RENTON, WASH. – Major League Soccer announced the complete 30-game schedule for Seattle Sounders FC today, with 10 matches selected to be televised nationally.
Sounders FC will play three of its first four games on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field, beginning with the MLS 2010 First Kick March 25 against Philadelphia Union in high definition on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes at 6:30 p.m. (PT).
Seattle will appear six other times on the ESPN networks, including three at home: D.C. United on June 10, Real Salt Lake on September 9 and Chivas USA on October 15. Road matches at FC Dallas on April 22, Philadelphia on June 27 (the grand opening of Union’s venue in Chester, Pa.) and D.C. United on July 15 will also be on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
Two games will be televised by Fox Soccer Channel and one by TeleFutura. All Sounders FC league games not aired nationally on ESPN or FSC will be carried live on KING 5 or KONG 6/16. All games can also be heard on the radio home of Sounders FC, News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM. All Sounders FC Spanish language broadcasts will be aired on Ke Buena 1210 AM, except nationally aired broadcasts. Select Sounders FC Spanish language TV matches will be aired on KOMO2 TV, Comcast channel 114, a Univision sister station.
Seattle will not play more than two consecutive MLS games at home or away. The first road game is on April 10 at defending MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake.
Sounders FC visits the new Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on May 15. The final regular season game is on October 23 at Houston.
In the spring, the team will announce three additional games to be included in the season ticket package.