MLS to unveil 2011 home openers

NEW YORK — The MLS offseason is about to feel a little bit shorter.

At 3:30 pm ET today, will reveal the dates of the home openers for every team in the league, including details for First Kick in the league's 16th season.

"First Kick 2011" will feature a week of action among an unprecedented 18 clubs as expansion franchises in Portland and Vancouver join the fold. This coming season, all clubs will play a 34-game balanced scheduled in which every team will face every other team twice, home and away. Ten teams will qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Join the conversation on Twitter by using hashtag #firstkick2011. And be sure to check back here this afternoon for the first set of fixtures.

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