Orlando City to open 2023 season at home versus New York Red Bulls


Orlando City will kick off the 2023 regular season at Exploria Stadium against the New York Red Bulls on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s league announcement of the 34-game schedule will have the Lions playing their first two games of the season at home with FC Cincinnati coming to town the following week on March 4.

The new season will see the debut of MLS Season Pass, which will be available through Apple TV+ and will feature every MLS game, with no restrictions and no blackouts. MLS Season Pass will be available beginning on Feb. 1 for a separate subscription fee.

Major League Soccer will pause its regular season following its July 15 games, when every MLS and Liga MX team will compete in the month-long Leagues Cup tournament.

The regular season will resume on Aug. 20 when Orlando travels to play the Chicago Fire.

The Lions will only feature three times on national television, beginning on July 15 against at Atlanta United; Sept. 24 versus Inter Miami and Oct. 4 at Nasville SC. All games will televise on FS1 and FOX Deportes as well as through Apple TV.

One last note: Orlando will have a fast start to the season, and it’s roster depth is likely to be tested early on with 5 games within a 2-week span.

Following their March 4th home match against Cincinnati, the Lions will travel to take on UANL Tigres on March 7 in the first leg of their Round of 16 CONCACAF Champions League meeting.

On March 11, Orlando will travel to take on D.C. United at Audi Field before getting back to Champions League play in the return leg against Tigres on March 15 at Exploria Stadium. The Lions will finish that stretch on March 18 against Charlotte FC at home.

Without further ado, here’s the complete 2023 regular season schedule:

DateOpponentVenueTime (ET)Broadcast
Sat., Feb. 25New York Red BullsExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., March 4FC CincinnatiExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., March 11D.C. UnitedAudi Field7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., March 18Charlotte FCExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., March 25Philadelphia UnionSubaru Park7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., April 1Nashville SCExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., April 15Minnesota UnitedAllianz Field8:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., April 22D.C. UnitedExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., April 29LA GalaxyExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., May 6CF MontréalStade Saputo7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., May 13Columbus Crew SCLower.com Field7:30 p.m.Apple
Wed., May 17New York City FCExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., May 20Inter Miami CFDRV PNK Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., May 27Atlanta United FCExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., June 3New York Red BullsRed Bull Arena7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., June 10Colorado RapidsExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., June 17New England RevolutionGillette Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Wed., June 21Philadelphia UnionExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., June 24Seattle SoundersLumen Field10:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., July 1Chicago Fire FCExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Tues., July 4Toronto FCExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., July 8Real Salt LakeAmerican First Field9:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., July 15Atlanta United FCMercedes-Benz Stadium7:30 p.m.FS1/FOX Deportes/Apple
Sun., Aug. 20Chicago Fire FCSoldier Field8:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., Aug. 26St. Louis CITY SCExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Wed., Aug. 30Charlotte FCBank of America Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., Sept. 2FC CincinnatiTQL Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., Sept. 16Columbus CrewExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Wed., Sept. 20New York City FCCiti Field7:30 p.m.Apple
Sun., Sept. 24Inter Miami CFExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.FS1/FOX Deportes/Apple
Sat., Sept. 30CF MontréalExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Wed., Oct. 4Nashville SCGEODIS Park8:30 p.m.FS1/FOX Deportes/Apple
Sat., Oct. 7New England RevolutionExploria Stadium7:30 p.m.Apple
Sat., Oct. 21Toronto FCBMO FieldTBDApple

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