Orlando City SC’s full 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season schedule was released on Thursday.
The Lions will open their fourth MLS season against D.C. United on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET at Orlando City Stadium and end on Sunday, Oct. 28, at New York Red Bulls. The Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and the 2018 MLS Cup is set for Saturday, Dec. 8.
The home schedule is highlighted by visits from defending Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup champion Toronto FC on July 14, and the defending Western Conference champion Seattle Sounders on Oct. 17. The Lions will host 2017 expansion side Atlanta United on May 13 and Aug. 24.
City’s road schedule will see it make two visits to 2015 expansion rival New York City FC on March 17 and June 2. The Lions will also make two trips to Los Angeles to take on 2018 expansion side LAFC on July 7 and LA Galaxy on July 29.
With more than two dozen MLS players representing their countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, MLS will have a nine-day hiatus during the tournament’s group phase between June 14-22.
Orlando City will be featured on national television 13 times in 2018, and the remaining matches will be televised locally on WRDQ TV 27, part of the Cox Media Group Orlando TV.
Following the successful opening of Orlando City Stadium in 2017, Orlando City’s season ticket base has been expanded beyond the 18,000 cap and a limited number of tickets are available for purchase by visitingwww.OrlandoCitySC.com/tickets/season. Single-game tickets will be available at a later date with priority access given to LionNation members.
The full schedule is listed below. The Lions will play 19 matches on Saturdays, nine on Sundays, three on Fridays, two on Wednesdays and once on a Thursday. All remaining kickoff times will be announced at a later date.
Saturday, March 3 vs. D.C. United 7:30 p.m. TV27
Saturday, March 10 vs. Minnesota United 7:30 p.m. TV27
Saturday, March 17 at New York City FC 3:30 p.m. Univision
Saturday, March 31 vs. New York Red Bulls 1 p.m. Unimas
Sunday, April 8 vs. Portland Timbers 4 p.m. ESPN
Friday, April 13 at Philadelphia Union 8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, April 21 vs. San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m. TV27
Sunday, April 29 at Colorado Rapids 4 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, May 6 vs. Real Salt Lake 5 p.m. TV27
Sunday, May 13 vs. Atlanta United 6 p.m. FS1
Friday, May 18 at Toronto FC 8 p.m. TSN/TV27
Saturday, May 26 vs. Chicago Fire 7:30 p.m. TV27
Saturday, June 2 at New York City FC 7:30 p.m. TV27
Saturday, June 9 at Vancouver Whitecaps 7 p.m. TSN/TV27
Wednesday, June 13 at Montreal Impact 7:30 p.m. TVA/TV27
Saturday, June 23 vs. Montreal Impact 7:30 p.m. TVA/TV27
Saturday, June 30 at Atlanta United 7 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, July 7 at Los Angeles FC 4:30 p.m. FOX
Saturday, July 14 vs. Toronto FC 8 p.m. TSN/TV27
Saturday, July 21 at Columbus Crew SC 7:30 p.m. TV27
Thursday, July 26 vs. New York City FC 8 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, July 29 at LA Galaxy 9:30 p.m. FS1
Saturday, Aug. 4 vs. New England Revolution 7:30 p.m. TV27
Sunday, Aug. 12 at D.C. United 6 p.m. FS1
Friday, Aug. 24 vs. Atlanta United 8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 1 vs. Philadelphia Union 7:30 p.m. TV27
Saturday, Sept. 8 at Sporting Kansas City 8:30 p.m. TV27
Sunday, Sept. 16 at Chicago Fire 5 p.m. FS1
Saturday, Sept. 22 vs. Houston Dynamo 7:30 p.m. TV27
Saturday, Oct. 6 at FC Dallas 8 p.m. TV27
Saturday, Oct. 13 at New England Revolution 7:30 p.m. TV27
Wednesday, Oct. 17 vs. Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. TV27
Sunday, Oct. 21 vs. Columbus Crew SC TBD TV27
Sunday, Oct. 28 at New York Red Bulls 4:30 p.m. TV27
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