Orlando City SC – New York City FC: Sunday, March 8, 5 p.m. ET
Storylines abound as these two expansion sides prepare to take their bow at the Citrus Bowl. Will Frank Lampard play in this game or stay in Manchester? What sort of impact will Kaka and David Villa exert on their MLS debuts? And will NYCFC make Orlando City boss Adrian Heath pay for saying he is looking forward to playing Manchester City?
Seattle Sounders – New England Revolution – Sunday, March 8, 9:30 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1)
The final game of the opening weekend pairs two of the league's best teams and pits Sounders FC star Clint Dempsey against his former side. Expect both teams to open up on the counter and push the tempo at the right times at CenturyLink Field.
Sporting Kansas City – New York Red Bulls – Sunday, March 8, 7 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1)
These two sides both entered the offseason with plenty of questions to answer. New York remained loyal to its core group despite the departure of Thierry Henry, while Sporting Kansas City signed Luis Marin and Krisztian Nemeth to reinforce the squad ahead of next year. The balance between the sides -- Sporting’s high-pressure 4-3-3 vs. New York’s wing-oriented 4-4-2 -- should create intrigue at Sporting Park.
Vancouver Whitecaps – Toronto FC – Saturday, March 7, 6 p.m. ET
This particular rivalry receives scant attention on this side of the border, but these two Canadian sides produce compelling, gritty matches when they play. TFC will hope to kick off its quest for a first playoff berth with success at B.C. Place, while the Whitecaps expect to claim the points in their bid to return to the postseason.
LA Galaxy – Chicago Fire – Friday, March 6, 10 p.m. ET
The defending champs start life without Landon Donovan at the StubHub Center in the season opener. Even with Donovan now coasting into retirement, the Galaxy -- especially with Robbie Keane still in the fold -- resent a significant threat to defend MLS Cup in 2015.