Major League Soccer announced on Friday that the full 2011 schedule will be released on Thursday.
The schedule will be balanced with each team facing each other twice, both home and away. With the inclusion of the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps, each team will play 34 matches in the 2011 season. The announcement comes amid vocal displeasure from fans about the delay of the final schedule release.
“We recognize that the timing of [the schedule’s] release has caused some inconvenience and we appreciate our fans’ continued patience,” MLS said in the statement.
The announcement will come with little more than a month until the start of the season, when the Los Angeles Galaxy take on the Seattle Sounders at Qwest FIeld on March 15th. The season opener and the 18 home openers for each club was released on December 20th.
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