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Major League Soccer announces 2015 Houston Dynamo schedule

Major League Soccer announced the 2015 league schedule on Wednesday, including the Dynamo’s 34-game slate for its tenth season in Houston.

The Dynamo open the 2015 campaign on Saturday, March 7 at BBVA Compass Stadium against the Columbus Crew. The 17-game BBVA Compass Stadium home schedule includes one visit from FC Dallas (May 1) in the Texas Derby and 2015 MLS expansion club Orlando City SC (March 13), featuring Brazilian midfielder Kaká, a former FIFA World Player of the Year. 

The Dynamo will return to the Western Conference this year for the first time since 2010. 

Houston will host the reigning MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy on July 25 and welcomes the 2014 Supporters’ Shield winning Seattle Sounders FC to BBVA Compass Stadium for the home finale on Oct. 18. 

“More than anything, we are ready to get back into action in 2015,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “We have a very exciting season ahead, and seeing the schedule helps bring it even closer to reality. We are building a strong team and have a thrilling lineup of games for fans to support the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.”

Major League Soccer will continue to play an unbalanced schedule this season, with the Dynamo set to play each Eastern Conference team once, six Western Conference teams three times and three Western Conference clubs (Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Real Salt Lake) twice. In addition, MLS is introducing “Decision Day” for the final day of the regular season – all five Western Conference games, including the Dynamo’s visit to Vancouver on Oct. 25, will be played simultaneously at 6 p.m. CT as the final MLS Cup Playoffs standings are sorted.

The 2015 home schedule includes two games with former Eastern Conference rival Sporting Kansas City (April 25 and Sept. 23) and two with the San Jose Earthquakes (May 5 and Aug. 8), a renewed Western Conference rival.  

The home slate includes 10 Saturday home dates, four Friday home games, and one match on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. The Dynamo will host no more than one day game at BBVA Compass Stadium this season.  

The 2015 season marks the debut of head coach Owen Coyle and Mexico national team forward Erick “Cubo” Torres, who signed with the Dynamo on Dec. 23 and will join the club during the 2015 season following his loan to Chivas Guadalajara. Forward Giles Barnes is set to return after an award-winning season in which he collected Dynamo MVP, Players’ Player of the Year, Ironman of the Year and Golden Boot honors. Additionally, Honduras international midfielder Luis Garrido and four-time World Cup veteran DaMarcus Beasley will be with the club from the start of the season after joining last July. 

Houston Dynamo – 2015 MLS Schedule

 All times CT. (Local TV to be announced at a later date.)

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME (CT)

Saturday, March 7

Columbus Crew SC

7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13

Orlando City SC

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 21

at LA Galaxy

9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28

Colorado Rapids

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 4

at Seattle Sounders FC

TBD

Saturday, April 11

Montreal Impact

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18

at D.C. United

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 25

Sporting Kansas City

7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 1

FC Dallas

8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5

San Jose Earthquakes

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 10

at Toronto FC

4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 16

Portland Timbers FC

7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 22

at LA Galaxy

9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 30

at NYCFC

6:00 p.m.

Friday, June 5

New York Red Bulls

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 20

at Portland Timbers FC

9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 26

at FC Dallas

8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 3

Chicago Fire

8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 10

at San Jose Earthquakes

10:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 18

at Real Salt Lake

9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

LA Galaxy

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 1

at Sporting Kansas City

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 8

San Jose Earthquakes

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 15

at New England Revolution

6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 21

at Portland Timbers FC

10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 26

at Colorado Rapids

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 29

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 12

Real Salt Lake

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 20

at Philadelphia Union

6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 23

Sporting Kansas City

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 26

Colorado Rapids

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 4

at FC Dallas

4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 18

Seattle Sounders FC

TBD

Sunday, October 25

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

6:00 p.m.