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Thursday, February 7, 2008

MLS / D.C. United's 2008 Schedule Released - Christian Gomez To Rapids Deal Done?

MLS and its member clubs today released thier respective schedules for the upcoming 2008 season today. D.C. United's home schedule is slightly better than last year's. Our favorite home match days and start time has always been the Saturday, 7:30 PM matches. Those matches are almost always the best attended, usually breaking 21,000, and as high as 25,000. This season, United has 9 such matches. Last season United had only 7. So were happy to have 2 more of those this season. This year, David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy come to town on a Sunday, for a 12 noon match up on 29 June to be aired on ABC. One half of United's 30 league matches will be nationally televised this year.

Also of note for United for the 2008 MLS season schedule is the abscence of any league matches during the month of July. During that time the SuperLiga and U.S. Open cup competitions will take place. The 2008 MLS All Star match will take place at BMO Field in Toronto, home of Tornoto FC on 24 July, 2008. United will also compete in the CONCACAF Champion's League, which is set to begin its inaugural run this fall, and will replace the current CONCACAF Champions Cup. The dates for the matches in each of these 3 competition have not yet been set.

One final note regarding possible news on the Christian Gomez front, MLS and the Colorado Rapids have announced a press conference for 8 February @ 2PM EST to announce a "major player signing". Could this finally be the news of Gomez' signing, and pending trade for his rights with D.C. United we have long awaited? You can view the official press release here. Our good friend Steven Goff, is reporting on his Washington Post Soccer Insider blog, that the deal has been finalised, and a new contract with the Rapids signed, today. We'll post an update tomorrow after the official announcement is made.


D.C. United 2008 Schedule

L = MLS League Match C = CONCACAF Champions Cup Match

Wed. March 12 at Harbour View (Jamaica) 7:00 p.m. - C
Tues. March 18 Harbour View (Jamica) 7:30 p.m. - C
Sat. March 29 at Kansas City 8:00 p.m. - L
Sat. April 5 Toronto FC 7:30 p.m. - L
Sat. April 12 at Real Salt Lake 9:00 p.m. - L
Th. April 17 Columbus 8:00 p.m. espn2 L
Sat. April 26 Real Salt Lake 7:30 p.m. - L
Sun. May 4 at Colorado 3:00 p.m. - L
Th. May 8 Chicago 7:30 p.m. espn2 L
Sat. May 17 at Chivas USA 10:30 p.m. FSC, FSE L
Wed. May 21 at Toronto FC 7:30 p.m. - L
Sat. May 24 Toronto FC 7:30 p.m. - L
Th. May 29 at New England 7:30 p.m. espn2 L
Wed. June 4 Houston 7:30 p.m. - L
Sat. June 7 at Chicago 8:30 p.m. FSC, FSE L
Sat. June 14 New York 7:30 p.m. HDNet L
Sun. June 22 San Jose 3:00 p.m. TeleFutura L
Sun. June 29 Los Angeles 12:00 p.m. ABC L

July - SUPERLIGA & U.S. OPEN CUP – United has no league matches scheduled during this time.

Thursday, July 24 MLS All Star Game, BMO Field, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sat. August 2 Kansas City 7:30 p.m. - L
Sat. August 9 at New York 7:30 p.m. - L
Sat. August 16 at Chicago 8:30 p.m. - L
Wed. August 20 at New England 7:30 p.m. - L
Sat. August 23 Colorado 7:30 p.m. - L
Sat. August 30 New York 7:30 p.m. FSC, FSE L
Sat. September 6 at San Jose 10:00 p.m. - L
Sat. September 13 FC Dallas 7:30 p.m. FSC, FSE L
Sat. September 20 at Los Angeles 11:00 p.m. FSC, FSE L
Sun. September 28 at FC Dallas 3:00 p.m. TeleFutura L
Sat. October 4 Chivas USA 7:30 p.m. FSC, FSE L
Sun. October 12 at Houston 7:00 p.m. - L
Th. October 16 New England 7:30 p.m. espn2 L
Sun. October 26 at Columbus 5:00 p.m. – L

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