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MLS First Kick 2016: Hey, There's a Bunch of Soccer Today

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Weirdly, the Portland Timbers' match against the Columbus Crew will not be the only match played today. Every team in MLS will be hitting the field today to open the 2016 season in style and you might just want to check some of them out.

New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC

Watch it on: MLS Live

Kickoff: 10:30 a.m. PT at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ

One sentence preview: Two of the few worthwhile teams in the eastern conference face off.

Orlando City SC vs. Real Salt Lake

Watch it on: MLS Live

Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. PT at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando Florida

One sentence preview: Kaka will not be there, but who cares when you have Joao Plata healthy for once.

Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC

Watch it on: MLS Live

Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. PT at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL

One sentence preview: Two bad teams try to convince themselves otherwise.

FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

Watch it on: MLS Live

Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. PT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX

One sentence preview: The best in the West hosts the worst of the East; should be a bloodbath.

Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution

Watch it on: MLS Live

Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. PT at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX

One sentence preview: Two mid table teams that are looking to move up in the world but could free fall.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids

Watch it on: MLS Live

Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA

One sentence preview: Neither of these sides made the playoffs in 2015, but both had top class defenses: could be a snoozer.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Montreal Impact

Watch it on: MLS Live

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. PT at BC Place in Vancouver, BC

One sentence preview: Canadian grudge match between two highly rated sides, but no Drogba.

Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City

Watch it on: FOX Sports 1

Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Park in Seattle, WA

One sentence preview: The Sounders got younger and Sporting got older, but it isn't clear if either got better.

LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United

Watch it on: UniMas

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. PT at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA

One sentence preview: Can the Galaxy's aging stars beat United's aging journeymen?