Atlanta United’s schedule for its inaugural MLS season was released by the league office Thursday.
The team will play 17 home games and 17 away in 2017, starting March 5 and ending Oct. 22. Fifteen games will be televised regionally.
The team is coached by Gerardo Martino, formerly manager of Barcelona and Argentina’s national team, and will play at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium before moving into Mercedes-Benz Stadium in late July. Atlanta United will train at its complex in Marietta.
First home game. The team will have two openers, one at Bobby Dodd Stadium on March 5 against New York Red Bulls and the other at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 30 against Orlando City. Both dates were previously announced.
Worst road trip. The first road game will be at fellow expansion-side Minnesota on March 12. That also was previously announced. A brutal road stretch starting March 31 includes games against four playoff teams, including MLS Cup finalists Seattle on March 31 and Toronto on April 8. The other games are at Montreal on April 15 and at Real Salt Lake on April 22.
Biggest home stretch. The longest stretch at Mercedes-Benz Stadium includes five consecutive games, starting against FC Dallas on Sept. 9 and concluding with Philadelphia on Sept. 27. Dallas should feature Lawrenceville’s Walker Zimmerman. Other games include New England on Sept. 13, Orlando City on Sept. 16, Montreal on Sept. 23 and the Union on Sept. 27.
Disney duet. Atlanta United will play back-to-back games against Orlando, the team’s presumed rival, on July 21 in Florida and on July 30 in the Mercedes-Benz opener. They will also host Orlando on Sept. 16.
The BIG home games. Atlanta United will host NYCFC on May 28, L.A. Galaxy on Aug. 19 and Toronto on Oct. 22.
The 2017 schedule
March 5, New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. FS1
March 12, at Minnesota United, 5 p.m. ESPN2
March 18, Chicago Fire, 4 p.m. UniMas
March 31, at Seattle Sounders FC, 10 p.m. FS1
April 8 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m., FSSO
April 15 at Montreal Impact, 1 p.m., FSSO
April 22 at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m., CW/FSSE
April 30 vs. D.C. United, 3 p.m., FS1
May 7 at New York Red Bulls, 4 p.m., UDN
May 14 at Portland Timbers, 4 p.m., ESPN
May 20 vs. Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m., FSSE
May 28 vs. New York City, 5 p.m., ESPN
June 3 at Vancouver Whitecaps, 5:30 p.m., FSSE
June 10 at Chicago Fire, 4 p.m., UniMas
June 17 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 7 p.m., FSSE
June 21 at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m., FSSO
June 24 vs. Colorado Rapids, 7 p.m., FSSE
July 1 at Columbus Crew SC, 7:30 p.m., FSSE
July 4 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 7 p.m., FSSO
July 21 at Orlando City SC, 7 p.m., ESPN
July 30 vs. Orlando City SC, 4:30 p.m., FOX, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
August 6 at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m., FS1
August 13 vs. Minnesota United, 6 p.m., ESPN2
August 19 vs. L.A. Galaxy, 4 p.m., ESPN
August 23 at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m., FSSO
August 26 at Philadelphia Union, 7 p.m., FSSE
Sept. 9 vs FC Dallas, 7 p.m., CW/FSSE
Sept. 13 vs. New England Revolution, 7 p.m., FSSO
Sept. 16 vs. Orlando City SC, 4 p.m., UDN
Sept. 23 vs. Montreal Impact, 7 p.m., CW/FSSE
Sept. 27 vs. Philadelphia Union, 7 p.m., FSSO
Sept. 30 at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m., FSSE
Oct. 15 at New York Red Bulls, 3 p.m., FSSE
Oct. 22 vs. Toronto FC, 4 p.m., FSSO
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