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New York—Real Salt Lake will play two nationally-televised games this season on the FOX Soccer channel, Major League Soccer announced Friday. RSL's game against Houston on May 14 at Rio Tinto Stadium and Real Salt Lake's game on Aug. 27 in Los Angeles against Chivas USA will be carried by FOX Soccer. In all, the network will carry up to 31 league games, including three MLS Cup playoff matches. "FOX Soccer has been a tremendous partner for MLS for many years and we are very happy that we have been able to extend the relationship," league president Mark Abbott said in a statement. "Through both its news coverage and its extensive schedule of MLS games, Fox Soccer allows MLS fans across the country to follow their club as well as their rivals." The FOX Soccer schedule begins March 19 when Colorado begins defense of its MLS Cup championship against the expansion Portland Timbers in Denver. "We're extremely pleased to be home to MLS – the gold standard for soccer in the U.S. - for our ninth straight season," said FOX Soccer general manager David Nathanson. "FOX Soccer is committed to providing soccer fans in America the best coverage possible, and this extension helps us keep that commitment."—- The 2011 Major League Soccer schedule on FOX Soccer. All times are Mountain and subject to change. Home teams are listed first: March 19—Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers, 7 p.m.; March 25—Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston Dynamos, 8 p.m; April 1—Columbus Crew vs. FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m.; April 8—FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids, 7 p.m.; April 16—Toronto FC vs. D.C. United, 5 p.m.; April 22—Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 7:30 p.m.; April 23—L.A. Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers, 9 p.m.; April 29—Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 6:30 p.m. May 6—Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union, 8:30 p.m.; May 14—Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m.; June 3—L.A. Galaxy vs. D.C. United, 9 p.m.; June 10—New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution, 6:30 p.m.; June 11—Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 8 p.m.; June 17—Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 6:30 p.m.; June 25—San Jose Earthquakes vs. L.A. Galaxy, 9 p.m. July 2—D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union, 5 p.m.; July 9—L.A. Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire, 8:30 p.m.; July 16—Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids, 2 p.m.; July 29—Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids, 5:30 p.m.; July 30—Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. L.A. Galaxy; Aug. 15—Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 13—Sporting Kansas City vs. L.A. Galaxy, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 20—Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 8 p.m.; Aug. 27—Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9—L.A. Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids; Sept. 16—Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution, 9 p.m.; Sept. 23—Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union, 6:30 p.m.; Oct.1—Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls, 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 15—Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8:30 p.m.;

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