Datebook: MLS releases dates for opening home matches

MLS released the dates for the opening home matches to the 2021 season, which will begin the weekend of April 16-18.

Three teams will be moving into new stadiums: Columbus, FC Cincinnati and Austin FC.

The three Canadian teams will open at U.S. venues: CF Montreal (Inter Miami CF Stadium),  Vancouver Whitecaps (Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium) and  Toronto FC (Orlando City's Exploria Stadium).

Note: All times are ET. Home teams listed first. Schedule is subject to change.
Friday, April 16, 2021
8 p.m. Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes (BBVA Stadium) ESPN+
9:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. Minnesota United (Lumen Field)  FS1, FOX Deportes
Saturday, April 17, 2021
1 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting KC (Red Bull Arena) ESPN+
2 p.m.  CF Montreal vs. Toronto FC (Miami, Fla.; Inter Miami CF Stadium) ESPN+
3 p.m. Orlando City vs. Atlanta United (Exploria Stadium)  UniMas, TUDN, Twitter
5:30 p.m. LAFC vs. Austin FC (Banc of California Stadium)  FOX, FOX Deportes
8 p.m. FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (Toyota Stadium) ESPN+
8 p.m.  D.C. United vs. New York City FC (Audi Field) ESPN+
8:30 p.m. Nashville SC vs. FC Cincinnati (Nissan Stadium) ESPN+
8:30 p.m. Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution (Soldier Field) ESPN+

Sunday, April 18
3 p.m. Inter Miami vs. LA Galaxy (Inter Miami CF Stadium) ABC, ESPN Deportes
5:30 p.m. Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union (Historic Crew Stadium) FS1, FOX Deportes

10 p.m. Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers (Rio Tinto Stadium)  TSN, ESPN+
Friday, April 23
 7:30 p.m.  Sporting Kansas City vs. Orlando City SC (Children’s Mercy Park)   FS1, FOX Deportes
Saturday, April 24
1 p.m. NYCFC vs. FC Cincinnati (Yankee Stadium) ESPN+
3 p.m.  Toronto FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Exploria Stadium) ESPN+
3:30 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas (Earthquakes Stadium) Univision, TUDN, Twitter
8 p.m. Atlanta United vs. Chicago Fire FC (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) ESPN+
8 p.m.  New England Revolution vs. D.C. United (Gillette Stadium) ESPN+
8 p.m. Philadelphia Union vs. Inter Miami CF (Subaru Park) ESPN+
8 p.m. Minnesota United vs. Real Salt Lake (Allianz Field) ESPN+
9 p.m. Colorado Rapids vs. Austin FC (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park) ESPN+
10:30 p.m. Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo FC (Providence Park) ESPN+
Sunday, April 25
5:30 p.m. LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls (Dignity Health Sports Park) FS1, FOX Deportes
Saturday, May 1
 2 p.m. Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City (Rio Tinto Stadium) ESPN+
Sunday, May 16, 2021
4 p.m. FC Cincinnati vs. Inter Miami CF (West End Stadium)  FOX, FOX Deportes
Saturday, June 19, 2021
9 p.m. Austin FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (FC’s Q2 Stadium) UniMás, TUDN
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