Crew opens on the road March 10 at Colorado, returns home March 24 to face Montreal

More soccer bloggin' for y'all: MLS released its 2012 schedule, which stretches from March all the way to Dec. 1. Each of the league's 19 teams (including the expansion Montreal Impact) will play 34 games in the longest season (267 days) and regular season (232 days) in league history. The Crew kicks off its season March 10 at Colorado, where they bottomed out of last season's playoffs. Columbus' first home game is March 24 against Montreal.

Check out the Crew's full schedule here. Also, the Crew posted a PDF of this season's home schedule, and the full league schedule can be viewed, searched and sorted here.