NEW YORK, N.Y., December 15, 2021 – MLS Cup Champions, New York City FC, announced the Club’s 2022 MLS regular season schedule. The 2022 season will mark NYCFC’s eighth season and features 34 regular season matches.
As previously announced, the reigning Champs begin their title defense on the road against LA Galaxy on Sunday, Feb. 27 and Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, March 5.
The following week, NYCFC will host its home opener against CF Montréal at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, March 12.
The 2022 schedule features 26 matches against Eastern Conference opposition and eight matches against teams from the Western Conference. The Boys in Blue will play 10 home matches at Yankee Stadium, with six fixtures to be played at Citi Field in Queens. The match at Citi Field on Oct. 1 could be relocated depending on New York Mets postseason contention. After the MLS Cup victory, NYCFC will now take part in the Campeones Cup with the first home match taking place at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 14. Due to this additional game, one regular season match will now be moved to Red Bull Arena.
NYCFC CEO, Brad Sims, said: “Last season was the most successful and significant in our Club’s history. From starting the year welcoming fans back to matches to finishing the season hoisting our first ever MLS Cup - 2021 was a year we will never forget. However, the work doesn’t stop there, and we are already looking to next season. Following the amazing momentum we’ve built, we’re working every day to make the upcoming 2022 season our most exciting yet for our incredible fans.
“We are very pleased that our secondary venue for the 2022 season will be Citi Field and know that it is the best and preferred alternative for our fans and players. Citi Field is a world-class facility and we’ve experienced an incredible in stadium atmosphere from our fans when we have played there in the past.
“Playing this next season as the defending champions is something I know our organization and fans will take incredible pride in. Despite our season ending just this past weekend in spectacular fashion, we cannot wait to see our fans back again next year.”
The full NYCFC TV schedule – including games broadcast on the YES Network – will be announced in the coming weeks.
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