With the Philadelphia Union's 2018 season quickly approaching, it's time for fans to start planning their game day schedules. Below is a month by month breakdown of each match with kick-off times and broadcasting channels so no one will have to fear missing out on a game.
The Union will kick-off its 2018 season the first weekend of March with a home opener against New England Revolution. The Union currently boast a 6-3-2 all-time record against the Revs at Talen Energy Stadium and have won their last two contests, including a 3-0 win in the 2017 season. Philadelphia has come out strong in their previous home openers and hold a 4-2-2 record in their all-time, home-opening matches. Following the first game of the season, the Union will prepare for another Eastern Conference matchup against Columbus Crew SC and then travel out West to face off against the Colorado Rapids — the only time the two clubs will meet all season.
Saturday, March 3 vs. New England Revolution - TBD (MLS)
Saturday, March 17 vs. Columbus Crew SC - TBD (MLS)
Saturday, March 31 at Colorado Rapids - 9:00 p.m. (MLS)
Fans will be able to come out and watch the Union as they compete in three out of their four April matches at home. The Union will begin the month by hosting San Jose Earthquakes with a current 2-2-1 all-time record at home against the Western Conference team. Orlando City SC will then come to Talen Energy Stadium for an Eastern Conference matchup. The last time the two clubs met in 2017, the Union had a stellar 6-1 win over the Lions — tying the team record for most goals in a single game. The Boys in Blue will then travel down to Texas to face off against FC Dallas and back home again where they'll battle DC United.
Saturday, April 7 vs. San Jose Earthquakes - TBD (MLS)
Friday, April 13 vs. Orlando City SC - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, April 21 at FC Dallas - 8:00 p.m. (MLS)
Saturday, April 28 vs. DC United - 3:30 p.m. (Unimas)
The Boys in Blue will have a jam-packed month of rivalry action on the road in May without much break in-between. To start off the month, the Union will travel north of the border to face off against the reigning 2017 MLS Cup Champions, Toronto FC. Five days later, the Union will travel down for their second meeting of the season against Columbus Crew SC. The following weekend, Philadelphia will head back to Canada for their first match of the season against Montreal Impact. The Union will then host Real Salt Lake at home, followed by another road match for a classic rivalry matchup against New York Red Bulls. Chicago Fire will travel to the City of Brotherly Love to close out the Union's hectic month.
Friday, May 4 at Toronto FC - 8:00 p.m. (MLS)
Wednesday, May 9 at Columbus Crew SC - 7:30 p.m. (MLS)
Saturday, May 12 at Montreal Impact - 3:00 p.m. (CTV, TVA)
Saturday, May 19 vs. Real Salt Lake - TBD (MLS)
Saturday, May 26 at New York Red Bulls - 7:00 p.m. (MLS)
Wednesday, May 30 vs. Chicago Fire - TBD (MLS)
The Union will quickly be back on the road again traveling to the peach state to face off against Atlanta United FC. The Boys in Blue will then host Toronto FC for the two teams' final matchup of the season, followed by a slight break before hosting Vancouver Whitecaps. Philadelphia will then head to LAFC for their final match in June and will be the first game both teams meet for LAFC's inaugural season.
Saturday, June 2 at Atlanta United FC - 7:00 p.m. (MLS)
Friday, June 8 vs. Toronto FC - 8:00 p.m. (TSN)
Saturday, June 23 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps - 5:00 p.m. (TSN)
Saturday, June 30 at LAFC - 10:30 p.m. (MLS)
Atlanta United will come to Philadelphia for the second time in franchise history and are currently 0-1-1 overall. The Boys in Blue will be back on the road against Chicago Fire and then head back home to host LA Galaxy for an inter-Conference clash. The Union will travel to face off against Houston Dynamo for a weekday matchup where the team currently holds a 5-6-4 overall record against the Western Conference team.
Saturday, July 7 vs. Atlanta United FC - TBD (MLS)
Wednesday, July 11 at Chicago Fire - 8:30 p.m. (MLS)
Saturday, July 21 vs. LA Galaxy - TBD (MLS)
Wednesday, July 25 at Houston Dynamo - 9:00 p.m. (MLS)
August will be another month of road matches for the team. The Union will head to the West Coast where they'll battle against the Portland Timbers and then travel back East for a match against New England. Philadelphia will return home for their next two games where they'll host NYCFC and the Revs for the third time in the 2018 season. The Union will head to DC in late August where they'll go head to head with DC United at their new stadium, Audi Field which is set to open on July 14.
Saturday, Aug. 4 at Portland Timbers - 11:00 p.m. (MLS)
Saturday, Aug. 11 at New England Revolution - 7:30 p.m. (MLS)
Saturday, Aug. 18 vs. NYCFC - TBD (MLS)
Saturday, Aug. 25 vs. New England Revolution - TBD (MLS)
Wednesday, Aug. 29 at DC United - 7:30 p.m. (MLS)
In early September, Philadelphia will head to the sunshine state for their second meeting against Orlando City of the season. The team will return home to host Montreal Impact and then head out West for a midweek inter-Conference clash against Seattle Sounders. Four days later, the Union will head back to Talen Energy Stadium for another Western Conference matchup against Sporting KC and then travel to Columbus for their third game against the Crew of the season.
Saturday, Sept. 1 at Orlando City SC - 7:30 p.m. (MLS)
Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Montreal Impact - TBD (TVA)
Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Seattle Sounders - 10:30 p.m. (MLS)
Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. Sporting Kansas City - 1:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Sept. 29 at Columbus Crew SC - 7:30 p.m. (MLS)
As the MLS regular season winds down in October, the Union will welcome Minnesota United FC to Talen Energy Stadium for the first time. The clubs met once for Minnesota's inaugural season last year and walked away with a 1-1 draw. New York Red Bulls will come to Philadelphia shortly after for a classic rivalry matchup and the Union's last home game of the regular season. The Union will then close the curtain on the 2018 season at Yankee's Stadium for their final match against NYCFC.
Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. Minnesota United FC - TBD (MLS)
Sunday, Oct. 21 vs. New York Red Bulls - TBD (MLS)
Sunday, Oct. 28 at NYCFC - 4:30 p.m. (MLS)