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SAN ANTONIO FC ANNOUNCES 2020 USL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

By San Antonio FC Communications, 01/09/20, 1:00PM CST

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SAFC Season to Open on March 7 at Toyota Field vs. Real Monarchs SLC

San Antonio FC will open the 2020 USL Championship season at Toyota Field for the second consecutive year when they host the defending league champions Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday, March 7. The game marks the first of two home matches in March as the club welcomes Phoenix Rising FC to the Alamo City on March 21. SAFC rounds out its first month of the season with two road games – on March 14 in Colorado Springs and March 28 in Las Vegas.

Once again in 2020, San Antonio FC will play every Western Conference team twice – once at home and once on the road – meaning each of San Antonio’s 17 home matches at Toyota Field will again feature a unique opponent. SAFC will host two separate three-game homestands with the first spanning from May 23 to June 6 while the latter comes later in the season from Aug. 20 to Sept. 12. The club’s longest road trip comes from Aug. 6-22 when it will play four straight away matches at New Mexico United, Orange County SC, LA Galaxy II and FC Tulsa.

SAFC will embark on the second annual Copa Tejas starting with its match at RGV FC on April 18. San Antonio will once again play six Copa Tejas matches, with the home tilts coming on May 30 vs. Austin Bold, July 25 vs. RGV FC and Aug. 29 vs. El Paso Locomotive. Over the course of the 2020 season, SAFC will play 26 Saturday matches, three Sunday matches, three Wednesday matches, one Thursday and one Friday match.

San Antonio FC will get in on the local celebration by hosting its ‘Noche de Celebracion’ match on Saturday, April 25 when the club welcomes Reno 1868 FC to Toyota Field. In addition, SAFC will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday when Orange County SC visits in the Alamo City on Friday, July 3. San Antonio will also face Western Conference expansion side San Diego Loyal for the first time at Toyota Field on May 23, before playing the reverse fixture in Southern California on July 18. The full SAFC promotional schedule will be released at a later date.

Following the conclusion of the regular season, the top 10 teams from both the Eastern and Western Conferences will qualify for the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, which will open with the Eastern and Western Conference Wild Card Round on Wednesday, October 21. The Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals will then be held between October 24-25, the Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals between October 30-November 1 and the Eastern and Western Conference Finals between November 6-8. The 2020 USL Championship Final to conclude the league’s 10th anniversary season will be held between November 12-16 and aired on an ESPN broadcast network.

Fans can currently purchase a two-game bundle that includes the home opener against Real Monarchs SLC and the upcoming preseason friendly against FC Dallas (MLS) on Feb. 12. Supporters who would like to guarantee their place at Toyota Field for the upcoming season can purchase season tickets or partial flex plans by calling or texting 210-444-5657 or by visiting SanAntonioFC.com. All 2020 SAFC home matches will kick-off at 7:30 p.m., and tickets for individual games will go on sale at a later date.

San Antonio FC Full 2020 Schedule (Home Matches in Bold)

Day

Month

Date

Opponent

 

 

 

 

Sat.

March

7

Real Monarchs SLC

Sat.

 

14

at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

Sat.

 

21

Phoenix Rising FC

Sat.

 

28

at Las Vegas Lights FC

Sun.

April

5

at Portland Timbers 2

Sat.

 

11

Tacoma Defiance

Sat.

 

18

at RGV FC

Sat.

 

25

Reno 1868 FC

Sun.

May

3

at Austin Bold FC

Sat.

 

9

New Mexico United

Sat.

 

16

at OKC Energy FC

Sat.

 

23

San Diego Loyal

Sat.

 

30

Austin Bold FC

Sat.

June

6

LA Galaxy II

Sat.

 

13

at El Paso Locomotive FC

Sat.

 

20

at Sacramento Republic FC

Sat.

 

27

FC Tulsa

Fri.

July

3

Orange County SC

Wed.

 

15

at Reno 1868 FC

Sat.

 

18

at San Diego Loyal

Sat.

 

25

RGV FC

Sat.

Aug.

1

Sacramento Republic FC

Thurs.

 

6

at New Mexico United

Wed.

 

12

at Orange County SC

Sun.

 

16

at LA Galaxy II

Sat.

 

22

at FC Tulsa

Sat.

 

29

El Paso Locomotive FC

Sat.

Sept.

5

OKC Energy FC

Sat.

 

12

Portland Timbers 2

Sat.

 

19

at Phoenix Rising FC

Wed.

 

23

at Tacoma Defiance

Sat.

Oct.

3

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

Sat.

 

10

at Real Monarchs SLC

Sat.

 

17

Las Vegas Lights FC

 

 

 

 

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