March Madness: A Look at the Seattle Sounders' Busy Schedule

March is a busy month for the Seattle Sounders, but it's also an exciting one. With a mix of home and away matches, and some key matchups on the schedule, there's plenty to look forward to for Sounders fans.
Colorado Rapids v Seattle Sounders
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The 2024 MLS season is underway, and the Seattle Sounders are gearing up for a packed month of March. With five games on the docket, the boys in Rave Green will be tested both at home and on the road. Here's a closer look at what Sounders fans can expect:

1. March 2nd: Home Opener vs. Austin FC (7:30 PM PT)

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Austin FC v Seattle Sounders FC / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

Seattle Sounders FC begins its home campaign with a thrilling match against Austin FC at Lumen Field. This is the inaugural opportunity for the supporters to witness the team's performance at home and commemorate the launch of the 50th anniversary season.

2. March 9th: Away at Philadelphia Union (4:30 PM PT)

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2014 U.S. Open Cup - Final / Drew Hallowell/GettyImages

Seattle Sounders FC will travel to face Philadelphia Union in a challenging encounter with one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. This match will be a crucial test of the Sounders' form and resilience against a formidable rival.

3. March 16th: Home vs. Colorado Rapids (12:30 PM PT)

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Colorado Rapids v Seattle Sounders FC / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

The Sounders will return to Lumen Field to play against the Colorado Rapids, after their away game. This match will be broadcasted on FOX, which explains the unusual time of 12:30 PM (PT).

4. March 23rd: Away at San Jose Earthquakes (7:30 PM PT)

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Seattle Sounders FC v San Jose Earthquakes / Lyndsay Radnedge/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Seattle Sounders FC will travel to San Jose to take on the Earthquakes in a MLS match. This is a fierce competition between the two teams, and both of them will aim to secure a victory and earn three points in the standings.

5. March 30th: Away at LA Galaxy (7:30 PM PT)

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Seattle Sounders FC v Los Angeles Galaxy / Shaun Clark/GettyImages

At the end of the month, the Sounders will travel to Los Angeles to face the Galaxy in a match that has a long history of intensity and drama. This is one of the fiercest rivalries in MLS, and the Sounders will aim to finish March with a positive result.

Key Matchups

  • Home Opener: The home opener against Austin FC is sure to be a special occasion, and the Sounders will be looking to put on a show for their fans.
  • Rivalry matches on the road: The matchups against the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy are always exciting, and both teams will be looking to claim bragging rights.

Additional Information

  • Tickets for all home games are available on the Sounders FC website.
  • All matches will be broadcast on Apple TV. The game against Colorado will also be on FOX.