2013 Schedule by the Numbers

Mike Stobe

A look at the 2013 schedule, broken down into categories.

Just like last year (well...sort of like last year), I've broken down the schedule into some easily digestible categories for your digestion/prognostication/analysis.

And away we go...

By field surface...

Grass: 31

Turf: 3

By time zone...

Eastern: 25

Central: 4

Pacific: 4

Mountain: 1

By conference...

vs. East: 25

vs. West: 9

By day...

Saturday: 18 (10 at home)

Sunday: 13 (5 at home)

Wednesday: 3 (2 at home)

By month...

March: 5 (2 at home)

April: 5 (2 at home)

May: 5 (3 at home)

June: 3 (2 at home)

July: 4 (2 at home)

August: 5 (2 at home)

September: 4 (2 at home)

October: 3 (2 at home)

By team...

Portland Timbers: 1 away

San Jose Earthquakes: 1 away

D.C. United: 3 (2 at home)

Montreal Impact: 3 (2 at home)

Philadelphia Union: 3 (2 at home)

Chicago Fire: 2 (1 at home)

Sporting KC: 2 (1 at home)

New England Revolution: 3 (2 at home)

Toronto FC: 3 (1 at home)

Columbus Crew: 3 (1 at home)

LA Galaxy: 1 home

Vancouver Whitecaps: 1 home

Houston Dynamo: 3 (1 at home)

FC Dallas: 1 home

Seattle Sounders: 1 away

Chivas USA: 1 away

Colorado Rapids: 1 away

Real Salt Lake: 1 home

By television network...

UniMas: 6

NBC Sports Network: 5

ESPN 2: 5

ESPN: 2

NBC: 1

By start time (all times eastern)...TBD: 3

12:30 p.m.: 1

1 p.m.: 1

2 p.m.: 1

3:30 p.m.: 1

4 p.m.: 1

5 p.m.: 8

7 p.m.: 8

7:30 p.m.: 5

8 p.m.: 4

9 p.m.: 1

9:30 p.m.: 1

10 p.m.: 1

Some notes...

  • If you figured the Red Bulls would just flip dates with last year's schedule, you'd be wrong. Last season, they played Columbus and Toronto home-and-home. This year, the Red Bulls play both those teams twice three times. Instead, it's Kansas City and Chicago that get bumped down to two games.
  • What did flip was the D.C. and Philadelphia home dates. Last season, the Red Bulls were sent to both cities twice, while hosting once. This year, both United and the Union will have to make two trips to Red Bull Arena. Also, the Red Bulls only have to travel to the New England Revolution once, where they haven't won in over a decade.
  • Look for attendance to go up. Way more Saturday games and way more late afternoon games.
  • Expect to hear a lot of Arlo White this year. The Red Bulls will be on NBC six times this year, five times on NBC Sports Network.

What say you, Once a Metro readers?

(Note: If I've screwed anything up, let me know. The list was a result of some rough counting.)

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