D.C. United’s schedule for the 2017 season is now available on their website, and it includes multiple games against one of the expansion teams, a game on the most American of holidays, and ends, as expected, with the Atlantic Cup.
United will face both of the expansion teams this season, with three games against Atlanta United and a trip to the north to play Minnesota United. The team has 24 Saturday games, four Sunday games, no Friday game, five Wednesday games, plus one unique midweek regular season game. Also exciting is the fact that there are no conflicts with regular FIFA international matchdays (including the Gold Cup Group Stage), though there are two games during the Gold Cup knockout rounds.
An interesting match is United’s only game on a Tuesday in the MLS regular season: at FC Dallas on the Fourth of July. FC Dallas usually has a game on the Fourth of July, and this year United is the opponent.
This year’s Atlantic Cup features two games in New Jersey and only one at RFK Stadium as United hopes to keep the trophy in DC. The other teams that United has three matches against this year are the Philadelphia Union and Atlanta United.
The full schedule comes four weeks after United’s first two games of 2017 were announced: they open the season at RFK Stadium against Sporting Kansas City on March 4 before traveling to Yankee Stadium for NYCFC’s home opener on March 12. As of now there are only three games on national television, but we will see if that changes further down the road.
The full schedule is below, and I’m sure there is much more information to be mined out of it. Get excited!
D.C. United 2017 Schedule
|Saturday||March 4||7:00 PM||Sporting Kansas City|
|Sunday||March 12||2:00 PM||at New York City FC|
|Saturday||March 18||7:00 PM||Columbus Crew|
|Saturday||April 1||7:00 PM||Philadelphia Union|
|Saturday||April 8||4:00 PM||New York City FC||UniMas|
|Saturday||April 15||7:30 PM||at New York Red Bulls|
|Saturday||April 22||7:30 PM||at New England Revolution|
|Sunday||April 30||3:00 PM||at Atlanta United||FS1|
|Saturday||May 6||TBD||Montreal Impact|
|Saturday||May 13||7:00 PM||Philadelphia Union|
|Saturday||May 20||4:00 PM||Chicago Fire||UniMas|
|Saturday||May 27||TBD||at Vancouver Whitecaps|
|Wednesday||May 31||7:30 PM||at Orlando City|
|Saturday||June 3||7:00 PM||LA Galaxy|
|Saturday||June 17||TBD||at Toronto FC|
|Wednesday||June 21||7:30 PM||Atlanta United|
|Saturday||June 24||7:00 PM||at Philadelphia Union|
|Saturday||July 1||TBD||at Montreal Impact|
|Tuesday||July 4||8:30 PM||at FC Dallas|
|Wednesday||July 19||10:30 PM||at Seattle Sounders|
|Saturday||July 22||7:00 PM||Houston Dynamo|
|Saturday||July 29||8:00 PM||at Minnesota United|
|Saturday||August 5||TBD||Toronto FC|
|Saturday||August 12||7:00 PM||Real Salt Lake|
|Saturday||August 19||9:00 PM||at Colorado Rapids|
|Wednesday||August 23||7:30 PM||Atlanta United|
|Saturday||August 26||7:00 PM||New England Revolution|
|Saturday||September 9||7:00 PM||Orlando City|
|Saturday||September 16||8:30 PM||at Chicago Fire|
|Saturday||September 23||7:00 PM||San Jose Earthquakes|
|Wednesday||September 27||7:30 PM||at New York Red Bulls|
|Saturday||September 30||7:30 PM||at Columbus Crew|
|Sunday||October 15||TBD||at Portland Timbers|
|Sunday||October 22||4:00 PM||New York Red Bulls|