MLS expansion team in Cincinnati to open March 2 at Seattle

Published 12-20-2018

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NEW YORK (AP) - Expansion Cincinnati will play its first Major League Soccer match on March 2 at Seattle, then faces Portland for its home opener at Nippert Stadium on March 17.

MLS announced home openers Thursday for all 24 teams Thursday.

Allianz Field in St. Paul, the new home of Minnesota United, opens April 13 with a game against the New York Red Bulls. The venue is the league's 20th stadium built or renovated for soccer.

The season's first day on March 2 also includes Toronto at Philadelphia, New York City at Orlando, the New York Red Bulls at Columbus, New England at Dallas, Salt Lake at Houston, Portland at Colorado, Minnesota at Vancouver, Chicago at the LA Galaxy and Montreal at San Jose.

Set for the following day are defending champion Atlanta at D.C. United and Kansas City at LA.


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