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By Julie Glass

The 2018 MLS season starts today, and here’s everything you need to know:


World Cup break: June 14-22
MLS All-Star Game: Aug. 1, to be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Decision Day: Oct. 28, with all regular-season finales played at same time
Playoffs: Oct. 31, top six finishers in Eastern and Western Conferences qualify
MLS Cup: Dec. 8, held at home stadium of finalist with the highest regular-season point total


(All times Eastern)


Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC (BMO Field, Toronto), 1 p.m. 

Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United FC (BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston), 3:30 p.m. TV: Univision

UNION vs. New England Revolution (Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pa.), 7 p.m. 

Orlando City SC vs. D.C. United (Orlando City Stadium), 7:30 p.m.

FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake (Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas), 8 p.m. 
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United FC (Avaya Stadium, San Jose), 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles FC (CenturyLink Field, Seattle), 5 p.m. TV: ESPN

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact (BC Place, Vancouver), 6 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City vs. New York City FC (Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City), 7:30 p.m. TV: FS1

Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers (StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.), 10 p.m., TV: FS1