The Philadelphia Union's full 2022 schedule was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Philadelphia will not have to wait long to avenge its playoff defeat to MLS Cup winner New York City FC. The two sides meet at Yankee Stadium on March 19. That is the second game on the schedule that was unknown before Wednesday. The Union host the San Jose Earthquakes on March 12 in a matchup that was supposed to be the home opener two years ago before the league shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three of the Union's games were previously unveiled when MLS announced its home openers for every team.
The Union open their slate inside Subaru Park on February 26 against Minnesota United, visit CF Montreal on March 5 and open the newest stadium in MLS on May 1 at Nashville SC.
Jim Curtin's team will spend most of April at home. That month starts with its first-ever meeting against expansion side Charlotte FC. Columbus and CF Montreal also come to Chester in April.
May will once again be a busy month for the Union, as they play six games, four of which are on the road. None of those road trips appear easy on paper, as they play Nashville SC, Los Angeles FC, Portland Timbers and New England Revolution away from home.
The Union play six games in July and August as well. That stretch only has one set of consecutive home games at the back end of August.
Philadelphia is scheduled to finish out its season with an October 1 road trip to Charlotte FC and a home match on Decision Day against Toronto FC.
The overall league schedule format is going back to the pre-pandemic format. The Union make trips to LAFC, Portland and FC Dallas. Nashville is now in the Western Conference, so that counts as the fourth away game against a West foe. Minnesota, San Jose, Houston and Colorado come to Chester. The August 27 game against Colorado will mark a return for Auston Trusty and Keegan Rosenberry, two former Union defenders that led the Rapids to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference in 2021.
2022 Union Schedule
February 26: vs. Minnesota United (1 p.m. ET)
March 5: at CF Montreal (4 p.m. ET)
March 12: vs. San Jose Earthquakes (7:30 p.m. ET)
March 19: at New York City FC (1 p.m. ET)
April 2: vs. Charlotte FC (7:30 p.m. ET)
April 9: vs. Columbus Crew (7:30 p.m. ET)
April 16: at Toronto FC (7:30 p.m. ET)
April 23: vs. CF Montreal (3 p.m. ET)
May 1: at Nashville SC (4 p.m. ET, ESPN)
May 7: at Los Angeles FC (11 p.m. ET)
May 14: vs. New York Red Bulls (7:30 p.m. ET)
May 18: vs. Inter Miami (7:30 p.m. ET)
May 22: at Portland Timbers (10 p.m. ET, FS1)
May 28: at New England Revolution (7:30 p.m. ET)
June 18: vs. FC Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. ET)
June 26: vs. New York City FC (6 p.m. ET, FS1)
June 29: at Chicago Fire (8 p.m. ET)
July 3: at Columbus Crew (7:30 p.m. ET)
July 8: vs. D.C. United (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
July 13: at Inter Miami (7:30 p.m. ET)
July 16: vs. New England Revolution (7:30 p.m. ET)
July 23: at Orlando City (7:30 p.m. ET)
July 30: vs. Houston Dynamo (7:30 p.m. ET)
August 6: at FC Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. ET)
August 13: vs. Chicago Fire (7:30 p.m. ET)
August 17: at FC Dallas (9 p.m. ET)
August 20: at D.C. United (7:30 p.m. ET)
August 27: vs. Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m. ET)
August 31: vs. Atlanta United (7:30 p.m. ET)
September 3: at New York Red Bulls (Time TBD)
September 10: vs. Orlando City (7:30 p.m. ET)
September 17: at Atlanta United (3:30 p.m. ET, UniMas)
October 1: at Charlotte FC (7 p.m. ET)
October 9: vs. Toronto FC (Time TBD)