2011 Regular Season Schedule Announced

All 34 matches will be televised live, either nationally or regionally on ONN

The Columbus Crew today announced its schedule for the 2011 Major League Soccer season, which it will open on the road on Saturday, March 19, against D.C. United. Entering its 16th  season, the Black & Gold will then host its first home match of the season the following Saturday, March 26, when the New York Red Bulls visit Crew Stadium.

The Crew’s home schedule features a total of 12 Saturday games, complemented by three Sunday and two Wednesday matches. It concludes the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 22, with a trip to TOYOTA Park to face the Eastern Conference-rival Chicago Fire.

Every team – including the expansion Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps – will play each of the other 17 clubs once at home and once away for a balanced, 34-game season and a total of 306 matches league-wide.

ESPN’s platforms and the Univision family of networks will broadcast the 2011 MLS AT&T All-Star Game (July 27 at Red Bull Arena) and MLS Cup 2011, with further details to be announced at a later date. The MLS Cup Playoff format and dates will be announced in the near future.

MLS remains in discussions with other potential national broadcast partners in the United States and Canada and will release details soon. The Crew and ONN will once again partner this season to televise all regular-season games not carried nationally to a regional audience.

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2011 Columbus Crew Schedule (subject to change)

Date Home Away Location

Saturday, March 19
7:30pm

D.C. United Columbus Crew RFK Stadium
Saturday, March 26
4:00pm
Columbus Crew New York Red Bulls Columbus Crew Stadium
Friday, April 1
7:30pm
Columbus Crew FC Dallas Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, April 9
10:30pm
Chivas USA Columbus Crew Home Depot Center
Saturday, April 16
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Sporting KC Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, April 23
4:00pm
Toronto FC Columbus Crew BMO Field
Saturday, April 30
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Vancouver Whitecaps Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, May 7
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Seattle Sounders Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, May 14
10:30pm
San Jose Earthquakes Columbus Crew Buck Shaw Stadium
Saturday, May 21
10:30pm
Portland Timbers Columbus Crew PGE Park
Saturday, May 28
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Chivas USA Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, June 4
7:30pm
New York Red Bulls Columbus Crew Red Bull Arena
Wednesday, June 8
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Real Salt Lake Columbus Crew Stadium
Sunday, June 12
4:00pm
Columbus Crew Chicago Fire Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, June 18
8:00pm
Houston Dynamo Columbus Crew Robertson Stadium
Sunday, June 26
8:00pm
Columbus Crew Colorado Rapids Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, July 2
9pm
FC Dallas Columbus Crew Pizza Hut Park
Wednesday, July 6
10:00pm
Vancouver Whitcecaps Columbus Crew BC Place
Saturday, July 16
7:30pm
Columbus Crew San jose Earthquakes Columbus Crew Stadium
Wednesday, July 20
7:30pm
LA Galaxy Columbus Crew Home Depot Center
Saturday, July 23
8:00pm
Columbus Crew Portland Timbers Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, July 30
9:00pm
Real Salt Lake Columbus Crew Rio Tinto Stadium
Friday, August 5
8:30pm
Colorado Rapids Columbus Crew Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Saturday, August 13
7:30pm
Columbus Crew New England Revolution Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, August 20
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Philadelphia Union Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, August 27
4:00pm
Seattle Sounders FC Columbus Crew Qwest Field
Saturday, September 10
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Toronto FC Columbus Crew Stadium
Wednesday, September 14
7:30pm
Columbus Crew Houston Dynamo Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, September 17
7:30pm
Philadelphia Union Columbus Crew PPL Park
Saturday, September 24
7:30pm
Columbus Crew LA Galaxy Columbus Crew Stadium
Wednesday, September 28
8:30pm
Sporting KC Columbus Crew KC Soccer Stadium
Sunday, October 2
4:00pm
Columbus Crew D.C. United Columbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, October 15
7:30pm
New England Revolution Columbus Crew Gillette Stadium
Saturday, October 22
8:30pm
Chicago Fire Columbus Crew Toyota Park
       

Highlights of 2011 MLS Regular Season Schedule:

  • All 306 games will be televised live:
  • Fans can watch games live via the national broadcast partners, regional telecasts, the Direct Kick television package (available via select satellite and digital cable providers) and/or on www.MLSsoccer.com via Match Day Live. Regional broadcast schedules will be announced by the clubs as they are finalized.
  • Majority of games on weekends:
  • About 82% of all MLS games will take place on weekends or holidays, with every day of the week having at least one scheduled match during the year.
  • Record day of action – March 26:
  • A record nine MLS games are scheduled for Saturday, March 26 – the most on one day in League history, and the only time in 2011 that all 18 clubs are in action on the same day.
  • International fixture dates:
  • MLS has not scheduled games on Aug. 10, Sept. 3-4, and Oct. 8-9, which are FIFA fixture dates.