Philadelphia Union release 2023 schedule
The Philadelphia Union have released their regular season schedule for the 2023 MLS season.
Philadelphia Union 2023 Schedule:
The Union will kick off their season on February 25th against the Columbus Crew at Subaru Park. Head Coach Jim Curtin will look to lead the team on another successful season following back to back deep playoff runs while the Union faithful will certainly be looking for revenge after a heartbreaking loss to the LAFC in the MLS Cup.
The regining MLS Champions will make a trip to Chester to play the Union at Subaru Park, but the MLS Cup rematch won’t happen until September 2023. Another notable game on the schedule could be Inter Miami FC if Lionel Messi officially announces that he’s joining the MLS team next season. Of course, after Argentina won the World Cup, those talks have been put on the back burner until Argentina’s celebrations end and players get back to business.
If you’re a new fan that was caught up in the excitement of the Unions MLS Cup run last season paired with the 2022 World Cup, there’s a slight change in how to watch the MLS this season, with most games streaming exclusively on Apple TV+.
“Last month Major League Soccer announced a new 10-year partnership with Apple, with MLS Season Pass launching Feb. 1. The subscription service will feature every live MLS regular-season match, the entire playoffs, and the Leagues Cup. All Union matches will be available through MLS Season Pass, available on the Apple TV app. Additionally, three games are set to broadcast nationally. Two home matches, DC United (May 17) and New York Red Bulls (Sept. 3), will be on FS1, and the Union’s road match at Atlanta United (July 2) will air on FOX.”
Only THREE Philadelphia Union games will be available on TV.
Definitely a bummer that the Union won’t be available on regular television. Personally, I don’t mind the streaming platforms but when you’re a new fan and you drunkenly state in the company’s Slack channel that you’re the “new Union beat writer for TLL” after one too many Coors Lights watching the MLS Cup, it’s a tough break that fans like myself have to sign up for an MLS Season Pass simply to watch the Union play.
Regardless, looks like I’ll get on that season pass registration. We are roughly two months out from the start of the 2023 season. Hey, maybe I’ll even get some love in The Chase – a new email newsletter brought to you by The Liberty Line.
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