Major League Soccer has announced today the first two slates of matches for the 2016 season. The LA Galaxy will face D.C. United at home on March 6th at 7 PM PT.
The match will be broadcast nationally on UniMas as part of Major League Soccer's current television deal. On March 12th, the Galaxy will travel to face the Colorado Rapids, in what will be Colorado's home opener.
Tickets will go on sale for the opening match at a later date.
March 6th will mark the 42nd meeting between two of the most successful clubs in Major League Soccer, with a combined nine MLS Cups between the two.Over the course of those meetings, the Galaxy have posted a 10-5-5 record against them at home, scoring 31 goals and allowing just 19.
The Galaxy also opened their 2015 season on March 6th at the StubHub Center, beating the Chicago Fire 2-0 thanks to goals from Jose Villarreal and Robbie Keane to open a season in which the Galaxy posted a 12-2-3 home record while scoring an MLS-high 41 home goals and allowing just 16.
Both ESPN and FS1 will include expanded pre-game shows and feature 2.5 hour broadcast windows on March 6. Additionally, Univision Deportes Network will air an hour pre-game show reviewing the day’s first nine matches ahead of UniMas’ broadcast of the LA vs. D.C. match.
If you won't be in the United States on March 6th, select matches will also be broadcast internationally to more than 140 nations and territories through the League’s global broadcast partners which include Sky Sports in the UK, pan-European broadcaster Eurosport, Globosat in Brazil, Abu Dhabi Media in the Middle East and North Africa, Letv Sports in mainland China, beIN SPORTS across Southeast Asia and Australia, FOX Sports Latin America, FOX Sports Africa, and ESPN International.
Opening day is right around the corner.