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2017 Union schedule announced

The 2017 Philadelphia Union schedule has been released.

As was previously announced, the Union will open their 2017 campaign on the road against Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday March 5, with the home opener on Saturday, March 11 against Toronto FC. The Union close the regular season at home against Orlando City on Sunday, October 22.

Three of the team’s first four games are on the road. While the bulk of the games will be played on Saturdays, there are five Wednesday games (two at home, three away), one Thursday game (away at Kansas City), one Friday game (home against NYRB). Seven games are scheduled for Sundays (four home, three away), including the last three games of the season in October.

The Union will face Eastern Conference rivals DC and NYRB three times in 2017, DC twice on the road, Red Bulls twice at home. NYCFC will be played twice. The Union also faces Montreal three times.

Expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota are faced for the first time in back-to-back games, with Atlanta visiting the Union on August 26, and the Union traveling to face Minnesota on Sept. 9. MLS Cup champions Seattle visit Talen Energy Stadium in a nationally televised game on Oct. 1.

Five of the games will be nationally televised, four of which are at Talen Energy Stadium. Local broadcast information “will be announced in the near future.”

All Eastern Conference games on the next to the last weekend of the season will kick off on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 pm, with Western Conference games being played at 5 pm. The last weekend of games will be played on Sunday, Oct. 20 with all games in both conferences kicking off at 4 pm ET.

Sunday, March 5: AT Vancouver Whitecaps (9:30 pm)
Saturday, March 11: vs. Toronto FC (4:30 pm)
Saturday, March 18: AT Orlando City (7:30 pm)

Saturday, April 1: AT DC United (7 pm)
Saturday, April 8: vs. Portland Timbers (7 pm)
Friday, April 14: vs. New York City FC (7 pm, ESPN)
Saturday, April 22: vs. Montreal Impact (7 pm)
Saturday, April 29: AT LA Galaxy (10:30 pm)

Saturday, May 6: vs. New York Red Bulls (7 pm)
Saturday, May 13: AT DC United (7 pm)
Wednesday, May 17 vs. Houston Dynamo (7:30 pm)
Saturday, May 20: vs. Colorado Rapids (7 pm)
Saturday, May 27: AT Real Salt Lake (10 pm)

Saturday, June 3: AT New York City FC (TBD)
Sunday, June 18: vs. New York Red Bulls (5 pm, ESPN)
Saturday, June 24: vs. DC United (7 pm)

Sunday, July 2: vs. New England Revolution (TBD, FS1)
Thursday, July 6: AT Sporting Kansas City (8:30 pm)
Wednesday, July 19: AT Montreal Impact (TBD)
Saturday, July 22: AT Columbus Crew (7:30 pm)
Wednesday, July 26: vs. Columbus Crew (7:30 pm)
Saturday, July 29: AT New England Revolution (7:30 pm)

Saturday, August 5: vs. FC Dallas (7 pm)
Saturday, August 12: vs. Montreal Impact (TBD)
Saturday, August 19: AT San Jose Earthquakes (10:30 pm)
Wednesday, August 23: AT Tornoto FC (TBD)
Saturday, August 26: vs. Atlanta United (7 pm)

Saturday, September 9: AT Minnesota United (8 pm)
Sunday, September 17: AT New York Red Bulls (1 pm, ESPN)
Saturday, September 23: vs. Chicago Fire (7 pm)
Wednesday, September 27: AT Atlanta United (TBD)

Sunday, October 1: vs. Seattle Sounders (1 pm, ESPN)
Sunday, October 15: AT Chicago Fire (3 pm)
Sunday, October 22: vs. Orlando City (4 pm)


  1. Four game stretch in 10 days? What can possibly go wrong?

    Wednesday, July 19: AT Montreal Impact (TBD)
    Saturday, July 22: AT Columbus Crew (7:30 pm)
    Wednesday, July 26: vs. Columbus Crew (7:30 pm)
    Saturday, July 29: AT New England Revolution (7:30 pm)

    • all conference at that. a lot can happen

    • At least for the middle two games they are against the same opponent.

    • a reminder too:
      2016 US Open Cup Quarter Final, Wednesday, July 20
      Philadelphia Union (MLS) at New England Revoution (MLS)

      2015 US Open Cup Quarter Final, Tuesday, July 21
      Philadelphia Union (MLS) at New York Red Bulls (MLS) – 4 p.m. ET

      can’t image we field A-team if we make quarters again. bad stretch for us, with or without the cup

    • That’s during the knock out stage of the GC too. Assuming we have a player or two on the USMNT. Could be a real problem in Jamaica makes a run.

  2. happy i’ll be able to see ATL in Mercedes Benz vs Union. can’t wait to get in that building.

  3. What happened to all the Saturday afternoon games in the spring?!

  4. I like that the Wednesday home games start at 7:30. 7:00pm starts are something I’ve complained about.

  5. Old Soccer Coach says:

    When was the last time the Galaxy came here?

    • LMGTFY

      Wednesday,May 11, 2016

      2-2 draw
      Nogueira 4′
      Rogers 15′
      Magee 47′
      Rosenberger 63′

    • I’m pretty sure the interconference schedule was just flipped from last year for the Union where they are on the road for the 5 teams they hosted last year (San Jose, LA, Vancouver, RSL, SKC) plus Minnesota and they host the 5 teams they visited last year.

  6. Old Soccer Coach says:

    33rd, 42nd, 55th & 77th.
    Hope Coach Burke is at the combine. They should be his picks.

  7. That schedule is god awful. A glut of road games to start and end the season, bullshit. Not getting to play either expansion team until they have a chance to round into form is not cool at all. I’m glad that the league is finally observing international dates, but the balance of home and road matches is terrible.

  8. Just to echo everyone else, oof, rough schedule.

  9. you misspelled Toronto on the August 23 game

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