A lot of eyeballs will be on Frank de Boer’s Atlanta United FC squad in 2020.
Major League Soccer announced the full schedule for the upcoming season Thursday and the slate of nationally televised games was released too. The Five Stripes will play in front of a national audience 18 times in 2020 on ESPN, ABC, FOX, Univision and their associated networks.
Atlanta’s other 16 matches will be aired regionally on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast. For the fourth straight season, all games will air live over the radio on 92.9 The Game.
The 2019 U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup champions will open their 2020 slate against a team that could become a future rival. Atlanta United will travel north to face Nashville SC on Feb. 29, with the game set for an 8 p.m. ET air time on FOX.
Atlanta United’s home opener will be on March 7 against FC Cincinnati at 7 p.m. ET. The Five Stripes will face rival Orlando City SC in Florida on April 26 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. Atlanta will face expansion side Inter Miami CF for the first time on May 24 at Mercedes Benz Stadium at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
During a stretch between July 4 and Sept. 19, Atlanta United will play 10-of-14 games on national TV. That stretch begins with a home match against D.C. United at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN and concludes with a home match vs. Chicago Fire on Univision at 3:30 p.m. ET.
With 26 teams in the league in 2020, each team will not play each other this season. Atlanta United will not face the Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas or the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2020 regular season.
Atlanta United 2020 schedule
|2/29||@ Nashville SC||8:00 p.m.||FOX|
|3/7||FC Cincinnati||7:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|3/14||Sporting Kansas City||7:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|3/21||@ Chicago Fire FC||3:30 p.m.||UNIV|
|4/5||@ FC Cincinnati||5:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|4/19||Portland Timbers||6:30 p.m.||FS1|
|4/26||@ Orlando City SC||1:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|5/3||Real Salt Lake||3:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|5/9||@ Philadelphia Union||TBD||FSSO/FSSE|
|5/16||@ New York Red Bulls||1:00 p.m.||UniMas|
|5/24||Inter Miami CF||6:30 p.m.||FS1|
|5/27||Toronto FC||7:30 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|5/30||@ San Jose Earthquakes||6:00 p.m.||UniMas|
|6/13||@ Houston Dynamo||8:30 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|6/17||@ New York City FC||7:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|6/20||Philadelphia Union||5:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|6/27||@ Columbus Crew SC||7:30 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|7/1||Montreal Impact||7:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|7/4||D.C. United||5:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|7/8||@ New England Revolution||7:30 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|7/12||Seattle Sounders FC||12:30 p.m.||FS1|
|7/18||@ LA Galaxy||4:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|7/23||@ Inter Miami CF||8:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|8/1||New York City FC||3:00 p.m.||ABC|
|8/9||@ Minnesota United||3:00 p.m.||ABC|
|8/12||New England Revolution||7:30 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|8/23||Orlando City SC||2:30 p.m.||FOX|
|8/26||@ Montreal Impact||7:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|8/30||New York Red Bulls||6:30 p.m.||FS1|
|9/12||@ Toronto FC||7:30 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|9/19||Chicago Fire FC||3:30 p.m.||UNIV|
|9/26||Columbus Crew SC||6:00 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|
|10/4||@ D.C. United||4:30 p.m.||FSSO/FSSE|