New York, N.Y., March 14, 2023 – Today New York City Football Club (NYCFC II) announced its 2023 MLS NEXT Pro regular season schedule. The 2023 season will mark the team’s second season and will feature 28 regular season matches.
After a bye in week 1, the ‘Boys in Blue’ open their season on the road against the New England Revolution II on Sunday, April 2 at 8pm ET at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, M.A.
The following week, the Club welcomes the newly inaugurated Atlanta United 2 to Belson Stadium for its home opener on Sunday, April 9 at 7pm ET in Queens, N.Y.
This season will feature the inaugural Hudson River Derby in MLS NEXT Pro. The ‘Boys in Blue’ will face the New York Red Bulls II three times this season with the first and final matchup taking place in Pittser Field at Montclair State University on Sunday, May 14 at 7pm ET and Sunday, July 9 at 7pm ET. The home leg will be on June 11 at 7pm ET at Belson Stadium.
The MLS NEXT Pro regular season will consist of 378 regular season matches spanning from Friday, March 24 through Decision Day on Sunday, September 24. The postseason will run from Friday, September 29 through MLS NEXT Pro Cup on Sunday, October 22. Within each conference, the two division champions and the five clubs with the next highest points, seven clubs total, will advance to the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs.
All 28 regular season games will be played across 27 weeks, including 14 matches at home and 14 on the road. All matches will be played exclusively against conference opponents, each team will play home and away with each of the 13 conference opponents and will play three divisional opponents three times – New England, Philadelphia and New York Red Bulls.
This season we will see the induction of seven new MLS affiliated teams into the league. As part of the Eastern Conference, NYCFC II will feature in the Northeast division along with New England Revolution II, Philadelphia Union 2, Toronto FC II and the newly inducted Crown Legacy FC and New York Red Bulls II.
Ticketing information for home games at Belson Stadium to come at a later date, stay tuned to NYCFC.com for updates.
NYCFC II Schedule
Sunday, Apr 02 - New England II vs. NYCFC II - 8:00pm Gillette Stadium
Sunday, Apr 09 - NYCFC II vs. Atlanta 2 - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Friday, Apr 14 - Toronto II vs. NYCFC II 7:00pm - York Lions University Stadium
Sunday, Apr 23 - Orlando B vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm Osceola Heritage Park
Sunday, Apr 30 - NYCFC II vs. Charlotte - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, May 07 - NYCFC II vs. New England - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, May 14 - NYRB vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm Pittser Field - Montclair State University
Thursday, May 25 - NYCFC II vs. Toronto II - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, May 28 - NYCFC II vs. Cincinnati - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, Jun 04 - Huntsville vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm Joe Davis Stadium
Sunday, Jun 11 - NYCFC II vs. NYRB II - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Wednesday, Jun 14 - New England II vs. NYCFC II - 8:00pm Gillette Stadium
Sunday, Jun 18 - NYCFC II vs. Columbus 2 - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, Jun 25 - Atlanta 2 vs. NYCFC II - 7:30pm Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Sunday, Jul 02 - NYCFC II vs. Philadelphia 2 - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, Jul 09 - NYRB II vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm Pittser Field - Montclair State University
Sunday, Jul 16 - NYCFC II vs. Chicago II - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, Jul 23 - Charlotte vs. NYCFC II - 5:00pm Mecklenberg County Sportsplex
Sunday, Jul 30 - NYCFC II vs. Huntsville - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Friday, Aug 04 - Philadelphia 2 vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm Subaru Park
Thursday, Aug 10 - NYCFC II vs. Miami II - 8:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, Aug 13 - NYCFC II vs. Orlando B - 7:00pm Belson Stadium
Wednesday, Aug 16 - Chicago II vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm SeatGeek Stadium
Sunday, Aug 27 - Cincinnati 2 vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm TQL Stadium
Sunday, Sep 03 - NYCFC II vs. Philadelphia 2 - 5:00pm Belson Stadium
Friday, Sep 08 - Columbus 2 vs. NYCFC II - 7:00pm Historic Crew Stadium
Friday, Sep 15 - NYCFC II vs. Toronto II - 5:00pm Belson Stadium
Sunday, Sep 24 - Miami II vs. NYCFC II - 2:00pm DRV Pink Stadium