Sounders FC to host Los Angeles FC in 2018 season opener

After a second straight MLS Cup championship appearance, the Seattle Sounders FC learned their first MLS opponent in 2018 will be Los Angeles FC.

The Rave Green will face LAFC in its season-opener at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle will then head to Southern California for LAFC's first-ever match at the new Banc of California stadium at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.

"The Sounders are 5-4-0 all-time in MLS regular season openers, with eight of the nine matches at CenturyLink Field. Last season’s season-opening loss at Houston marked the first time in club history the Sounders began the season away from home. Next season’s opener marks the eighth meeting between the Sounders and an initial contest with an expansion club. The Rave Green are 3-2-2 all-time in these matches, including a scoreless draw against Atlanta United FC last March."

To recap:

2:00 p.m. PT - Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles FC (CenturyLink Field)

6:00 p.m. PT - Seattle Sounders FC at Los Angeles FC (Banc of California Stadium)

The complete regular season slate will be announced in January.