Orlando City announces 2021 preseason schedule


Ahead of their seventh season in Major League Soccer, Orlando City announced their 2021 preseason schedule on Wednesday.

The Lions opened preseason camp on Monday in Kissimmee and will spend one week training before departing to IMG Academy in Bradenton on Sunday, March 7.

On March 15, Orlando will play the Philadelphia Union in a closed-door friendly in Clearwater, before the team heads back to Orlando that day.

This will lead into six more preseason matches, five of them coming against MLS opponents.

The Lions will take on New York City FC on March 18th, a team to be announced on March 27th and FC Cincinnati on March 31st, all three games being played at Orlando City’s training facility.

The Lions will then play three more matches in April, the first coming on April 3 against the Chicago Fire FC, followed by a scrimmage against USL Championships Miami FC on Tuesday, April 6. In the final match, Orlando will host Adrian Heath and Minnesota United FC in a closed-door contest on April 9. 

This will lead into the start of the MLS regular season, which is scheduled to start on April 17.

Here’s the complete preseason schedule for the Lions. 

Mon., March 1
First Training of 2021
Sun., March 7
Depart for IMG Academy
Mon., March 15
Preseason Scrimmage vs. Philadelphia Union in Clearwater
Return from Bradenton
Thurs., March 18
Preseason Scrimmage vs. New York City FC in Kissimmee
Sat., March 27
Preseason Scrimmage vs. TBA in Kissimmee
Wed., March 31
Preseason Scrimmage vs. FC Cincinnati in Kissimmee

Sat., April 3
Preseason Scrimmage vs. Chicago Fire FC in Kissimmee

Tues., April 6
Preseason Scrimmage vs. Miami FC in Kissimmee
Fri., April 9
Preseason Scrimmage vs. Minnesota United FC in Kissimmee
Sat., April 17
Start of MLS Regular Season

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