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D.C. United announces 2019 schedule

D.C. United wraps up 2019 by hosting FC Cincinnati on Decision Day

Caitlin Buckley

Last month, Major League Soccer announced the schedules for the first two weeks of the 2019 season. This afternoon, the league released the rest of the schedule, revealing that D.C. United would be playing 13 games on national TV in the United States from March to October. The Black-and-Red’s first appearance on national TV comes the first week of the season, when they host the defending MLS Cup champions Atlanta United on March 3rd, a game that will be shown by ESPN.

United will be on the main Fox channel once this season, when they host Los Angeles FC at Audi Field on April 6th. The Black-and-Red will finish the season off by hosting FC Cincinnati on Decision Day, which takes place on October 6th.

In addition to the appearance on Fox, United will play another 6 games that will be televised on Fox Sports 1. ESPN will televise another four more games, while UniMas has the rights to the August 21st game against the New York Red Bulls at Audi Field, which is part of the league’s Heineken Rivalry Week.

With MLS condensing the schedule this year to make way for the new playoff format, United will play nine midweek games throughout the course of the season. The first comes on April 9th, when United will host the Montreal Impact on a Tuesday. 5 other games land on a Wednesday, with two Thursday and one Friday tilt as well.

After a crazy backloaded schedule to finish out 2018, United will spend four of the last six weeks of the season on the road, finishing with four Sunday games to round out the season. Over the course of the season, United will play 13 games on Sunday, and 12 games on Saturday. MLS also has the option the flex games in and out of a national TV slot late in the season to get the most intriguing games airtime.

There is also a 25-day break during June for United, part of which occurs during the Gold Cup, which this year will run from June 15th to July 7th.

2019 D.C. United Schedule

Game Date Home team Away team Time
Game Date Home team Away team Time
1 Sunday, 3/3/2019 D.C. United Atlanta United 6:00 PM
2 Sunday, 3/10/2019 New York City FC D.C. United 3:00 PM
3 Saturday, 3/16/2019 D.C. United Real Salt Lake 8:00 PM
4 Sunday, 3/31/2019 Orlando City D.C. United 6:30 PM
5 Saturday, 4/6/2019 D.C. United Los Angeles FC 2:30 PM
6 Tuesday, 4/9/2019 D.C. United Montreal Impact 8:00 PM
7 Saturday, 4/13/2019 Colorado Rapids D.C. United 9:00 PM
8 Sunday, 4/21/2019 D.C. United New York City FC 4:00 PM
9 Wednesday, 4/24/2019 Columbus Crew D.C. United 7:30 PM
10 Sunday, 4/28/2019 Minnesota United D.C. United 1:30 PM
11 Saturday, 5/4/2019 D.C. United Columbus Crew 8:00 PM
12 Sunday, 5/12/2019 D.C. United Sporting Kansas City 7:00 PM
13 Wednesday, 5/15/2019 Toronto FC D.C. United 8:00 PM
14 Saturday, 5/18/2019 Houston Dynamo D.C. United 8:30 PM
15 Saturday, 5/25/2019 New England Revolution D.C. United 7:00 PM
16 Wednesday, 5/29/2019 D.C. United Chicago Fire SC 8:00 PM
17 Saturday, 6/1/2019 D.C. United San Jose Earthquakes 8:00 PM
18 Wednesday, 6/26/2019 D.C. United Orlando City 8:00 PM
19 Saturday, 6/29/2019 D.C. United Toronto FC 8:00 PM
20 Thursday, 7/4/2019 FC Dallas D.C. United 9:00 PM
21 Friday, 7/12/2019 D.C. United New England Revolution 7:00 PM
22 Thursday, 7/18/2019 FC Cincinnati D.C. United 8:00 PM
23 Sunday, 7/21/2019 Atlanta United D.C. United 4:00 PM
24 Saturday, 7/27/2019 Chicago Fire D.C. United 8:00 PM
25 Sunday, 8/4/2019 D.C. United Philadelphia Union 7:30 PM
26 Sunday, 8/11/2019 D.C. United LA Galaxy 7:30 PM
27 Saturday, 8/17/2019 Vancouver Whitecaps D.C. United 10:00 PM
28 Wednesday, 8/21/2019 D.C. United New York Red Bulls 8:00 PM
29 Saturday, 8/24/2019 Philadelphia Union D.C. United 7:30 PM
30 Saturday, 8/31/2019 Montreal Impact D.C. United 7:30 PM
31 Sunday, 9/15/2019 Portland Timbers D.C. United 7:30 PM
32 Sunday, 9/22/2019 D.C. United Seattle Sounders 6:00 PM
33 Sunday, 9/29/2019 New York Red Bulls D.C. United 5:00 PM
34 Sunday, 10/6/2019 D.C. United FC Cincinnati 4:00 PM