The Lions will open their fourth MLS season against D.C. United on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET at Orlando City Stadium and end on Sunday, Oct. 28, at New York Red Bulls. The Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and the 2018 MLS Cup is set for Saturday, Dec. 8.
The home schedule is highlighted by visits from defending Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup champion Toronto FC on July 14, and the defending Western Conference champion Seattle Sounders on Oct. 17. The Lions will host 2017 expansion side Atlanta United on May 13 and August 24.
City’s road schedule will see it make two visits to 2015 expansion rival New York City FC on March 17 and June 2. The Lions will also make two trips to Los Angeles to take on 2018 expansion side LAFC on July 7 and LA Galaxy on July 29.
With more than two dozen MLS players representing their countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including City’s Peruvian midfielder Yoshi Yotun, MLS will have a nine-day hiatus during the tournament’s group phase between June 14-22.
Orlando City will be featured on national television 13 times in 2018, and the remaining matches will be televised locally on WRDQ TV 27, part of the Cox Media Group Orlando TV.
Following the successful opening of Orlando City Stadium in 2017, Orlando City’s season ticket base has been expanded beyond the 18,000 cap and a limited number of tickets are available for purchase by visiting http://www.OrlandoCitySC.com/tickets/season. Single-game tickets will be available at a later date with priority access given to LionNation members.
The full schedule is listed below. The Lions will play 19 matches on Saturdays, nine on Sundays, three on Fridays, two on Wednesdays and once on a Thursday. All remaining kickoff times will be announced at a later date.
|Saturday, March 3||vs. D.C. United||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Saturday, March 10||vs. Minnesota United||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Saturday, March 17||at New York City FC||3:30 p.m.||Univision|
|Saturday, March 31||vs. New York Red Bulls||1 p.m.||Unimas|
|Sunday, April 8||vs. Portland Timbers||4 p.m.||ESPN|
|Friday, April 13||at Philadelphia Union||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, April 21||vs. San Jose Earthquakes||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Sunday, April 29||at Colorado Rapids||4 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sunday, May 6||vs. Real Salt Lake||5 p.m.||TV27|
|Sunday, May 13||vs. Atlanta United||6 p.m.||FS1|
|Friday, May 18||at Toronto FC||8 p.m.||TSN/TV27|
|Saturday, May 26||vs. Chicago Fire||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Saturday, June 2||at New York City FC||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Saturday, June 9||at Vancouver Whitecaps||7 p.m.||TSN/TV27|
|Wednesday, June 13||at Montreal Impact||7:30 p.m.||TVA/TV27|
|Saturday, June 23||vs. Montreal Impact||7:30 p.m.||TVA/TV27|
|Saturday, June 30||at Atlanta United||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, July 7||at Los Angeles FC||4:30 p.m.||FOX|
|Saturday, July 14||vs. Toronto FC||8 p.m.||TSN/TV27|
|Saturday, July 21||at Columbus Crew SC||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Thursday, July 26||vs. New York City FC||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sunday, July 29||at LA Galaxy||9:30 p.m.||FS1|
|Saturday, Aug. 4||vs. New England Revolution||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Sunday, Aug. 12||at D.C. United||6 p.m.||FS1|
|Friday, Aug. 24||vs. Atlanta United||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, Sept. 1||vs. Philadelphia Union||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Saturday, Sept. 8||at Sporting Kansas City||8:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Sunday, Sept. 16||at Chicago Fire||5 p.m.||FS1|
|Saturday, Sept. 22||vs. Houston Dynamo||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Saturday, Oct. 6||at FC Dallas||8 p.m.||TV27|
|Saturday, Oct. 13||at New England Revolution||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Wednesday, Oct. 17||vs. Seattle Sounders FC||7:30 p.m.||TV27|
|Sunday, Oct. 21||vs. Columbus Crew SC||TBD||TV27|
|Sunday, Oct. 28||at New York Red Bulls||4:30 p.m.||TV27|