Revs to meet Dallas in 2019 season opener; hosting Columbus in home opener a week later

Major League Soccer dropped an early Christmas present for soccer fans at midday Thursday, announcing each of the 24 home openers for the upcoming 2019 season.

As it has for the last decade, New England will open the season on the road on Saturday, March 2, as it will head to the Lone Star State to take on FC Dallas. That match is slated for 4:30 pm.

The Revs will return home the following week and host the Columbus Crew at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. That match will mark the earliest home opener in the club’s 24-year history.

The following weekend, March 17, will see New England head to Toronto for the Reds’ home opener at BMO Field.

As has become the case for The Boys In Blue, the club have not opened the regular season at home since 2008, when they hosted Houston on March 29 that year. That was part of a 30-match regular season fixture slate.

The full list of fixtures for the Revolution will be released in the next two months.

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