USL League One Announces Inaugural Home Season Openers
29 Mar, 2019
USL League One announced the home openers for its inaugural 2019 regular season, with 10 teams set to play 28 games each from March 29-Oct. 6 before the League One Playoffs kick off the weekend of Oct. 11-13.
South Georgia Tormenta FC, the league’s first founding member, will host Greenville Triumph SC at 7 p.m. ET from Erk Russell Park in Statesboro, Georgia, for the league’s first game on March 29.
“It’s going to be an absolutely electric atmosphere,” said USL League One Senior Vice President Steven Short. “Not only is it the inaugural match in USL League One history, but also the first professional soccer match ever played in Statesboro, Georgia. This will be a moment that soccer fans throughout the region look back on with great memories – a day that will be talked about for years and generations to come. We’re all looking forward to March 29.”
The opening weekend of the season will also see North Texas SC play host to Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, the Richmond Kickers welcome Lansing Ignite FC to City Stadium, and FC Tucson visit Orlando City B on Saturday, March 30.
The Triumph’s home opener features in the second weekend of the regular season as it hosts Lansing Ignite FC at 7 p.m. ET from Legacy Early College on April 6, while on the same night Chattanooga Red Wolves SC will host Forward Madison FC for its inaugural home opener.
The entire 2019 League One regular-season schedule will be released next week. The 2019 campaign will conclude the weekend of Oct. 4-6, and the playoffs will consist of four teams, with the final match of the postseason set to take place from Oct. 17-21.
HOME OPENERS (Kickoff times subject to change; all times local)
South Georgia Tormenta FC vs. Greenville Triumph SC, March 29 – 7 p.m.
North Texas SC vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, March 30 – 7 p.m.
Orlando City B vs. FC Tucson, March 30 – 7:30 p.m.
Richmond Kickers vs. Lansing Ignite, March 30 – 5 p.m.
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC vs. Forward Madison FC, April 6 – 7 p.m.
Greenville Triumph SC vs. Lansing Ignite FC, April 6 – 7 p.m.
FC Tucson vs. Toronto FC II, April 13 – 7:30 p.m.
Lansing Ignite FC vs. Richmond Kickers, April 13 – 7 p.m.
Forward Madison FC vs. Greenville Triumph SC, April 27 – 7 p.m.
Toronto FC II vs. FC Tucson, May 24 – 4 p.m.
About USL League One
USL League One is shaping the future of the game in the United States, uniting passionate fans in new markets with the thrill of a proven professional soccer experience. League One submitted its sanctioning application to the U.S. Soccer Federation on Aug. 14. South Georgia Tormenta FC, FC Tucson, Greenville Triumph SC, Forward Madison FC, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, Toronto FC II, Orlando City B, Lansing Ignite FC, North Texas SC and the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season.