Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sporting to Open 2013 with 2 on the Road Before Home Opener

Today MLS released their schedule of each team's home opener, and in the process, Kansas City found out their first 3 opponents of the season. 
Sporting KC will open the season for the third straight year on the road.  They'll travel to Philadelphia for their opener on March 2nd to take on the Union.  KC was 1-1 in Philadelphia last year, losing 4-0 in league play in the most disappointing performance of the season.  KC got a matter of revenge though in the US Open Cup, when KC traveled to Philadelphia and got a 2-0 win to advance to the finals.
The following week KC will be on the road again.  This time they'll be taking on Toronto FC on March 9th.  The venue is yet to be determined, which means that the game probably won't take place at BMO Field.  I'd guess that TFC is working to get this game at the Rogers Centre.  Last year against Toronto, KC won 1-0 in Toronto for the first time since the first game at BMO Field.
KC finally comes home on the 16th of March.  They'll welcome the Chicago Fire to Livestrong Sporting Park the day before St. Patrick's Day this year.  Last year KC went 1-1 against the Fire at Livestrong, dropping a 1-0 game before winning 2-0 late in the season thanks to two Graham Zusi goals. 

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