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    Mark The Calendar
    New season the longest in league history; First Kick slated for March 10



    MLS unveiled the schedule for all 323 regular season matches on Thursday, signifying the beginning of the longest season in league history, beginning on March 10.

    Each of the league’s 19 teams will play 34 games in 2012, and every regular-season game will be televised live this season. US network partners ESPN, NBC and Univision will broadcast a total of 89 matches this year, while 30 games featuring Canadian clubs will air on TSN/TSN2 in English and RDS/RDS2 in French.

    The season begins with First Kick 2012, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, which includes five matches on Saturday, March 10. The reigning MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy will begin the defense of their title at home on March 10 against Real Salt Lake, while the Montreal Impact will make their MLS debut on the road against their Canadian rivals Vancouver Whitecaps on TSN.

    The first game of NBC’s multi-year broadcast deal with MLS will be broadcast on Sunday, March 11, when FC Dallas host Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls in a rematch of their postseason Wild Card matchup last season.

    Galavisión will broadcast Chivas USA hosting the reigning Eastern Conference champion Houston Dynamo on March 10, while the first game aired on the ESPN family of networks will be a rare Monday night clash on March 12, when the Portland Timbers host the Philadelphia Union at JELD-WEN Field on ESPN2.

    The 2012 MLS regular season will conclude Sunday, Oct. 28, with three games, followed by the MLS Cup Playoffs and MLS Cup 2012 on Dec. 1, hosted by one of the two finalists. From First Kick to MLS Cup, the calendar footprint of the 2012 season is 267 days – the longest in League history (as is the regular season, at 232 days).

    ESPN continues its live coverage of MLS with 21 regular-season games this season. The nine games on ESPN and 11 on ESPN2 will also be available on ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes Radio.

    Eleven of the games on ESPN platforms feature duels between regional rivals, such as FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo, two “SuperClasicos” between Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy, and two Cascadia Cup tilts between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders. ESPN will also broadcast a rematch between the rival New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy on May 5.


    A total of 38 regular-season games will air on NBC Sports Network, including the May 12 inaugural MLS match at the Houston Dynamo’s new home, BBVA Compass Stadium, and a May 26 rematch of MLS Cup 2011 between Houston and LA.

    NBC will broadcast three regular season games nationally: Portland vs. Seattle on Sept. 15, New York vs. Chicago on Oct. 6, and Philadelphia vs. New York on Oct. 27 – the first game of a historic tripleheader on the last Saturday of the regular season that includes Chicago vs. D.C. United and Portland vs. the San Jose Earthquakes on NBC Sports Network.

    Galavisión will broadcast 27 MLS regular-season games live, two-thirds of them on Sunday evenings. Clubs such as the Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls will appear on Galavisión more than three times each this season.


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    ESPN networks to air 21 regular-season matches in 2012

    NEW YORK — The ESPN networks are set to broadcast 21 MLS regular-season matches in 2012, featuring some of the biggest games in the league.

    ESPN and ESPN2 will split coverage of the 2012 season, beginning with the Portland Timbers' season-opening home match against the Philadelphia Union, and will proceed to broadcast the fiercest clashes, including the marquee tilt between defending Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup champs LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls, the SuperClasico in Los Angeles, the Cascadia Cup derby and the rough-and-tough matches along I-95 in the East Coast.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...n-matches-2012

    Galavision to air 27 MLS matches in 2012
    NY, LA, Chivas USA, Chicago to feature on Spanish-language TV


    NEW YORK — It'll be MLS weekends on Galavisión in 2012.

    The Spanish-language network is set to broadcast 27 regular-season MLS matches, plus the MLS All-Star Game. Mexican stalwart Rafa Márquez and the New York Red Bulls will be featured prominently, as will Chivas USA, the Chicago Fire and defending Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup champs LA Galaxy.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...s-matches-2012

    NBC networks to air 41 regular-season matches in 2012
    MLS goes mainstream as NBC, NBC Sports Network air huge slate


    NEW YORK — Major League Soccer is going mainstream in 2012.

    In the first year of a three-year deal, the NBC networks will broadcast 41 regular-season MLS matches. NBC's coverage of MLS kicks off with a rematch between 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs Wild Card opponents FC Dallas and New York Red Bulls on the NBC Sports Network, and will include scintillating tilts such as the rematch between 2011 MLS Cup finalists LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, the Dynamo's inaugural match of their new BBVA Compass Stadium, a pair of Cascadia Cup matches and a series of I-95 clashes.

    In total, NBC will broadcast three regular-season games nationally, while NBC Sports Network will televise 38.

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    MLS 2012 national TV composite schedule

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    It's on!
    Rivalries heat up MLS again in 2012

    From Cascadia Cup to SuperClasico,
    MLS' biggest rivals square off


    From coast to coast and venturing north of the border into Canada, MLS has made good on its desire to maximize the matchups that bring another level of pride to playing field.

    The 2012 season will pile even more fervor on top of the smoldering rivalries that mark MLS calendars from March to October. The Cascadia Cup, which muscled its way to the top of the heap in 2011, enters its second go-around in MLS this year and matchups such as the Rocky Mountain Cup, the SuperClásico, California Clásico, the Trillium Cup and the I-95 rivalries aren’t far behind in passion, either.

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    Here's a look at of the matches that will make up some of the biggest rivalries in MLS this season. All times are Eastern.

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    10 must-see MLS matches in 2012
    Circle these dates: You won't want to miss these on-field clashes



    NEW YORK — The 2012 MLS schedule is out. Time to get the red pen from the kitchen doodads drawer and start circling dates on the calendar.

    Here are 10 dates we’ve already got blocked off.
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    MLSsoccer.com to stream 19 preseason matches

    MLSsoccer.com will have LIVE BROADCASTS of many of the best matches taking place this preseason, including all the matches at the Desert Diamond Cup and all the preliminary matches at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic.

    MATCH SCHEDULE - http://www.mlssoccer.com/preseason/2012/schedule

    TOURNAMENT INFO - http://www.mlssoccer.com/preseason/2012/tournaments

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