Nashville SC

Breaking down Nashville SC’s 2023 schedule

Mike Meredith/Club and Country

The 2023 Nashville Soccer Club Schedule is here! What are some highlights?

  • Nashville SC will open the 2023 season, hosting New York City FC on Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. CST
  • The Boys in Gold are back in the East. Their Western Conference opponents:
    • LAFC April 22
    • @ FC Dallas June 3
    • St. Louis City SC June 17 (home, in a slight upset)
    • @ Sporting KC Sept. 20
    • @ San Jose Earthquakes Sept. 23
    • Seattle Sounders Sept. 30
  • As for strength of schedule, all Eastern Conference teams play a double round-robin (so NSC’s intra-conference schedule will be a little tougher than average on account of not playing itself), and I have the opponents as Nos. 1 (LAFC) and No. 29 (Seattle) road teams last year, with St. Louis getting an N/A for obvious reasons, while NSC’s road trips would’ve been last year’s Nos. 14 (Dallas), 19 (SKC), and 25 (San Jose)-toughest. Which is to say: Nashville is getting off fairly light all around, aside from that LAFC game (which: worth it to play the defending champs and have a marquee game, no?)
  • Four linear national TV games. All are at home, which is a huge opportunity to impress a non-Apple (non-MLS sicko) audience:
    • NYCFC Feb. 25
    • Atlanta United April 29
    • Columbus Crew May 28
    • Orlando City Oct. 4
  • Three midweek-weekend road swings. The only other set of consecutive away games is a Saturday-Saturday affair. This is obviously a vast improvement over last year’s season-opening road slog:
    • @ CF Montreal June 21, @ Columbus Crew June 24 (Wed.-Sat.)
    • @ Atlanta United Aug. 26, @ Inter Miami Aug. 30 (Sat.-Wed.)
    • @ Sporting KC Sept. 20, @ San Jose Earthquakes Sept. 23 (Wed.-Sat.)
  • There are two Wednesday home games. Your mileage may vary as to how you view those, but home games tend to lose a little luster midweek ini the eyes of some (particularly since one is during the schoolyear):
    • Philadelphia Union July 23
    • Orlando City SC Oct. 4 (you’ll note this is also one of the FS1 national games).
    • The Leagues Cup break is from July 15 to Aug. 20. Nashville will host all three games in its group, barring changes to the format.

More to come.

2 comments

    1. They are a seeded team based on where they finished in the league table last year. All games are played in the US (because the Mexican teams’ exposure to the US market is basically the primary reason for the tournament itself).

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