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D.C. United Schedule 2015: MLS releases the league's full slate of matches

MLS has released the full 2015 schedule for D.C. United and the rest of the league.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer has already teased D.C. United fans with two confirmed matches on the schedule (March 7th at home against the Montreal Impact and March 22nd on the road against the New York Red Bulls). We've also previously learned that the entire MLS season will kick off in LA, where the Galaxy will host the Chicago Fire. Today, however, we get to see the full schedule for every club around the league.

United will face expansion sides Orlando City SC and New York City FC a total of five times. The Black-and-Red will host the Lions on May 13th, and will be in Florida on April 3rd and June 14th. United's two games against NYCFC will be August 13th (away) and October 2nd (home).

Along with Orlando, United will face the following teams three times:

Montreal Impact (twice on the road)
New York Red Bulls (twice on the road)
Columbus Crew (twice at home)
Philadelphia Union (twice at home)
Chicago Fire (twice at home)

The three Eastern conference sides United will only face twice are NYCFC, the New England Revolution, and Toronto FC.

As far as the Western Conference goes, United will host the LA Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, and the San Jose Earthquakes. That means road games against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Portland Timbers (for the second year in a row, and mid-week at that!), the Seattle Sounders, FC Dallas, and the Colorado Rapids.

United is currently listed as being on national television ten times, which leaves 24 games for CSN-Washington to pick up. Here's hoping they actually do so this year, as opposed to previous years in which United fans have had to scramble to watch nearly 25% of the team's games.

In terms of how the schedule will pair with United's CONCACAF Champions League hopes, it's not ideal. United will open the season three days after hosting the second leg of the quarterfinal tie against LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica. If DC goes through, the next matchdays are March 17th-19th - mid-week games when United has a trip to Red Bull Arena that Sunday - and April 7th-9th. United plays on April 3rd and April 11th. If the Black-and-Red get to the CCL final, they'll play on April 22nd (four days after hosting Houston and three days before a trip to Vancouver) and April 29th (four days after that Whitecaps game, and three days before hosting the Crew). It remains to be seen whether MLS will move games around for United's benefit, as they did for the Galaxy last year.

Here is the entire schedule:

Saturday 3/7 Home Montreal Impact
Sunday 3/22 Away NY Red Bulls
Saturday 3/28 Home LA Galaxy
Friday 4/3 Away Orlando City
Saturday 4/11 Home NY Red Bulls
Saturday 4/18 Home Houston Dynamo
Saturday 4/25 Away Vancouver Whitecaps
Saturday 5/2 Home Columbus Crew
Saturday 5/9 Home Sporting Kansas City
Wednesday 5/13 Home Orlando City
Sunday 5/17 Away Philadelphia Union
Saturday 5/23 Away New England Revolution
Wednesday 5/27 Away Portland Timbers
Saturday 5/30 Home Philadelphia Union
Wednesday 6/3 Home Chicago Fire
Saturday 6/6 Home Toronto FC
Sunday 6/14 Away Orlando City
Sunday 6/21 Home New England Revolution
Wednesday 6/24 Away Chicago Fire
Saturday 6/27 Away Toronto FC
Frday 7/3 Away Seattle Sounders
Saturday 7/18 Away FC Dallas
Sunday 7/26 Home Philadelphia Union
Saturday 8/1 Home Real Salt Lake
Saturday 8/8 Away Montreal Impact
Thursday 8/13 Away NYCFC
Saturday 8/22 Home San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday 8/30 Away NY Red Bulls
Saturday 9/12 Away Colorado Rapids
Saturday 9/19 Home Columbus Crew
Saturday 9/26 Away Montreal Impact
Friday 10/2 Home NYCFC
Sunday 10/18 Home Chicago Fire
Sunday 10/25 Away Columbus Crew