The Philadelphia Union have taken the wraps off their 2018 MLS schedule which includes three games on the national television soccer stage.
During the heart of winter, many Philadelphia sports fans try to warm their hearts by thinking of the Philadelphia Phillies and the countdown to Spring Training in Florida. The crack of the bat, pitchers and catchers reporting, young hopefuls arriving to try and make the big club.
But for another, smaller segment of fans, Clearwater and the Phillies don’t do it for them.
For the diehards who follow the Philadelphia Union soccer club, getting that summer vibe is all about the upcoming SuperDraft, thinking of warm nights in Chester and getting their collective DOOP on.
On Thursday, that warm feeling went up just a few degrees.
That was when the Union announced their schedule for the upcoming 2018 MLS season.
The club’s 34-match schedule will begin at home at Talen Energy Stadium against the New England Revolution on Saturday, March 3.
The Union will host six inter-Conference matches against a who’s who of Western Conference clubs, including the San Jose Earthquakes, Real Salt Lake, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the LA Galaxy, Sporting Kansas City and for the first time in Chester, Minnesota United FC.
The home portion of Philadelphia’s schedule includes one meeting against every Eastern Conference team with the exception of the Revolution, who will play at Talen Energy Stadium twice. Once in the season opener and then again on August 25.
The Union will be playing a trio of games before a national television audience, including two games on ESPN. They will face Orlando on April 13 and then Sporting Kansas City on September 23 and then will play D.C. United on Unimas on April 28.
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The schedule also includes the Union’s first ever trip to Banc of California Stadium for a match against the newest MLS expansion team, Los Angeles Football Club.
Season tickets as well as partial plans are now on sale for the 2018 season. Details about training camp and the Preseason will be coming at a later date.
How do you know summer is getting closer? Philadelphia Union soccer is almost here.