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Union to start 2017 season at Vancouver; home opener March 11 vs. Toronto

Major League Soccer announced 2017 home openers for the league's 22 clubs on Wednesday.

The Union will open their eighth Major League Soccer season on Sunday, March 5 at Vancouver against the Whitecaps at 9:30 p.m.

The home opener will be Saturday, March 11 against defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC at 4:30. Toronto eliminated the Union in the opening playoff game for both teams this past season.

MLS announced the home opener for each team Wednesday.

The season will kick off March 3 when the expansion Minnesota United visit the Portland Timbers. Once again, each team will play 34 games.​

Here are all of the 2017 home openers across MLS. Home teams are listed first, and all times are Eastern:

Friday, March 3, 2017

9:30 p.m.: Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC (Providence Park)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2 p.m.: Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire
4 p.m.: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
4:30 p.m.: Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto FC
6 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution
7 p.m.: D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City
8:30 p.m.: Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders
10 p.m.: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact (Avaya Stadium)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

5 p.m.: Orlando City vs. New York City FC
7 p.m.: Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls
9:30 p.m.: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Union

Orlando's game will be the first at its new stadium. Atlanta's game will be played at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium, the club's temporary home until Mercedes-Benz Stadium - shared by the United and the NFL's Falcons - opens later in the year.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

2 p.m.: Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake
2 p.m.: New England Revolution vs. Orlando City
4 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado Rapids
4:30 p.m.: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC
7 p.m.: Montreal Impact vs. Seattle Sounders FC
9 p.m.: Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas

Montreal's game will be at Olympic Stadium.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

2 p.m.: New York City FC vs. D.C. United
5 p.m.: Minnesota United FC vs. Atlanta United

Minnesota will play its inaugural season at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium before opening its own stadium next year.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

8 p.m.: FC Dallas vs. New England Revolution

Sunday, March 19, 2017

7 p.m.: Seattle Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls

Friday, March 31, 2017

7:30 p.m.: Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (BMO Field)

Staff writer Jonathan Tannenwald contributed to this post.