Nashville SC schedule released, will return to MLS’s Eastern Conference in 2023

NASHVILLE, TN – Major League Soccer announced the 2023 schedule on Tuesday, and Nashville SC will return to the Eastern Conference after a year in the West.

Saturday, February 25New York City FC3:30 PMApple / Fox / Fox Deportes
Saturday, March 4@ New York Red Bulls6:30 PMApple
Saturday, March 11CF Montréal7:30 PMApple
Saturday, March 18@ New England Revolution6:30 PMApple
Saturday, March 25FC Cincinnati7:30 PMApple
Saturday, April 1@ Orlando City SC6:30 PMApple
Saturday, April 8Toronto FC7:30 PMApple
Saturday, April 15@ New York City FC*6:30 PMApple
Saturday, April 22LAFC7:30 PMApple
Saturday, April 29Atlanta United FC12:30 PMApple / Fox / Fox Deportes
Saturday, May 6Chicago Fire FC7:30 PMApple
Saturday, May 13@ D.C. United6:30 PMApple
Wednesday, May 17Inter Miami CF7:30 PMApple
Saturday, May 20@ Charlotte FC6:30 PMApple
Sunday, May 28Columbus Crew7:30 PMApple / FS1 / Fox Deportes
Saturday, June 3@ FC Dallas7:30 PMApple
Saturday, June 10@ Toronto FC6:30 PMApple
Saturday, June 17St. Louis CITY SC7:30 PMApple
Wednesday, June 21@ CF Montréal6:30 PMApple
Saturday, June 24@ Columbus Crew6:30 PMApple
Saturday, July 1D.C United7:30 PMApple
Saturday, July 8@ Chicago Fire FC7:30 PMApple
Wednesday, July 12Philadelphia Union7:30 PMApple
Saturday, July 15@ FC Cincinnati6:30 PMApple
Sunday, August 20New England Revolution7:30 PMApple
Saturday, August 26@ Atlanta United FC6:30 PMApple
Wednesday, August 30@ Inter Miami CF6:30 PMApple
Saturday, September 2Charlotte FC7:30 PMApple
Wednesday, September 20@ Sporting Kansas City7:30 PMApple
Saturday, September 23@ San Jose Earthquakes9:30 PMApple
Saturday, September 30Seattle Sounders FC7:30 PMApple
Wednesday, October 4Orlando City SC7:30 PMApple / FS1 / Fox Deportes
Saturday, October 7@ Philadelphia Union6:30 PMApple
Saturday, October 21New York Red BullsTBDApple

Nashville will open the MLS season with their February 25 match against New York City FC. Set to be broadcast on FOX, Geodis Park will be the center of league attention as the season gets underway.

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With the league’s new TV deal with Apple TV+, 2023 will feature a much more uniform schedule. Only six matches are scheduled for non-weekends, with all but three matches kicking off at 6:30 or 7:30 pm CT.

Four of Nashville’s matches will be broadcast on national linear TV, as well as on the MLS Apple TV+ pass (which will launch officially on February 1). In addition to the season opener, their April 29 match against Atlanta United will be shown on FOX, while their May 28 match against Columbus Crew and their October 4 match against Orlando will be shown on FS1. All four national TV matches will be played at Geodis Park.

After a brutal travel schedule in 2022, Nashville will travel to the west coast just once, taking on San Jose Earthquakes on September 23. They’ll host Los Angeles FC on April 22, as well as welcoming expansion side St. Louis City SC on June 17.

As they did in 2021, Nashville will face off against New York Red Bulls at home on Decision Day.

With the new Leagues Cup set to debut in 2023, the entire league will pause between July 15 and August 20 to play a World Cup-style competition against Liga MX. All three of Nashville’s group-stage matches will be at Geodis Park, with more details on opponents and schedule to be released.

MLS did not confirm playoff format, but The Athletic‘s Pablo Maurer has reported a shakeup in the playoff structure could be on the horizon.

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Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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