Orlando City SC to face New York City FC in headline opening clash for 2015 MLS season

One of the most eagerly awaited games of the 2015 MLS season has been thrown out to us for the first weekend of the new campaign as both expansion sides Orlando City and New York City will go head-to-head on Sunday March 8.

We can expect huge coverage from all over the world, with everyone keen to see how New York superstar David Villa shapes up against Orlando’s very own star in Kaka.

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At this moment we are all unsure of what will happen with Frank Lampard, but given the magnitude of this opening fixture we hope he will be in the frame come the start of March.

Both sets of fans will be desperate to see their side get off the mark in the right way and both sides will be looking to impress in their opening game in Major League Soccer.

The fact that it mark both sides first MLS game makes it all the more special and the excitement leading up to the tie will be huge.

We cannot wait for this one and will cover the ins and outs all the way up to kickoff on Sunday March 8.

The game will be one of ten played on a bumper opening weekend in what should be the most exciting MLS season to date.

All ten opening fixtures for the 2015 MLS Season:

Friday March 6
LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire (StubHub Center)

Saturday March 7
DC United vs. Montreal Impact (RFK Stadium)
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC (BC Place)
Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids (PPL PARK)
Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake (Providence Park)
FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Toyota Stadium)

Sunday March 8
Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC (Orlando Citrus Bowl)
Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls (Sporting Park)
Seattle Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution (CenturyLink Field)

About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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