- The Washington Times - Monday, January 7, 2019

The new Major League Soccer schedule was released Monday, and D.C. United will open their 2019 regular season with a home game against defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United FC on March 3.

The season opener will be broadcast on ESPN, but more than half of United’s regular season matches won’t be found on cable or satellite channels.

United has partnered with a subscription-based streaming service called FloSports, which will carry 21 of the club’s 34 matches in 2019, the Washington Post reported. Previously, the club partnered with WJLA, Washington’s local ABC affiliate, for three seasons.

Without FloSports, fans will only see United’s 13 nationally televised matches, most of them on ESPN, Fox or FS1. 

Other notable fixtures include April 21, when United host David Villa and New York City FC at Audi Field (ESPN); July 18, when the Black and Red play expansion team FC Cincinnati for the first time (ESPN; and Aug. 21, late in the season, when they host the hated rival New York Red Bulls (UniMas). 

The full 2019 schedule can be found on United’s website.

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