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Philadelphia Union's 2013 Major League Soccer schedule finalized

The Union will kick off their 2013 season on March 2 at PPL Park against Sporting Kansas City. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ file photo)
The Union will kick off their 2013 season on March 2 at PPL Park against Sporting Kansas City. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ file photo)

The Philadelphia Union's schedule for the year has been officially completed with the announcement of the team's local television broadcast schedule.

Among the highlights this year is the team's first ever opening-weekend home game. Marquee road agmes include an early-season trip to New York and a Memorial Day Weekend trip to Montréal.

There's also a four-week stretch in June in which the Union won't have to leave PPL Park.

Newly-signed defender Jeff Parke will face his old team, the Seattle Sounders, at PPL Park on May 4; and the reigning champion Los Angeles Galaxy will visit Chester on May 15.

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New York will make its only appearance of the year at PPL Park on June 23, and D.C. United will visit on August 10.

There are no games on dates when the U.S. men's national team is playing World Cup qualifiers. But there are some games on weekend dates between Tuesday and Friday World Cup qualifying matches.

Ten Union games will be shown on national television, including all three games against the rival Red Bulls. All other games will be televised on Comcast SportsNet, The Comcast Network or WPVI. One of the games over the air will be shown on WPVI's secondary digital channel, the Live Well Network.

Veteran broadcaster J.P. Dellacamera returns to the PPL Park broadcast booth for play-by-play this year. He'll be joined by former Union forward Alejandro Moreno, who has moved into television after an 11-year playing career in Major League Soccer.

Here's the Union's complete schedule for the coming season:

Saturday, March 2nd: vs. Sporting Kansas City, 4:00 p.m. (WPVI-6)
Saturday, March 9th: at Colorado Rapids, 6:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Saturday, March 16th: vs. New England Revolution, 5:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Saturday, March 30th: at New York Red Bulls, 3:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

Saturday, April 6th: at Columbus Crew, 5:00 p.m. (WPVI-6.2/Live Well Network)
Saturday, April 13th: vs. Toronto FC, 4:00 p.m. (WPVI-6)
Sunday, April 21st: at D.C. United, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
Saturday, April 27th: at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. (The Comcast Network)

Saturday, May 4th: vs. Seattle Sounders, 4:00 p.m. (WPVI-6)
Saturday, May 11th: at Chicago Fire, 1:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
Wednesday, May 15th: vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)
Saturday, May 18th: Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Saturday, May 25th: at Montréal Impact, 2:00 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)

Saturday, June 1st: at Toronto FC, 6:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Wednesday, June 5th: vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)
Sunday, June 23rd: vs. New York Red Bulls, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN) 
Saturday, June 29th: vs. FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, July 3rd: at Real Salt Lake, 10:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Saturday, July 6th: at Houston Dynamo, 9:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Friday, July 12th: vs. Chivas USA, 7:30 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Saturday, July 20th: vs. Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)
Saturday, July 27th: at Vancouver Whitecaps, 7:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)

Saturday, August 3rd: vs. Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)
Saturday, August 10th: vs. D.C. United, 8:00 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
Saturday, August 17th: at New York Red Bulls, 8:00 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
Sunday, August 25th: at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)
Saturday, August 31st: vs. Montréal Impact, 7:30 p.m. (The Comcast Network)

Sunday, September 8th: at San Jose Earthquakes, 11:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
Saturday, September 14th: vs. Houston Dynamo, 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)
Friday, September 27th: at Sporting Kansas City, 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

Saturday, October 5th: vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)
Saturday, October 12th: at D.C. United, 7:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Saturday, October 19th: at Montréal Impact, 2:00 p.m. (The Comcast Network)
Saturday, October 26th: vs. Sporting Kansas City, 3:00 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
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