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Philadelphia Union Will Host Sporting Kansas City In 2013 MLS Home Opener

Major League Soccer announced the league's home openers for all 19 teams for the upcoming 2013 regular season and the Philadelphia Union will host Sporting Kansas City in theirs.

Jamie Squire

After waiting three years for the opportunity, the Philadelphia Union finally get their chance to open the season at home. Major League Soccer announced all of the home openers for the 19 teams in the league today, and the Union were revealed to be hosts of Sporting Kansas City on March 2, at PPL Park.

The Union went played the Seattle Sounders in 2010, the Houston Dynamo in 2011 and the Portland Timbers in 2012 all on the road to open their regular seasons. Philadelphia has a 1-2-0 record in season openers, losing to the Sounders 3-0, beating the Dynamo 1-0 and falling to the Timbers 3-1 last year.

Philadelphia also said that the team will travel to face the Colorado Rapids, who were the away team in the Union's 2012 home opener, the week after facing Kansas City, on March 9 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The league is expected to release the rest of the 2013 regular season schedule in January.