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Chicago Fire Soccer Club Unveils 2018 Regular Season Schedule

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The Fire's original season opener on the road against the Colorado Rapids has been rescheduled to June 13 to accommodate the Rapids' involvement in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.

The full schedule can be found at www.chicago-fire.com/schedule.

During the 2018 MLS regular season, each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their respective conference opponents (10 teams in the East, 11 teams in the West) twice during the season with one game at home and one game away. Western Conference teams will play one additional intra-conference game and Eastern Conference teams will play two. All teams will face each non-conference opponent once.

The national broadcast lineup includes seven matches. The Fire are slated to appear on Univision Deportes four times in addition to one game each on UniMas, Fox Sports 1 and ESPN. The club's local television schedule will be announced at a later date.

In Eastern Conference action, the Fire face Columbus Crew SC and Toronto FC three times, hosting Columbus twice while traveling two times to Toronto. The Fire will take on the reigning MLS Cup champions in consecutive weeks, hosting Toronto on Saturday, July 21 before traveling to BMO Field on Saturday, July 28. Chicago will also play home-and-away sets against Atlanta United, D.C. United, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC and the Philadelphia Union.

The Fire's Western Conference lineup will see the Men in Red hosting the Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles FC, Sporting KC, Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes. Chicago will travel to face the Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Minnesota United, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Chicago Fire group ticket options will be available on Wednesday, Jan. 10 by emailing tickets@chicago-fire.com. The single game ticket presale begins on Wednesday, Jan. 17 via Ticketmaster. Single game tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 19 and will be available by calling 888-MLS-Fire or visiting www.chicago-fire.com.

Fans looking to secure tickets before then can take advantage of the club's Opening Day Holiday Pack offer, one of three 2018 Mini-Plans, or securing a 2018 season ticket package.

Additionally, current season ticket holders can begin making exchanges on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Match selection for Mini-Plan Holders will begin on Friday, Jan. 12.

Chicago Fire 2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Saturday, March 10, Sporting Kansas City, Chicago, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, Minnesota United FC, Minneapolis, 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, Portland Timbers, Chicago, 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, Columbus Crew SC, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, Univision Deportes, LA Galaxy, Chicago, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, Univision Deportes, New York Red Bulls, New York Red Bulls, 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, Toronto FC, Toronto, 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, Atlanta United FC, Chicago, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9, Montreal Impact, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, Columbus Crew SC, Columbus, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, UniMas, Houston Dynamo, Chicago, 3 p.m.,
Saturday, May 26, Orlando City SC, Orlando, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 30, Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia, TBD
Saturday, June 2, Univision Deportes, San Jose Earthquakes, Chicago, 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, New England Revolution, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, Colorado Rapids, Colorado, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 23, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle, 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, New York City FC, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, Vancouver Whitecaps, Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, Philadelphia Union, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, FC Dallas, Dallas, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 21, Toronto FC, Chicago, 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, Toronto FC, Toronto, 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 4, Real Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, New York Red Bulls, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, Montreal Impact, Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, Columbus Crew SC, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, Fox Sports 1, Orlando City SC, Chicago, 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 22, New England Revolution, New England, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26, New York City FC, New York City FC, 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, Univision Deportes, Los Angeles FC, Chicago, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 , ESPN, D.C. United, Washington, D.C., 12 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, Atlanta United FC, Atlanta, TBD
Sunday, October 28, D.C., United, Chicago, 3:30 p.m.

ABOUT CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, and celebrated its 20th season in Major League Soccer in 2017. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 Supporters Shield. The Club's charitable arm, the Chicago Fire Foundation, was recognized as 2016 Beyond Sport Team of the Year and 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Sport Team of the Year. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.8 million in grants and contributions to benefit Chicagoland youth. Anchoring Chicago's growing soccer fan base, the Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., located 15 miles from Chicago's Loop. www.Chicago-Fire.com.