Revs open 2012 season on March 10

The New England Revolution will open its season on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes on March 10, according to the 2012 MLS schedule released on Thursday.

Five of the team’s first seven matches will be away, with the Revs' home opener set for March 24 against Portland. The team will host 17 regular-season matches at Gillette Stadium.

The Revs' training camp opens Jan. 16.

Here's part of the Revs' announcement:

After opening the season on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes on March 10, the Revs will travel to Kansas City for the first time on March 17. Five of the team’s first seven matches will be played away from home.

New England opens its 17-game MLS home slate against Portland on March 24. The Revs will play just two home games in the first two months of the season, also facing long-time rival D.C. United on April 14. However, beginning May 2, New England will host 10 league matches in 15 weeks at Gillette Stadium.

Among the other schedule highlights, the Revs will host MLS Cup runner-up Houston on May 19, and Seattle on June 30. League newcomer Montreal will make its first-ever visit to Foxborough on August 11, while September features I-95 rivals Philadelphia on Sept. 1, and New York on Sept. 22. The Revs will close their home schedule on Oct. 20 against rival Chicago.

The Revolution will have four matches broadcast nationally. Three games will be broadcast on new MLS partner NBC Sports, while the other 31 matches will be broadcast regionally by Comcast SportsNet New England. Additionally, the July 8 home match against New York will also be televised nationally in Spanish on Galavision.

The Revs will make all four of their Western Conference road trips in the first nine weeks of the season, traveling to San Jose (March 10), LA (March 31), Dallas (April 5) and Real Salt Lake (May 5).

The team’s three-game series against the New York Red Bulls opens in Harrison, N.J., on April 28, before turning to Gillette Stadium on July 8 and Sept. 22. All of the Revolution’s matches against its I-95 corridor rivals – New York, Philadelphia and D.C. – are scheduled for weekends, including four Saturday contests on the road.

The Revolution will make its first-ever trip to Montreal on July 18, before closing the regular season in the Quebec city on October 27.

To check out the Revs' full schedule, click HERE.