Adam Fondren,
FILE: Off a corner kick both teams are up in the air attempting to gain the header as REAL Salt Lake takes on Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Real Salt Lake wins the match against Sporting Kansas City 2-1.

SANDY — Real Salt Lake announced its 34-game regular-season schedule Thursday and it looks to be fairly fan-friendly.

The holiday games are back with the team celebrating St. Patrick's Day (March 17 vs. New York Red Bulls), Independence Day (July 4 vs. Kansas City) and Pioneer Day (July 21 vs. Colorado), all at home.

The schedule also includes just two non-holiday mid-week home games. Two-thirds of the Rocky Mountain Cup games against the Rapids will also be at Rio Tinto Stadium.

The season starts on March 3 at FC Dallas with the first home game a week later against expansion team Los Angeles FC. The season concludes on Oct. 21 at Portland.