FC Cincinnati’s 2024 Major League Soccer regular season schedule announced

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Major League Soccer announced today the full 2024 MLS regular season schedule for FC Cincinnati. The defending Supporters’ Shield winners open their 34-game league slate at TQL Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 25 against Toronto FC. The league schedule runs through Decision Day 2024 on Saturday, Oct. 19 when FCC travel to Subaru Park to play Philadelphia Union.

The Orange and Blue will play 17 regular season games in the Queen City and 17 on the road. FC Cincinnati will face each of the other 14 Eastern Conference teams once at home and once away. FCC will meet six Western Conference opponents: St. Louis CITY SC, Los Angeles Football Club and the Colorado Rapids at home, and the San Jose Earthquakes, FC Dallas and Minnesota United on the road.

Three of FC Cincinnati’s first four regular season games will take place on a Sunday, as the Orange and Blue will balance regular season play and the club’s first-ever appearance in the Concacaf Champions Cup. The 2024 season-opener against Toronto FC on Feb. 25 is slotted in between FCC’s Champions Cup Round One home-and-away fixtures against Jamaican side Cavalier FC on Feb. 22 and Feb. 28. Should FCC advance to the Round of 16, those Champions Cup ties will take place in the subsequent midweeks.

Unlike last season, when four of FC Cincinnati’s first nine games came against Western Conference foes, this season the Orange and Blue will play strictly intraconference matchups in each of their first nine regular season games and in 14 of their first 16.

Cincinnati will face in-state rivals Columbus Crew for Hell is Real at Lower.com Field on Saturday, May 11 and at TQL Stadium on Saturday, September 14. The road tilt in May marks one of two already-scheduled nationally televised games on Fox Sports 1 (June 19 vs Philadelphia Union). All MLS games will feature on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and can be found on the radio locally on iHeartMedia.

For the first time, FC Cincinnati will welcome St. Louis CITY SC to the Queen City on Saturday, May 18. That comes as part of a stretch when the Orange and Blue will play five of seven games between mid-May and into June at TQL Stadium, a venue in which Cincinnati led the league in regular season home wins (13) and win percentage (.824) in 2023.

FCC will also host at least three home games in July, beginning with hosting Inter Miami CF on Saturday, July 6. Following a July 20 MLS Cup Playoff rematch against the New York Red Bulls on July 20, the regular season will pause for the second-straight season for the month-long Leagues Cup 2024.

FC Cincinnati’s full schedule for the 2024 season may be found below. Single-match tickets will go on sale in mid-January.

2024 FC Cincinnati Schedule (All Times ET)

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME (ET)

Thur., Feb. 22

at Cavalier FC *

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

9 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 25

vs. Toronto FC

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

2:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 28

vs. Cavalier FC *

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7 p.m.

Sat., March 2

at Chicago Fire FC

Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.

8:30 p.m.

Sun., March 10

vs. D.C. United

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

3 p.m.

Sun., March 17

at New England Revolution

Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass.

2 p.m.

Sat., March 23

vs. New York City FC

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., March 30

at Charlotte FC

Bank of America Stadium; Charlotte, N.C.

7:30 p.m.

Sat., April 6

vs. New York Red Bulls

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., April 13

at CF Montréal 

Stade Saputo; Montréal, Québec, Canada

7:30 p.m.

Sat., April 20

at Atlanta United

Mercedes-Benz Stadium; Atlanta, Ga.

7:30 p.m.

Sat., April 27

vs. Colorado Rapids

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., May 4

at Orlando City SC

Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla.

7:30 p.m.

Sat., May 11

at Columbus Crew

Lower.com Field; Columbus, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Wed., May 15

vs. Atlanta United

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., May 18

vs. St. Louis CITY SC

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., May 25

at Toronto FC

BMO Field; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7:30 p.m.

Wed., May 29

vs. Nashville SC

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., June 15

at San Jose Earthquakes

PayPal Park; San Jose, Calif.

10:30 p.m.

Wed., June 19

vs. Philadelphia Union

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., June 22

vs. New England Revolution

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., June 29

at FC Dallas

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

8:30 p.m.

Wed., July 3

at D.C. United

Audi Field; Washington, D.C.

7:30 p.m.

Sat., July 6

vs. Inter Miami CF

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., July 13

vs. Charlotte FC

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Wed., July 17

vs. Chicago Fire FC

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., July 20

at New York Red Bulls

Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 24

at Inter Miami CF

DRV PNK Stadium; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 31

vs. CF Montréal 

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 14

vs. Columbus Crew

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 18

at Minnesota United

Allianz Field; Saint Paul, Min..

8:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 21

at Nashville SC

GEODIS Park; Nashville, Tenn.

8:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 28

vs. Los Angeles Football Club

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 2

at New York City FC

TBD

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 5

vs. Orlando City SC

TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 19

at Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park; Chester, Pa.

6 p.m.

* - Concacaf Champions Cup Round One

Notes on FC Cincinnati’s 2024 schedule:
• In addition to FC Cincinnati’s participation in the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup and Leagues Cup 2024, next year marks a major year of international soccer in the United States with the 2024 Copa América taking place in the USA. The quadrennial international men’s soccer championship organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL will take place from June 20 – July 14 and will feature the U.S. Men’s National Team as one of the 16 participating nations alongside the 10 CONMEBOL countries.

• Should FC Cincinnati advance past Cavalier FC into the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16, the winner of the Round One fixture will host the winner of Mexican club CF Monterrey and Guatemalan side Comunicaciones FC on Thursday, March 7. The return leg will be one week later on March 14 either in Monterrey, Mexico or in Guatemala City.

• Leagues Cup 2024 will take place beginning in late July through mid-August. For the second straight season, all 47 MLS and LIGA MX will pause their respective league seasons each summer and all 47 first division clubs in Canada, Mexico and the United States will compete in the World Cup-style tournament sanctioned by Concacaf.

• FC Cincinnati will host St. Louis CITY SC for the first time next season, meaning FC Dallas and Austin FC will be the only clubs which FCC have never hosted in the Queen City.

• FC Cincinnati will welcome two-time defending Western Conference Champions Los Angeles Football Club for the first time since 2022, and the Colorado Rapids for the first time since June 19, 2021, which was the first full-capacity game at TQL Stadium following the Covid-19 pandemic.

• FC Cincinnati will make no maiden voyages in 2024 but will travel to FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes for the first time since Cincinnati’s inaugural MLS season in 2019. FCC have never played on the road against three active clubs: LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City.

• FC Cincinnati will travel to Minnesota United’s Allianz Field for the fourth time in club history. Cincinnati’s four visits to Saint Paul are the most in any Western Conference venue. No other Western Conference club have Cincinnati traveled to more than twice prior (Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders FC).

• FCC won a club-record seven road games in 2023, four of which came against opponents the club had never earned a road win against previously (ATL, MIA, NYC, NSH). In 2024, FCC will have the opportunity to earn road wins in five venues for the first time in club history (CLB, CLT, DAL, PHI, SJ).