The Boys in Gold are back for the 2023 Major League Soccer season.
Fans will see 11 first-time visitors to North America and Canada’s largest soccer specific stadium next season as Nashville SC returns to the Eastern Conference. Seven of the first 11 matches are at GEODIS Park, including a blockbuster opening day contest. Gary Smith’s team will also play three of their final four at home as they aim for a strong finish to the regular season.
The best way to secure your seats at GEODIS Park for the entire season is by becoming a 2023 Season Ticket Member. Each full-season ticket account will include one subscription to the MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (one per account). No blackouts and no restrictions. Learn more about Season Tickets here.
Here are four matches I wouldn’t want to miss in 2023.
Saturday, Feb 25th – New York City FC
What a terrific match up to start the new season. City are perennial Audi MLS Cup Playoff contenders - they’ve only missed the post season once in their eight campaigns in MLS. Nashville faced the Pigeons twice in the 2021 season, taking four points off the eventual MLS Cup winners. Few fans will forget the Friday night clash in September in which both teams played half the match with 10 men and a Hany Mukhtar brace gave Nashville a statement victory. This will be an early gauge of the challenge ahead in 2023 and it’s sure to be a hot ticket at GEODIS Park.
Saturday, April 29th – Atlanta United
When these two go head-to-head, there’s usually fireworks. In the case of the 2022 encounter, a lightning show too. The edge is born out of that very first MLS encounter in February 2020. Later that year, Nashville scored four goals for the first time in a revenge win over the Five Stripes. Subsequent matches have brought “that assist” from Joe Willis (in the club’s first win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium) and dramatic comebacks by both sides to claim points. Expect a good traveling contingent to drive up from Georgia and settle back for another episode of a clash that keeps delivering.
Wednesday, July 12 – Philadelphia Union
The original visitors to GEODIS Park will return in 2023 with this mighty midweek clash in the height of summer. The Union knocked off Nashville in the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs, then threatened to spoil the opening day at ‘The Castle’ on May 1 before Randall Leal stepped up to write his own place in club history. Jim Curtin continues to develop a talented roster, and although it’s a group that has to overcome shattering disappointment in MLS Cup, Philly are bound to be a powerful force in the East again in 2023. Make those midweek plans!
September 30 – Seattle Sounders FC
Nothing highlights the Boys in Gold’s ability to match the biggest and best in MLS than their performances against Seattle last season. Head Coach Gary Smith guided his side to two impressive wins over the team who lifted the 2022 Concacaf Champions League crown. Gary loves a win when it’s accompanied by “clean sheets!” This match comes as the run to the end of the season starts to gather pace. Seattle ultimately missed the playoffs in ’21. I see them bouncing back even with another very busy schedule, including the Club World Cup in February. The two are no longer conference rivals, which adds extra spice in this sole regular season clash between the pair in 2023.
Every 2023 MLS match to air live on MLS Season Pass, the all-new streaming service on the Apple TV app launching February 1. Fans can subscribe to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app for $14.99 per month during the season or $99 per season, and Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up at a special price of $12.99 per month and $79 per season. A subscription to MLS Season Pass will be included with each full-season ticket account.
Join the party at GEODIS Park by becoming a 2023 Season Ticket Member. You’ll get access to every match at the best rate, plus a subscription to Apple TV MLS Season Pass, the streaming home of every MLS match with no blackouts and no restrictions. Become a Season Ticket Member today.