TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The United Soccer League (USL) announced the full 2018 schedule on Thursday. Nashville SC will play the standard 34 league games, 17 home and 17 away, all against Eastern Conference opponents.
Nashville SC will face each Eastern Conference opponent twice, home and away, and will see four of those clubs a third time in bonus matchups. Nashville SC will get the opportunity to play ATL UTD 2, Charlotte Independence, Louisville City FC and FC Cincinnati a third time during the course of the league season.
The bonus games will provide fans an extra chance to see Nashville SC take on some of the most exciting teams in the USL. Louisville City is the reigning USL Cup Champion while FC Cincinnati and Charlotte Independence are both playoff teams from a year ago. Like Nashville SC, ATL UTD 2 will be starting their first season in the USL after parent MLS club Atlanta United elected to field a USL squad.
Nashville SC will have a tough road slate to begin the season as five of the first seven league games are away from First Tennessee Park including three trips to the Northeast to play Bethlehem Steel, Penn FC and New York Red Bulls II. Another tough road segment occurs in July and August for Nashville SC. From July 11 to August 4, Nashville SC will have four of five games on the road including its two trips to Canada against Ottawa Fury on July 21 and Toronto FC II on July 28.
Before the stretch in July, fans will have plenty of opportunity to see Nashville SC at home. The month of June includes four of five games at home with matches against Penn FC, North Carolina FC, Indy Eleven and ATL UTD 2.
Five of the final seven USL games will also be at the friendly confines of First Tennessee Park. A home finale against FC Cincinnati will be an exciting capper to the home stretch which includes games against Tampa Bay Rowdies, Charleston Battery and Red Bulls II.
Nashville SC will have 12 of its 17 league home matches on the weekends including 10 on Saturdays. The full schedule can be found here.
To purchase season tickets and secure your seat to these exciting games, visit http://www.nashvillesc.com/tickets or call (615) 457-8200.