For many MLS fans, the day the schedule is released is a bit like Christmas. It's a day that is long anticipated and pretty exciting once it hits. Fans plan out their games, circle specific matches on their respective calendars and begin the countdown towards opening day.
Fans don't need to wait much longer. The schedule will be released on Wednesday.
Of course, we already know the home openers for both Chivas USA and the Galaxy. Chivas USA opens Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. against Colorado while the Galaxy hosts DC United at noon on Sunday, March 22. We'll find out the rest of the schedule, including dates for the Super Clasicos, when Chicago comes to HDC (two games which I'm looking forward to) and the respective midweek games, on Wednesday.
I also hope we'll see some weekends that won't have any games, that MLS complied with their promise of not conflicting with the US national team's World Cup qualifiers. It's absurd that we even have to think about that but 2009 is an important year for the US national team, and the last thing MLS fans who support the US should have to worry about is choosing between their team and their club.