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Louisville City FC to Face Hartford Athletic in 2019 USL Home Opener on Saturday, March 23

December 14, 2018 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Louisville City FC News Release

TAMPA, Fla. - The 2019 USL Championship season will open with a landmark opening day on Saturday, March 9 thanks to a 17-game slate of action - the most on a single day in the league's history - that kicks off the regular season.

The Championship's home openers were revealed in full on Friday as fans of the league's 36 clubs got their first glimpse of the 2019 campaign, with an opening day of games that includes inaugural home matches for four expansion franchises across the country.

Other notable games on the opening day of the season include high-profile games in each conference with two-time defending USL Cup champion Louisville City FC opening its season on the road against North Carolina FC and a rematch of the 2016 USL Cup as the New York Red Bulls II play host to the Swope Park Rangers highlighting the slate in the Eastern Conference.

Los Morados will open their 2019 home slate against Hartford Athletic on Saturday, March 23 with a start time still to be determined.

See below for the full list of 2019 USL Championship Home Openers.

2019 USL Championship Home Openers

Home Teams Listed First

Saturday, March 9

ATL UTD 2 vs. Hartford Athletic

Birmingham Legion FC vs. Bethlehem Steel FC

Charleston Battery vs. Ottawa Fury FC

El Paso Locomotive FC vs. OKC Energy FC

LA Galaxy II vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

Las Vegas Lights FC vs. Austin Bold FC

Memphis 901 FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

Nashville SC vs. Loudoun United FC

New Mexico United vs. Fresno FC

New York Red Bulls II vs. Swope Park Rangers

North Carolina FC vs. Louisville City FC

Reno 1868 FC vs. Orange County SC

Sacramento Republic FC vs. Real Monarchs SLC

Saint Louis FC vs. Indy Eleven

San Antonio FC vs. Phoenix Rising FC

Seattle Sounders FC 2 vs. Rio Grande Valley FC

Tulsa Roughnecks FC vs. Portland Timbers 2

Friday, March 15

Charlotte Independence vs. Indy Eleven

Saturday, March 16

Bethlehem Steel FC vs. North Carolina FC

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. Sacramento Republic FC

OKC Energy FC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC

Orange County SC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC

Phoenix Rising FC vs. New Mexico United

Real Monarchs SLC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC

Rio Grande Valley FC vs. Fresno FC

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

Saturday, March 23

Fresno FC vs. Reno 1868 FC

Louisville City FC vs. Hartford Athletic

Portland Timbers 2 vs. Las Vegas Lights FC

Swope Park Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

Saturday, March 30

Austin Bold FC vs. San Antonio FC

Indy Eleven vs. Hartford Athletic

Saturday, April 6

Ottawa Fury FC vs. Nashville SC

Saturday, April 13

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. Hartford Athletic

Friday, May 3

Loudoun United FC vs. Bethlehem Steel FC

Saturday, May 4

Hartford Athletic vs. Charlotte Independence

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