Philadelphia Union arrived in Clearwater, Florida and quickly shook off the jet lag with a training session at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex on Monday evening.
The Union will be quite busy in their ninth season down in Clearwater as the Boys in Blue will participate in a total of seven preseason matches over the next month. The friendly schedule kicks off this weekend with a Saturday friendly against Austin FC set to begin at 12 p.m. ET at IMG Academy.
A few days later the Union will be back in action with a showdown against MLS newcomer St. Louis CITY SC on Tuesday, January 24 at 4PM ET at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers.
The club will participate in five additional preseason matches which include: Friday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. ET vs. Minnesota United FC (University of Central Florida, Orlando); Sunday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m. ET vs. New England Revolution (Premier Sports Campus); Friday, February 10 at 12:00 p.m. ET vs. FC Cincinnati (Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex); Tuesday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET vs. Nashville SC (Al Lang Stadium); Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET vs. Colorado Rapids (ChampionsGate Sports Complex).
Following their final preseason friendly on February 18, the Union will then return to Philadelphia to complete their preseason training ahead of their 2023 regular season home opener against Columbus Crew on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
All matches will be closed door matches, except for the Union’s match against FC Cincinnati at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex on Friday, February 10 at 12:00 p.m., which will be open to the public.