TFC gets intimidating start to 2013 schedule

General view of the pitch during the CONCACAF Champions League game between the Toronto FC and the...

General view of the pitch during the CONCACAF Champions League game between the Toronto FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy March 7, 2012 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. (Brad White/Getty Images/AFP)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:40 PM ET

In its most intimidating opening to a Major League Soccer campaign yet, Toronto FC learned of its 34-game regular season schedule Wednesday afternoon when the league released its entire 2013 slate.

After opening the season against the Whitecaps in Vancouver on March 2, the Reds host defending Eastern Conference champion Sporting KC – possibly at the Rogers Centre – a week later.

Toronto then travels to Olympic Stadium to face the Montreal Impact on March 16 before returning to BMO Field to host the defending MLS Cup champion L.A. Galaxy on March 30.

Week 3 of the MLS regular season will see a rivalry week with eight of nine matches featuring some of the league’s biggest derbies, including New York Red Bulls-DC United, Seattle Sounders-Portland Timbers, and Sporting KC-Chicago Fire.


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