Major League Soccer finally released the full schedule for the 2021 season and in doing so revealed how little play there will be between teams in the two conferences.
Each of the 27 teams in the league will play just two opposing conference teams this season. The Union host Portland Timbers and visit Minnesota United in their longest road trip of the season (1,164 miles stadium-to-stadium).
Within their conference, the Union will play six teams three times and the other seven teams twice. That leaves 11 teams in the league they will not face in the regular season. The Union didn’t play 12 teams in regular season matches that counted toward their first Supporters’ Shield trophy in 2020.
The last of the three-game series with NYCFC will be on Decision Day in the Bronx. It will be the third meeting between the two teams on the final day of the season and the second at Yankee Stadium.
Totaled up, the Union will travel 18,528 miles round trip stadium-to-stadium. In 2019, the last time the Union played a full season with 17 road trips, they totaled 36,410 miles round trip stadium-to-stadium.
On the broadcast front, the Union will have seven nationally-televised games, at least one game on 6abc locally and 25 games on PHL17. Fans within the Delaware Valley will again be able to stream locally-broadcast games on PhiladelphiaUnion.com at no cost.
Philadelphia Union 2021 MLS Schedule
|Sun., April 18||@ Columbus Crew SC||5:30 p.m.||FS1, Fox Deportes|
|Sat., April 24||Inter Miami CF||8:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., May 1||NYCFC||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., May 8||@ Chicago Fire FC||1:00 p.m.||6abc|
|Wed., May 12||New England Revolution||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., May 15||New York Red Bulls||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sun., May 23||@ D.C. United||7:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sun., May 30||Portland Timbers||5:30 p.m.||FS1|
|Sun., June 20||@ Atlanta United FC||2:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Wed., June 23||Columbus Crew SC||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., June 26||@ Chicago Fire FC||8:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Mon., July 5||@ Nashville SC||8:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Thurs., July 8||@ New York Red Bulls||TBA||PHL17|
|Sat., July 17||D.C. United||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Thurs., July 22||@ Orlando City SC||7:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sun., July 25||@ Inter Miami CF||TBA||PHL17|
|Sun., Aug. 1||Chicago Fire FC||6:00 p.m.||UniMas|
|Wed., Aug. 4||Toronto FC||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sun., Aug. 8||@ New England Revolution||6:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., Aug. 14||@ FC Cincinnati||8:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Wed., Aug. 18||NYCFC||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., Aug. 21||CF Montréal||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., Aug. 28||@ D.C. United||8:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Wed., Sept. 15||New England Revolution||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sun., Sept. 19||Orlando City SC||4:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sat., Sept. 25||Atlanta United FC||3:30 p.m.||Univision|
|Wed., Sept. 29||@ New York Red Bulls||TBA||PHL17|
|Sat., Oct. 2||Columbus Crew SC||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., Oct. 16||@ CF Montréal||1:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Wed., Oct. 20||@ Minnesota United FC||8:00 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., Oct. 23||Nashville SC||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Wed., Oct. 27||@ Toronto FC||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sat., Oct. 30||FC Cincinnati||7:30 p.m.||PHL17|
|Sun., Nov. 7||@ NYCFC||3:30 p.m.||TBA|
|Dates, times, and broadcast information subject to change|