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MLS Releases 2012 Schedule for the Seattle Sounders FC

Sounders FC Matchups

The Sounders 2012 schedule was released today, and this years soccer season starts off with the home and home series against Santos in the knockout stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The  new MLS season kicks off at home vs Toronto FC on Saturday March 17th at 7:00. 

Should be a happy St. Patty’s day for the Emerald City Supporters this year as the beers will be sloshing, and the fans will most likely be a little more vocal than the norm.  So far no international friendlies have been scheduled for the summer European exhibition season.

The first Cascadia match of the year is in Vancouver vs. the Whitecaps on May 19th in defense of the Sounders FC Cascadia Cup victory from last year.

The first meeting against the new MLS squad Montreal Impact falls on June 16th in Montreal, and the first match-up against the defending MLS Cup champion L.A. Galaxy will be played at the XBOX pitch on Wednesday May 2nd at 7:00.

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The MLS Released the 2012 Seattle Sounders FC Schedule on Thursday

The best rivalry in the MLS has to wait till the end of the season as the Sounders don’t face their I-5 counterparts till September 15th. That game is in Portland.

So far the US Open Cup schedule has not been released, so we will have to wait to find out who we will be defending our back-to-back-to-back Open Cup championship campaign against.  This season will definitely be one of new beginnings for the Sounders.

With the loss of both Kasey Keller, and Terry Boss, goalkeeping will be an issue all season long.

The Sounders have recently been expanding their search for new talent to Europe, adding a couple new faces during the European transfer window.

Only time will tell if the Sounders will have any fortune of adding any high-priced talent a-la the Galaxy, or Red Bulls, but it sure would be nice to see some superstars float our way up in Seattle.

The biggest thing the Sounders will have to work on this season is getting to the playoffs again, and now that they finally know how to score a playoff goal, winning a playoff series.

In the past, even with the success they have had in the Open Cup tournament, they seem to fade once the push for the MLS Cup comes around.

So raise them high ECS, let’s hope the new year brings us the fortune we have waited three years to taste.

Seattle Sounders FC 2012 MLS Schedule

Sat., March 17 — vs. Toronto FC at 7 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Fri., March 23 — vs. Houston Dynamo at 7 p.m.  – (NBC Sports Network)
Sat., March 31 — vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 7 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., April 7 — at D.C. United at 4:30 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., April 14 — vs. Colorado Rapids at 1 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., April 28 — at Chicago Fire at 5:30 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Wed., May 2 — vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at 7 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., May 5 — vs. Philadelphia Union at 1 p.m.  – (NBC Sports Network)
Wed., May 9 — at FC Dallas at 5:30 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., May 12 — vs. Real Salt Lake at 7 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., May 19 — at Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 1 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Wed., May 23 — vs. Columbus Crew at 7 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., May 26 — at Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., June 16 — at Montreal Impact at 4:30 p.m. –  (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Wed., June 20 — vs. Sporting Kansas City at 7 p.m. –  (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sun., June 24 — at Portland Timbers at 2 p.m.  – (ESPN/ESPN Deportes)
Sat., June 30 — at New England Revolution at 4:30 p.m.  – (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Wed., July 4 — at Real Salt Lake at 7 p.m. –  (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., July 7 — vs. Colorado Rapids at 8 p.m  – NBC Sports Network)
Sun., July 15 — at New York Red Bulls at 1 p.m  – ESPN/ESPN Deportes)
Wed., July 18 — vs. Real Salt Lake at 8 p.m  – NBC Sports Network)
Sat., July 28 — at Colorado Rapids at 6 p.m  – KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sun., Aug. 5 — vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at 7 p.m  – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes)
Sat., Aug. 11 — at San Jose Earthquakes at 7:30 p.m  – KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., Aug. 18 — vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 1 p.m  – KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., Aug. 25 — at Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m  – KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sun., Sept. 2 — at FC Dallas at 4 p.m  – KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., Sept. 8 — vs. Chivas USA at TBD (KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., Sept. 15 — at Portland Timbers at 12:30 p.m  – NBC)
Sun., Sept. 23 — vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 7 p.m  – KING-5 or KONG-6/16)
Sat., Sept. 29 — at Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 6 p.m  – NBC Sports Network)
Sun., Oct. 7 — vs. Portland Timbers at 6 p.m  – ESPN/ESPN Deportes)
Sun., Oct. 21 — vs. FC Dallas at 6 p.m  – ESPN/ESPN Deportes)
Sun., Oct. 28 — at Los Angeles Galaxy at 6 p.m  – ESPN/ESPN Deportes)

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