Minnesota United will play six nationally televised games during its 34-game MLS schedule released Thursday.
The Loons also will host a regular-season ending “Decision Day” game for the first time, facing Houston and former Loons Darwin Quintero and Christian Ramirez on Oct. 4.
Last season, United played its first five regular-season games on the road before it played at new Allianz Field on April’s second weekend.
This season, the Loons will have an early four-game homestand that includes two March games, starting with the home opener against New York Red Bulls on March 15.
After that, they play three more home games March 21 vs. Montreal, April 4 vs. San Jose and April 11 vs. L.A. Galaxy.
United will play fellow 2017 expansion team and 2018 MLS champion Atlanta on August 9 in a 2 p.m. Sunday game at Allianz Field on ABC, a first for the club on the network.
It will play a July 12 game against LAFC on the road on ESPN.
Fox Sports 1 will televise the team’s March 1 season opener at Portland, the March 15 home opener against the Red Bulls, a May 31 home match against L.A. Galaxy and an Aug. 16 game at defending champion Seattle.
United also plays both 2020 expansion teams, playing at Inter Miami on May 16 and meeting Nashville FC on June 13 at Allianz Field in the team’s annual Pride game. It also plays at Nashville August 1.
The Loons’ first international friendly will be played May 27 against an opponent to be named later
All regular-season games not televised nationally will be broadcast on Fox Sports North.
Ticket presales for the home opener for Itasca Society, season-ticket, Preserve and newsletter members and the general public will go on sale Jan. 8-10. Tickets for the international friendly and home games 2-8 will go on sale Jan. 15-17.