USL Announces Dates, Locations of 2021 Kick Offs
9 Apr, 2021
USL League One announced the home openers for the league’s 2021 season. The 168-game regular season will kick off on Saturday, April 10, making it the first professional men’s league in the United States to begin its new regular-season campaign.
Among the highlights are Greenville Triumph SC’s first home match since lifting the League One trophy, which will see North Texas SC visit the reigning champions on Saturday, May 1 at Legacy Early College in a matchup of the league’s first two title-winners.
Before that matchup, Greenville travels to play regional rivals the Richmond Kickers, who will host their 29th home opener on Saturday, April 24 at City Stadium. Last season’s runner-up Union Omaha begins its second campaign the same day, welcoming South Georgia Tormenta FC to Werner Park.
North Carolina FC will also get an early meeting with new rival Greenville in its opening home game as a member of League One on May 8, with Triumph SC making the short trip north to Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. On the same day, FC Tucson will open its 2021 campaign at Kino North Stadium, hosting Forward Madison FC.
On May 22, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC fans will get a first look at the offseason upgrades to CHI Memorial Stadium, including a new Jumbotron, when the Scenic City side plays host to Fort Lauderdale CF.
The season will officially begin on April 10 as Fort Lauderdale CF hosts the New England Revolution II at Inter Miami CF Stadium. Toronto FC II will play its first home match of the season at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. against North Texas SC on May 22.
Every game of the 2021 League One season will air on ESPN+, with a complete schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.
2021 USL League One Home Openers
- Fort Lauderdale CF: Saturday, April 10 vs. New England Revolution II
- New England Revolution II: Saturday, April 17 vs. Richmond Kickers
- South Georgia Tormenta FC: Saturday, April 17 vs. Fort Lauderdale CF
- Richmond Kickers: Saturday, April 24 vs. Greenville Triumph SC
- Union Omaha: Saturday, April 24 vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC
- North Texas SC: Saturday, April 24 vs. Fort Lauderdale CF
- Greenville Triumph SC: Saturday, May 1 vs. North Texas SC
- North Carolina FC: Saturday, May 8 vs. Greenville Triumph SC
- FC Tucson: Saturday, May 8 vs. Forward Madison FC
- Forward Madison FC: Saturday, May 15 vs. North Carolina FC
- Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Saturday, May 22 vs. Fort Lauderdale CF
- Toronto FC II: Saturday, May 22 vs. North Texas SC