TFC announces 2012 schedule

(QMI Agency)

(QMI Agency)

Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:18 PM ET

A favourable opening to the 2012 schedule will see Toronto FC begin its regular season on March 17 in Seattle – three days after completing a two-leg Champions League quarterfinal against the LA Galaxy.

In announcing a full slate of regular season fixtures Thursday, Major League Soccer appears to have given the Reds a boost by booking the Galaxy an MLS match against Salt Lake on March 10 – just days before the Reds head to LA’s Home Depot Centre for a crucial Champions League return leg.

Toronto will host the San Jose Earthquakes in its 2012 home opener on March 24 at 1 p.m.

With TSN announcing its intentions to air 30 matches featuring Canadian clubs next season, TFC heads to Montreal on April 7 and June 27 and will host the Impact on Oct. 20. As an unbalanced schedule will see clubs play out-of-conference teams just once in 2012, the Reds will entertain the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 11 at BMO Field.

For the first time this year’s MLS Cup final will be played at the highest remaining seed’s venue on Dec. 1.

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All times ET

Saturday, Mar 17 Seattle Away 10:00

Saturday, Mar 24 San Jose Home 1:00

Saturday, Mar 31 Columbus Home 2:00

Saturday, Apr 7 Montreal Away 1:00

Saturday, Apr 14 Chivas Home 4:30

Saturday, Apr 21 Chicago Home 3:30

Saturday, Apr 28 Real Salt Lake Away 9:00

Saturday, May 5 DC Home 4:30

Saturday, May 19 DC Away 7:30

Saturday, May 26 Philadelphia Home 4:30

Saturday, Jun 16 Kansas City Away 8:30

Wednesday, Jun 20 Houston Away 9:00

Saturday, Jun 23 New England Home 4:30

Wednesday, Jun 27 Montreal Away 7:30

Saturday, Jun 30 New York Home 7:00

Wednesday, Jul 4 Dallas Away 9:00

Sunday, Jul 8 Philadelphia Away 5:00

Wednesday, Jul 11 Vancouver Home 7:00

Saturday, Jul 14 New England Away 7:30

Wednesday, Jul 18 Colorado Home 7:00

Saturday, Jul 21 Chicago Home 4:00

Saturday, Jul 28 Houston Home 4:30

Saturday, Aug 4 Chicago Away 8:30

Saturday, Aug 11 Columbus Away 7:30

Wednesday, Aug 15 Portland Home 7:00

Saturday, Aug 18 Kansas City Home 4:30

Saturday, Aug 25 Houston Away 8:30

Saturday, Sep 1 Kansas City Away 8:30

Saturday, Sep 15 Philadelphia Home 1:00

Saturday, Sep 22 LA Galaxy Away 10:30

Saturday, Sep 29 New York Away 7:00

Saturday, Oct 6 DC Home 1:00

Saturday, Oct 20 Montreal Home 2:00

Sunday, Oct 28 Columbus Away 4:00


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