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New YorkReal 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 19Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers, 7 p.m.; March 25Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston Dynamos, 8 p.m; April 1Columbus Crew vs. FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m.; April 8FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids, 7 p.m.; April 16Toronto FC vs. D.C. United, 5 p.m.; April 22Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 7:30 p.m.; April 23L.A. Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers, 9 p.m.; April 29Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 6:30 p.m. May 6Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union, 8:30 p.m.; May 14Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m.; June 3L.A. Galaxy vs. D.C. United, 9 p.m.; June 10New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution, 6:30 p.m.; June 11Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 8 p.m.; June 17Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 6:30 p.m.; June 25San Jose Earthquakes vs. L.A. Galaxy, 9 p.m. July 2D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union, 5 p.m.; July 9L.A. Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire, 8:30 p.m.; July 16Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids, 2 p.m.; July 29Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids, 5:30 p.m.; July 30Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. L.A. Galaxy; Aug. 15Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 13Sporting Kansas City vs. L.A. Galaxy, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 20Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 8 p.m.; Aug. 27Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9L.A. Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids; Sept. 16Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution, 9 p.m.; Sept. 23Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union, 6:30 p.m.; Oct.1Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls, 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 15Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8:30 p.m.;