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The final nine games of the Philadelphia Union regular season schedule were released on Tuesday

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It turns out the rumor Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin heard about having to play the New England Revolution two more times was true.

The Union will meet the Revs two more times in the regular season and take on Toronto FC twice, FC Cincinnati, DC United, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact and Chicago Fire to round out their 2020 campaign.

In total, the additional nine games added to the schedule will mean the Union will play 11 remaining games in a 46-day span. That averages out to be about a game every 4.18 days. The previous 13 games in all competitions (10 counted toward regular season) were played over a span of 73 days, which averages out to a game every 5.61 days.

Curtin didn’t give specifics about the schedule because it hadn’t been released when he did his weekly press conference with media over Zoom on Tuesday, but he seemed anything but happy with the way the final stretch of games looked.

“It’s been challenging for every team in the league,” Curtin said. “I know it’s still challenging for the league office to find the balance and all the different things in Canada, stadiums, all the moving parts. But all you want as a head coach is an even amount home and away games I think every league in every world, different world every sport finds a way to balance that part of out, regardless of the crazy things that are going on around this so that’s not the case unfortunately this time around.”

While the Union will technically finish the season having played 14 home and 12 away games in all competitions, six of those games were played in Orlando as part of the MLS is Back Tournament. They’ll end the season having played just 9 of 26 total matches at Subaru Park but 9 of the 18 games played since the schedule resumed in home markets in late August.

All but one of the remaining games will be broadcast live on PHL17 and streamed in-market on the Philadelphia Union website. The November 1 game at Columbus Crew will air on ABC.

Schedule

At FC Cincinnati, 9/23
Inter Miami, 9/27
At Toronto FC, 10/3
FC Cincinnati , 10/7
Montreal, 10/11
At DC United, 10/14
At New England, 10/18
Toronto FC, 10/25
Chicago Fire, 10/28
At Columbus Crew, 11/1
New England, 11/8