MLS and its broadcasting partners have announced some early-season scheduling for the 2015 MLS campaign. Once again, the New England Revolution will begin the year on the road.
The Revs kick off against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, March 8th, at 9:30 PM ET. That match will be the second in an opening-weekend doubleheader broadcast by FOX Sports 1, the television partner that is replacing NBC Sports Network in the new TV deal.
New England follows that match with a first taste of David Villa, Patrick Mullins, and New York City FC on Sunday, March 15th, at Yankee Stadium. Their home opener at Gillette Stadium is not until March 21st, when they will welcome the Montreal Impact to Foxboro.
These matches were announced as part of a package from the league highlighting a banner March in MLS broadcasting. After signing a landmark eight-year television rights deal with the ESPN, FOX Sports, and Univision networks, clearly the league is trying to put its best foot forward with its early slate of nationally-televised match-ups.
MLS's 2015 season-opener will take place Friday, March 6th, between the LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire, on UniMas. In addition to Canadian openers on Saturday carried by the Canada national broadcast partners TSN and RDS, ESPN will open up the Sunday games with a match between the two newest clubs in the league, Orlando City and New York City, at 5:00 PM ET.
Revolution Schedule So Far
Sunday, 3/7 - New England at Seattle, 9:30 PM ET
Sunday, 3/15 - New England at New York, (TBD)
Saturday, 3/21 - New England vs. Montreal, (TBD)