SEATTLE, WASH. – The United Soccer League on Wednesday unveiled the complete 2019 schedule, with Sounders FC 2 hosting 17 matches at Cheney Stadium during the club’s second campaign in Tacoma. The 34-game slate begins on Saturday, March 9 with a home match against Rio Grande Valley FC. Kickoff times for each game are being announced at a later date.
S2 will play four of its first five matches of the season at home, followed by five consecutive road games from April 10-May 4. Cascadia rival Portland Timbers 2 visits Cheney Stadium on Sunday, May 12, while Seattle travels to Portland on Sunday, September 22.
Building off a historic season that saw almost 3 million fans attend games in the 2018 regular season and USL Cup Playoffs, the 2019 USL Championship regular season will see the league’s 36 teams play home-and-home series within its own conference. All of the action will be available digitally through ESPN+, with future announcements regarding the league’s national television schedule being made at a future date.
Saturday night contests dominate the 2019 regular-season schedule, with almost three-quarters of the league’s games (455 of 612) set for prime weekend dates. The busiest day of the season arrives on Saturday, September 28 with an 18-game slate that sees every team across the league in action.
In November of 2017, Seattle Sounders FC and the Tacoma Rainiers announced that beginning in 2018, Sounders FC 2’s previously-announced transition to Tacoma is accelerating, allowing S2 to play its home matches at Cheney Stadium while progress continues toward a new soccer-specific facility. The two clubs previously reached a historic agreement to build a 5,000-seat facility in Central Tacoma on the footprint of Cheney Stadium. While that process moves forward, South Sound soccer fans are now able to see their USL side play in Tacoma several seasons ahead of schedule.
2019 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 SCHEDULE
|Saturday||March 9||vs. Rio Grande Valley FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||March 16||vs. LA Galaxy II||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||March 23||at Tulsa Roughnecks FC||ONEOK Field|
|Friday||March 29||vs. New Mexico United||Cheney Stadium|
|Monday||April 1||vs. Sacramento Republic FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Wednesday||April 10||at Orange County SC||OC Great Park|
|Saturday||April 13||at Las Vegas Lights FC||Cashman Field|
|Saturday||April 20||at Phoenix Rising FC||Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex|
|Friday||April 26||at San Antonio FC||Toyota Field|
|Saturday||May 4||at OKC Energy FC||Taft Stadium|
|Sunday||May 12||vs. Portland Timbers 2||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||May 18||vs. Reno 1868 FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Sunday||May 26||vs. Fresno FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Wednesday||May 29||at LA Galaxy II||StubHub Center|
|Saturday||June 1||vs. El Paso Locomotive FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||June 8||at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC||Weidner Field|
|Wednesday||June 12||vs. Real Monarchs SLC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||June 15||at Austin Bold FC||Circuit of the Americas|
|Saturday||July 6||at Rio Grande Valley FC||H-E-B Park|
|Saturday||July 13||at Real Monarchs SLC||Zions Bank Stadium|
|Wednesday||July 24||vs. Las Vegas Lights FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||July 27||vs. OKC Energy FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||August 10||vs. Orange County SC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||August 17||at El Paso Locomotive FC||Southwest University Park|
|Tuesday||August 27||vs. Phoenix Rising FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Friday||August 30||vs. San Antonio FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||September 7||at Sacramento Republic FC||Papa Murphy’s Park|
|Tuesday||September 10||at Reno 1868 FC||Greater Nevada Field|
|Sunday||September 22||at Portland Timbers 2||Providence Park|
|Saturday||September 28||vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday||October 5||at Fresno FC||Chukchansi Park|
|Saturday||October 12||vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC||Cheney Stadium|
|Wednesday||October 16||at New Mexico United||Isotopes Park|
|Saturday||October 19||vs. Austin Bold FC||Cheney Stadium|