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USL Championship announces 2020 season home openers

North Carolina FC’s home opener against Louisville City FC headlines the USL Championship home openers.

Two of the more successful sides in the USL Championship will face off on the opening weekend of the 2020 season. 

North Carolina FC will play host to Louisville City FC in one of 16 home openers over the first three days of the campaign. 

Landon Donovan’s San Diego Loyal opens its inaugural season against Las Vegas Lights, who are led by Eric Wynalda. 

Orange County SC hosts El Paso Locomotive and Reno 1868 FC welcomes Tacoma Defiance on the first night of the season, Mar. 6. 

Miami FC’s home opener headlines the second weekend of play. The new side, which bought Ottawa Fury’s franchise rights, takes on in-state rival Tampa Bay Rowdies Mar. 13. 

Only three clubs will wait until after March to play their first home game. Louisville City holds its on Apr. 4, Birmingham Legion on Apr. 11 and Loudoun United on May 6.

USL Championship Home Openers

Mar. 6

El Paso Locomotive at Orange County SC 

Reno 1868 FC at Tacoma Defiance

Mar. 7 

New Mexico United at Austin Bold 

Indy Eleven at Memphis 901 

Tampa Bay Rowdies at New York Red Bulls II 

Louisville City at North Carolina FC

Colorado Springs Switchbacks at OKC Energy 

Loudoun United at Philadelphia Union II 

Portland Timbers 2 at Phoenix Rising

FC Tulsa at Sacramento Republic

Miami FC at Saint Louis FC

Real Monarchs at San Antonio FC 

Las Vegas Lights at San Diego Loyal 

Mar. 8

Charleston Battery at Atlanta United 2

LA Galaxy II at Rio Grande Valley FC 

Charlotte Independence at Sporting Kansas City II 

Mar. 13

Austin Bold at LA Galaxy II 

Tampa Bay Rowdies at Miami FC

Mar. 14

Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Charlotte Independence

San Antonio FC at Colorado Springs Switchbacks

Portland Timbers 2 at El Paso Locomotive

New Mexico United at FC Tulsa

Sacramento Republic at Las Vegas Lights

Phoenix Rising at Real Monarchs

OKC Energy at Reno 1868

Mar. 15

Charleston Battery at Birmingham Legion 

Mar. 21

Charleston Battery at Hartford Athletic

El Paso Locomotive at New Mexico United

Louisville City at Pittsburgh Riverhounds

North Carolina FC at Tampa Bay Rowdies

Mar. 22

Colorado Springs Switchbacks at Portland Timbers 2

Mar. 28 

Philadelphia Union II at Charleston Battery

Apr. 4

Louisville City at Indy Eleven 

Apr.  11

Birmingham Legion at Louisville City

May 6 

Charlotte Independence at Loudoun United 




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