Major League Soccer announces 2022 schedule

Major League Soccer announced the full 2022 schedule today. As previously announced, Nashville SC will kick off their season on the road against Seattle Sounders, and will play their full slate of 17 home matches at the new Fairgrounds stadium. They’ll open the new 30,000 seat venue on Sunday, May 1 against the Philadelphia Union. Here’s the Six Strings‘ full schedule:

GameDateOpponentVenueTime (CT)
1Sun., Feb. 27, 2022Seattle Sounders FCLumen Field7:00 p.m.
2Sat., Mar. 5, 2022Minnesota United FCAllianz Field5:00 p.m.
3Sat., Mar. 12, 2022FC DallasToyota Stadium7:30 p.m.
4Sat., Mar. 19, 2022Real Salt LakeRio Tinto Stadium8:30 p.m.
5Sat., Apr. 2, 2022Columbus CrewLower.com Field5:00 p.m.
6Sat., Apr. 9, 2022Sporting Kansas CityChildren’s Mercy Park7:30 p.m.
7Sat., Apr. 16, 2022 (Univision)San Jose EarthquakesPayPal Park2:30 p.m.
8Sat., Apr. 23, 2022LA GalaxyDignity Health Sports Park9:30 p.m.
9Sun., May 1, 2022 (ESPN)Philadelphia UnionNashville SC Stadium3:00 p.m.
10Sun, May 8, 2022Real Salt LakeNashville SC Stadium4:00 p.m.
11Sat., May 14, 2022Houston Dynamo FCPNC Stadium7:30 p.m.
12Wed., May 18, 2022CF MontrealNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
13Sat., May 21, 2022 (FOX)Atlanta United FCNashville SC Stadium6:30 p.m.
14Sat., May 28, 2022Colorado RapidsDick’s Sporting Goods Park8:00 p.m.
15Sat., June 11, 2022 (UniMas)San Jose EarthquakesNashville SC Stadium5:00 p.m.
16Sun., June 19, 2022 (FS1)Sporting Kansas CityNashville SC Stadium5:00 p.m.
17Sat., June 25, 2022 (ESPN)D.C. UnitedAudi Field4:00 p.m.
18Sun., July 3, 2022Portland TimbersNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
19Sat., July 9, 2022 (FS1)Charlotte FCBank of America Stadium6:00 p.m.
20Wed., July 13, 2022Seattle Sounders FCNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
21Sun., July 17, 2022LAFCNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
22Sat., July 23, 2022FC CincinnatiTQL Stadium6:30 p.m.
23Sat., July 30, 2022Vancouver WhitecapsNashville SC Stadium7:00 p.m.
24Wed., Aug. 3, 2022Portland TimbersProvidence Park9:30 p.m.
25Sat., Aug. 6, 2022Toronto FCNashville SC Stadium7:00 p.m.
26Sun., Aug. 14, 2022 (FS1)Minnesota United FCNashville SC Stadium7:00 p.m.
27Sun., Aug. 21, 2022FC DallasNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
28Sat., Aug. 27, 2022Vancouver WhitecapsBC Place9:00 p.m.
29Wed., Aug. 31, 2022Colorado RapidsNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
30Sat., Sept. 3, 2022Austin FCNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
31Sat, Sept. 10, 2022 (Univision)LA GalaxyNashville SC Stadium2:30 p.m.
32Sat, Sept 17, 2022Austin FCQ2 Stadium8:00 p.m.
33Sun, Oct. 2, 2022Houston Dynamo FCNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
34Sun, Oct. 9, 2022LAFCBanc of California Stadium4:00 p.m.

After starting the season with an eight match road trip, Nashville will open their new Fairgrounds stadium against Philadelphia Union in a nationally televised meeting on May 1.

Nine of Nashville’s 2022 matches will be shown on national television, a significant uptick from their three national broadcasts in 2021. Six of those matches will be at Nashville’s new Fairgrounds stadium, giving the league a full view of their new home.

After moving to the Western Conference, Nashville will play eight matches against Eastern Conference opponents.

Nashville SC Eastern Conference opponents

5Sat., Apr. 2, 2022Columbus CrewLower.com Field5:00 p.m.
9Sun., May 1, 2022 (ESPN)Philadelphia UnionNashville SC Stadium3:00 p.m.
12Wed., May 18, 2022CF MontrealNashville SC Stadium7:30 p.m.
13Sat., May 21, 2022 (FOX)Atlanta United FCNashville SC Stadium6:30 p.m.
17Sat., June 25, 2022 (ESPN)D.C. UnitedAudi Field4:00 p.m.
19Sat., July 9, 2022 (FS1)Charlotte FCBank of America Stadium6:00 p.m.
22Sat., July 23, 2022FC CincinnatiTQL Stadium6:30 p.m.
25Sat., Aug. 6, 2022Toronto FCNashville SC Stadium7:00 p.m.

Fortunately for Nashville fans, MLS kept schedule makers provided another opportunity to build their rivalries with Atlanta United and FC Cincinnati, despite the conference switch. Nashville will also take on new expansion side Charlotte FC on July 9 in a nationally televised match on FS1.

While Nashville had a road-heavy schedule down the stretch last year, their run up to the playoffs will be bolstered by a heavy home slate. 17 of their final 26 matches will be played at home, playing on the road just four times from August onward.

Nashville will play just seven league matches midweek, a welcomed change from the past two seasons. Their fixture list expand to include the US Open Cup and Leagues Cup, but the bulk of their matches will be played on weekends, with 20 played on Saturdays and 10 on Sundays.

We’ll have more reaction to Nashville’s schedule in the coming days.

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