It’s been a long wait but we finally have the schedule for the remainder of Phase Two of the 2020 Major League Soccer season. The final nine games for Minnesota United have been announced and the schedule looks as such.
Saturday October 3rd - vs FC Cincinnati at 7:00 PM
Tuesday October 6th - @ Nashville SC at 7:30 PM
Sunday October 11th - @ FC Dallas at 7:30 PM
Wednesday October 14th - vs Chicago Fire at 7:00 PM
Sunday October 18th - vs Houston Dynamo at 7:00 PM
Saturday October 24th - @ FC Cincinnati at 6:30 PM
Wednesday October 28th - vs Colorado Rapids at 7:00 PM
Sunday November 1st - @ Sporting Kansas City at 6:30 PM
Sunday November 8th - vs FC Dallas at 5:30 PM
All in all the Loons will face just three teams they haven’t faced already in the final nine matches of 2020. Those will be FC Cincinnati, Nashville SC, and Chicago Fire. MNUFC will also have played FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City a whopping four times each and will have also faced Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo three times each in 2020.
As weird and crazy as the 2020 season has been it will still finish off with the traditional Decision Day on the last day of the season. The 14 Eastern Conference teams will play their 7 matches all at 2:30 PM CT while the 12 Western Conference teams will play their six matches simultaneously at 5:30 PM CT.
Just like all other matches prior, Minnesota United will continue to play behind closed doors until further notice. However all matches will televised via FOX Sports North and MLS Live on ESPN+ (US) and MLS Live on DAZN (Canada) for fans to watch.
Around the rest of the league Nashville SC’s clash with FC Dallas and LA Galaxy’s matchup with Seattle Sounders have not yet been rescheduled. With “Match details will be announced at a later date” for those two matches. The four teams not playing at their traditional home ground will for the most part continue that.
All of Toronto FC’s home matches until the end of the season are slated to be in East Hartford, CT at Rentschler Field. Vancouver Whitcaps will continue their stay at Portland’s Providence Park. New York City FC and Montreal Impact, who have been sharing Red Bull Arena with NYRB, have their own plans.
All but one of NYCFC’s remaining matches are scheduled for Red Bull Arena, the only what that currently is not is their November 1st match against Red Bulls. That match is currently listed as “TBC” for the venue. Due to MLB protocols NYCFC is not able to play at Yankee Stadium until at least the end of the Yankees/MLB season.
Montreal Impact on the other hand (as of writing this) have three of their five remaining home matches schedule for Stade Suputo in Montreal, PQ. However those three dates neither NYCFC or NYRB are at home so this could be an oversight on the club website. The final two home matches are still scheduled to be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.