2013 Union Schedule


By Ed Farnsworth via Philly Soccer Page

After much anticipation, the 2013 Philadelphia Union schedule was released on Wednesday.

The Union open and close the season at home against Sporting Kansas City. Of the 17 home games, two will take place on a Wednesday, one each on a Sunday and Friday, with the remaining 13 falling on a Saturday.

Ten Union matches will be nationally televised, seven on NBCSN, two on ESPN2, and one on ESPN. All of the matches against New York are on national broadcasters (two on NBCSN, one on ESPN), and  two of the DC matches will be nationally broadcast (one each on NBCSN and ESPN2). Of the ten nationally televised games, seven are away games.

The Union’s local broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

The schedule continues the unbalanced format begun in 2012. Hence, the Union will only host DC and New York once in 2013. Western Conference foes Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy will both visit PPL Park in May.

With the 2013 Gold Cup happening in June, The league will go on a two-and-a-half week break in June to accomodate this year’s Gold Cup tournament. For the Union the break will be followed by two nationally televised home games against New York and Dallas.

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