WASHINGTON — D.C. United opens and closes the 2020 season at Audi Field in the nation’s capital.
The club’s full slate of games for the upcoming MLS season was released Thursday. Following the season opener on Feb. 29 against the Colorado Rapids, United hosts expansion team Inter Miami CF on March 7 in a nationally broadcast game on Univision.
The biggest difference for United in the 2020 season is the lack of midweek games that plagued the team for the last two seasons. United will play two games on Wednesdays and one Tuesday game in 2020 compared to eight and seven midweek games in 2019 and 2018, respectively.
United will play two games on Fridays against New York City FC on April 3 and Montreal Impact on Sept. 4. Meanwhile, Saturday night games dominate United’s 2020 season schedule.
With Major League Soccer expanding to 26 teams in 2020, each club plays 17 games home and away. United will face every Eastern Conference opponents twice and 10 Western Conference opponents once. United will not face Sporting Kansas City, Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake in the regular season.
Additionally, MLS unveiled the 2020 broadcast details. In the U.S., the nationally broadcast matches will be available in both English and Spanish-language through ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes as well as FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes. United is currently listed as having one game broadcast on Univsion, three games on FS1 and three games on ESPN.
MLS Rivalry Week will take place Aug. 20-23. A departure from the oldest rivalry in MLS, the Atlantic Cup, United will play Philadelphia Union not New York Red Bulls.
MLS teams had fun with the schedule announcements. United took to social media to announce its schedule using the NBC Show The Office parody tweets.
WE WELCOME ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FOE TO OUR OFFICE IN 2020 😉 pic.twitter.com/aksdw6yBFO
— D.C. United (@dcunited) December 19, 2019