Major League Soccer will announce some of the season openers for the 2009 season later today, and among them will be Real Salt Lake’s home opener against the defending MLS champion Columbus Crew on April 2 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The regular season begins on March 21, but RSL will be the lone MLS team with a bye that weekend. With expansion Seattle joining the league in 2009 there are an odd number of teams at 15. Real Salt Lake’s first game will be on the road on March 28 against a yet-to-be-determined team.
What are your thoughts about opening up with a bye, on the road and then at home against Columbus?