UPDATE: 1/23/19: March 2 game against Indy Eleven added.
UPDATE: 1/16/19: Feb. 16 game at Birmingham Legion added.
UPDATE: 1/15/19: Feb. 27 game at Lipscomb added.
UPDATE: 1/4/19: Feb. 9 game against Louisville City FC added.
UPDATE: 12/21/18: Feb. 6 game against Montreal Impact added.
We’ve known for a few days when and where Nashville SC will play a couple of its games, and now the whole shebang is available. In chronological order:
|Feb. 6 (Wed.)||Montreal Impact (Preseason)||Lakewood Ranch, Fla.|
|Feb. 9||Louisville City FC (Preseason)||Bradenton, Fla.|
|Feb. 16||Birmingham Legion (Preseason)||Away|
|Feb. 22 (Fri.)||NYCFC (Preseason)||Home|
|Feb. 27 (Wed.)||Lipscomb University (Preseason)||Lipscomb Soccer Complex|
|March 2||Indy Eleven (Preseason)||Evansville, Ind.|
|March 9||Loudoun United||Home|
|March 16||St. Louis FC||Home|
|March 23||New York Red Bulls II||Away|
|April 6||Ottawa Fury||Away|
|April 13||Memphis 901 FC||Home|
|April 20||Charleston Battery||Away|
|April 27||Pittsburgh Riverhounds||Away|
|May 4||Atlanta United 2||Away|
|May 8 (Wed.)||Tampa Bay Rowdies||Home|
|May 11||Swope Park Rangers||Home|
|May 18||Charlotte Independence||Home|
|May 22 (Wed.)||Birmingham Legion||Away|
|May 25||Indy Eleven||Away|
|June 8||Bethlehem Steel||Away|
|June 16 (Sun.)||Hartford Athletic||Away|
|June 22||Ottawa Fury||Home|
|June 26 (Wed.)||New York Red Bulls II||Home|
|June 29||North Carolina FC||Away|
|July 6||Louisville City||Away|
|July 17 (Wed.)||Memphis 901||Away|
|July 27||Indy Eleven||Home|
|Aug. 3||Swope Park Rangers||Away|
|Aug. 7 (Wed.)||Hartford Athletic||Home|
|Aug. 10||Bethlehem Steel||Home|
|Aug. 17||Charlotte Independence||Away|
|Aug. 24||Charleston Battery||Home|
|Aug. 31||Tampa Bay Rowdies||Away|
|Sept. 7||St. Louis FC||Away|
|Sept. 17 (Tues.)||Birmingham Legion||Home|
|Sept. 21||Pittsburgh Riverhounds||Home|
|Sept. 28||Loudoun United||Away|
|Oct. 8 (Tues.)||Louisville City||Home|
|Oct. 12||North Carolina FC||Home|
|Oct. 19||Atlanta United 2||Home|
We’re also due more information (sooner or later) about the remainder of the preseason friendly fixtures. It would not surprise me to see something similar to last year: a vacation-type trip with two-three games against mixed competition, a friendly against a fellow USL team, and one on the road against a local-ish team (last year Chattanooga FC, maybe Chattanooga Red Wolves this year?).
There’s more midweek games than I had expected – given that the league expanded the calendar duration of the season to ease fixture congestion – and a couple really long away stretches in May-June (34 days), and June-July (30 days). Some of those gaps will be filled by home US Open Cup dates, of course.
Further #analysis coming soon.