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Posted by Mac Nwulu on January 5, 2012

ESPN’s 2012 Major League Soccer Schedule

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The 17th season of Major League Soccer on ESPN will begin Monday, March 12, at 9:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes with the live telecast of the Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union match from PGE Park in Portland, Ore.  The inter-conference matchup will be the culmination of Major League Soccer’s First Kick 2012, a series of nationally televised matches to open the 2012 season-opening week (March 10-12). 

Highlights of 2012 MLS season:

  • All 21 (11 on ESPN2, nine on ESPN, one exclusively on ESPN Deportes) regular season matches will be available in high definition and carried on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN3 and WatchESPN;
  • Top three teams by appearances: current MLS champions Los Angeles Galaxy (eight), New York Red Bulls (seven) and Seattle Sounders (six);
  • ESPN will televise the only regular season meeting between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, May 5, live from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.;
  • Two of the three SuperClásico matches between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA, Major League Soccer’s only intra-city rivalry (derby) matches, is exclusively on ESPN networks (Saturday, May 19, at 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12, at 11 p.m.);
  • Seven other matches will feature regional rivals – New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., in the East; Houston vs. Dallas in Texas; and Seattle vs. Portland in the Northwest;
  • The 2012 MLS on ESPN series will include a number of international matches featuring MLS clubs, the MLS All-Star Game, several MLS Cup Playoffs matches and the 2012 MLS Cup (schedule TBD).

ESPN’s 2012 MLS Schedule

(Schedule Subject to Change)

DateTime (ET)MatchNetworks
Mon, March 129:30 p.m.Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia UnionESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun,  March 254 p.m.New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado RapidsESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, April 75 p.m.Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles GalaxyESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, April 226 p.m.DC United vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Fri, May 411 p.m.Chivas USA vs. Chicago FireESPN Deportes
Sat, May 58 p.m.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New York Red BullsESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 131:30 p.m.Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, May 1910:30 p.m.Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles GalaxyESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, June 165 p.m.Houston Dynamo vs. FC DallasESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, June 245 p.m.Portland Timbers vs. Seattle SoundersESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, June 30 10 p.m.San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles GalaxyESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, July 83 p.m.Chicago Fire vs. Los Angeles GalaxyESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, July 154 p.m.New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle SoundersESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, July 212:30 p.m.New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia UnionESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 510 p.m.Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles GalaxyESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 1211 p.m.Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles GalaxyESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 269 p.m.Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Thu, Sept 20 8 p.m.Philadelphia Union vs. DC UnitedESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct  79 p.m.Seattle Sounders vs. Portland TimbersESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 219 p.m.Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 289 p.m.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes

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