Major League Soccer officially released the 2020 schedule Thursday, giving Sporting Kansas City an idea of who they’re playing — and who they’re not.
For the first time in club history, the New York Red Bulls (NY/NJ Metrostars) and D.C. United are not on Sporting KC’s schedule. In addition, Sporting KC misses out on 2020 expansion squad Inter Miami CF.
Prior to today’s full schedule release, we already knew Sporting KC’s first two matches. They will open their 2020 season on February 29th at the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 9:30 p.m. start, with their home opener coming a week later against the Houston Dynamo (March 7 at 7:30 p.m.)
From there, Sporting KC begins their season with five of their first seven matches on the road, culminating in an away trip to Nashville SC at Nissan Stadium on April 11. Nashville makes the return trip to Kansas City on September 19.
Sporting KC plays home and away with all Western Conference teams and plays the remaining ten Eastern Conference teams once. Sporting KC’s regular season ends against one of those teams: a home bout with New York City FC. Sporting KC and NYCFC are the only inter-conference match-up on Decision Day.