAXY’S 2013 MLS SCHEDULE --

Home Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday – 1 Thursday – 1 Saturday – 8 Sunday – 7
Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday – 1 Saturday – 9 Sunday – 7
Home Dates by Month:
March - 3 April - 2 May - 2 June - 1 July - 3 August - 2 September - 2 October - 2
Road Dates by Month:
March - 1 April - 2 May - 3 June - 4 July - 2 August - 2 September - 2 October - 1

Number of Games by Conference:
Western Conference - 24 games (12 home and 12 away)

Eastern Conference - 10 games (5 home and 5 away)

Longest Homestand: Three Games – From March 3 – March 23, the Galaxy will host the Chicago Fire (March 3), Chivas USA (March 17) and Colorado Rapids (March 23) for their longest homestand of the year.

Longest Road Trip: Three Games – From May 11 – May 19, the Galaxy will play away against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (May 11), the Philadelphia Union (May 15) and New York Red Bulls (May 19) for their longest road trip of the season.

17 of the Galaxy’s 34 regular season games will be available on national TV

  • 6 games will air on ESPN or ESPN2 as well as on ESPN Deportes
  • 6 games will air on NBC or the NBC Sports Network
  • 5 games will air on Univision or UniMás
  • Of the 17 nationally televised games, eight will see the Galaxy as the home side and nine will feature the Galaxy as the visitors.

Click here to view the Galaxy’s complete regular season schedule. The club’s local broadcast schedule for English and Spanish language television and radio will be announced at a later date.