The Red Bulls will open their 23rd Major League Soccer season against a pair of familiar faces.

At Red Bull Arena Saturday, March 10, New York will welcome the Portland Timbers and new head coach Giovanni Savarese, a former MetroStars standout, in its home opener. It will be the fourth time the club opens the regular season at RBA, where they are 2-1-0 in openers.

A week later on Saturday March 17, the Red Bulls will visit Sandy, Utah to take on Real Salt Lake and Mike Petke, a former defender and Red Bulls head coach.

The Red Bulls can’t complain about the schedule as 16 of their 17 regular-season games will take place on Saturday or Sunday, with one Wednesday night match at RBA.

The Hudson River Derby will resume Saturday, May 5 with a 2 p.m. match at RBA. The Red Bulls also will face New York City FC Sunday, July 8, and Wednesday August 22, both matches at Yankee Stadium. The third match on August 22 will be part of MLS Rivalry Week.

The Red Bulls will make their first trip to Audi Field in D.C. to meet D.C. United July 25. Audi Field, the new home of New York’s Atlantic Cup rivals, is set to open on July 14.

MLS will break for the World Cup group stage from June 14 and June 28. The Red Bulls will play one match during that time, hosting FC Dallas Saturday, June 23.

The Red Bulls close out the season Sunday, Oct. 28, against Orlando City at RBA on MLS Decision Day.

The MLS Cup Playoffs will begin oWednesday, Oct. 31.

Red Bulls games will be televised on national TV 14 times.

MSG Networks will be the regional home for the club, as it has since 1996. Additional broadcast details on MSG’s coverage will be announced at a later date.

Red Bulls Radio will also return to broadcast matches in English and Spanish.

DATE                      OPPONENT                    Location                     Time             TV Info
Sat., Mar 10           Portland                          Red Bull Arena           7:00 PM       MSG Networks
Sat., Mar 17           at Real Salt Lake              Sandy, Utah                 9:00 PM       MSG Networks
Sat., Mar 24           Minnesota                       Red Bull Arena           7:00 PM       MSG Networks
Sat., Mar 31           at Orlando City SC           Orlando, Fla.                1:00 PM       Unimas
Sat., Apr 7             Houston                          Red Bull Arena           3:00 PM       Univision
Sat., Apr 14           Montreal                          Red Bull Arena           1:00 PM       MSG Networks/TVA
Sat., Apr 21           Chicago                           Red Bull Arena           2:00 PM       Univision
Sat., Apr 28            at LA Galaxy                    Carson, Calif.               10:30 PM     MSG Networks
Sat., May 5             New York City FC           Red Bull Arena           2:00 PM       ESPN
Sat., May 12           at Colorado                      Commerce City, Colo.  9:00 PM       MSG Networks
Sun., May 20          at Atlanta United              Atlanta, Ga.                  7:00 PM       FS1
Sat., May 26           Philadelphia                    Red Bull Arena          7:00 PM       MSG Networks
Sat., Jun 2              at New England                Foxboro, Mass.            7:30 PM      MSG Networks
Sat., Jun 9              at Columbus Crew SC      Columbus, Ohio           5:00 PM      ESPN
Wed., Jun 13         Seattle                              Red Bull Arena           8:00 PM      MSG Networks
Sat., Jun 23           FC Dallas                         Red Bull Arena           6:00 PM      Unimas
Sun., Jul 1              at Toronto FC                   Toronto, Canada           4:30 PM      FOX/TSN
Sun., Jul 8              at New York City FC         New York, N.Y.             7:00 PM      FS1
Sat., Jul 14            Sporting Kansas City     Red Bull Arena           7:00 PM      MSG Networks
Sat., Jul 21            New England                   Red Bull Arena           7:00 PM      MSG Networks
Wed., Jul 25           at DC United                    Washington, D.C          7:30 PM       MSG Networks
Sat., Jul 28            Columbus Crew SC        Red Bull Arena           7:00 PM      MSG Networks
Sun., Aug 5           LAFC                                Red Bull Arena           6:00 PM      FS1
Sat., Aug 11           at Chicago                        Chicago, Ill.                   8:30 PM      MSG Networks
Sat., Aug 18           at Vancouver                    Vancouver, B.C.            7:00 PM      MSG Networks/TSN
Wed., Aug 22         at New York City FC         New York, N.Y.             7:00 PM      FS1
Sun., Aug 26         DC United                        Red Bull Arena           7:00 PM      FS1
Sat., Sep 1             at Montreal                       Montreal, Quebec        7:30 PM       MSG Networks/TVA
Sun., Sep 16          at DC United                    Washington, D.C          1:00 PM        ESPN
Sat., Sep 22          Toronto FC                      Red Bull Arena            5:00 PM       MSG Networks/TSN
Sun., Sep 30         Atlanta United                 Red Bull Arena           1:00 PM       ESPN
Sat., Oct 6             at San Jose                       San Jose, Calif.           10:30 PM      MSG Networks
Sun., Oct 21          at Philadelphia                  Philadelphia, Pa              TBA           MSG Networks
Sun., Oct 28         Orlando City SC              Red Bull Arena           4:30 PM        MSG Networks