At long last, the MLS released its full 2011 schedule. Fans have been waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the league to announce the schedule, with teams in a marketing holding pattern at the same time.
The Seattle Sounders will play on the ESPN family of networks five times in 2011, the first of which comes on March 15 at home against the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Sounders will also play on ESPN2 at home against the Portland Timbers on May 14, ESPN on June 23 at home against the New York Red Bulls, on ESPN2 on July 4 at Los Angeles, on ESPN at Portland on July 10.
The Cascadia matches -- between Portland, Vancouver and Seattle -- are also noteworthy and will all take place on weekends. Those games are as follows.
May 14: Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers, ESPN2
June 11: Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC, KING/KONG
July 10: Sounders FC at Portland Timbers, ESPN
Sept. 24: Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, KING/KONG
The full schedule can be found here, at the Seattle Sounders official website.