2016 MLS Schedule: Get Ready For The Excitement of Wednesdays & Sundays TFC Fans

Won't need these pages for March and April...

Won’t need these pages for March and April…

Everyone ready to start booking those days off?  A few surprises and maybe less than optimal dates – whee Wednesday and Sunday games – but we do get to finish the season at home which is always kind of cool.  So here we go:

TFC play their first eight games on the road, we knew this was going to happen as the 2nd stage of construction at BMO Field is ongoing – yay for a canopy? – but it’s always daunting to see that stretch of games with no relief until the second week in May.  Vanney & Co. have been charged with coming home with at least eight points from those first eight games and looking at their opponents for those games it’s an achievable goal.  The first game against the (Drogba-less?) Montreal Impact is on April 23rd (followed by a home game in August and our second last game of the season in Montreal).

There are four straight games in May – three in the space of eight days, won’t that be fun… As mentioned above, Toronto end the season at home against the Chicago Fire for Decision Day – ooh!   We’ve only one game against the Whitecaps this year, while for the first time in three years Toronto FC will host both the Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy.

It looks like TFC also get a bye week during Canada’s World Cup Qualifier dates in March, which is rather nice.  Plus a break for the Copa America – having bye weeks and league breaks for at least some of this year’s international dates is welcome news in terms of injury and squad rotation.

Similar to last year we have five of our last six at home, with just a jaunt off to Montreal as the only non home game down the stretch – not too shabby.  However there are A LOT of Wednesday and Sunday games (three of each at home) and as the Canadian TV stations haven’t told us what time we’re playing yet it’s hard to look at those home dates in July and August (seven of twelve) and not wonder how much the canopy will protect or how much sunscreen we’re going to need.

Take a look below and let us know which games you’re most looking forward to – See you in May!

Date Time Opposition
Mar 6 1:30 @ NYRB
Mar 13 5:00 @ NYCFC
Mar 20 7:00 @ Kansas City
April 2 9:00 @ Colorado
April 9 4:00 @ NE
April 16 7:00 @ DC
April 23 TBD @ Montreal
May 1 3:30 @ Portland
May 7 TBD v Dallas
May 14 TBD v Vancouver
May 18 TBD v NYCFC
May 21 TBD v Columbus
May 28 7:00 @ NYRB
June 18 TBD v Los Angeles
June 25 7:30 @ Orlando
July 2 TBD v Seattle
July 9 TBD v Chicago
July 13 7:30 @ Columbus
July 16 10:30 @ San Jose
July 23 TBD v DC
July 31 TBD v Columbus
Aug 3 TBD v Salt Lake
Aug 6 TBD v NE
Aug 13 TBD @ Houston
Aug 20 TBD @ Philadelphia
Aug 24 7:30 @ Orlando
Aug 27 TBD v Montreal
Sept 10 8:30 @ Chicago
Sept 18 7:00 v NYRB
Sept 24 TBD v Philadelphia
Sept 28 7:30 v Orlando
Oct 1 TBD v DC
Oct 16 5:00 @ Montreal
Oct 23 4:00 v Chicago

Author: Kristin Knowles

Raised on basketball and baseball, Kristin soon saw the error of her ways when enrolled in a local football league as a child. Geography dictated she choose TFC as her team and ten years later she's still yet to flee the city. Cynically optimistic, she now channels her inner hooligan by singing random pop songs and making poor puns in the stands. May contain adult content. Find me on the internet machine @kzknowles

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  1. That Oct. 23 could be an challenge for that celebrated hybrid grass, especially if it is a La Nina year. With our footballing friends from the CFL having a run on a cool pitch, it may finally make sense why TFC are not a possession, technical team. The “kick it and everyone run” strategy may work on a chopped up pitch.

    BTW, did not MLS make noises that LAFC (wings & OVO colours and all) was considering hustling this franchise into action this season? I guess more time is needed.

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