Coming off the best season in club history and their first Supporters’ Shield trophy, the Philadelphia Union, in conjunction with Major League Soccer, today announced the Philadelphia Union 2021 regular-season schedule. The Union will begin the 2021 MLS season by traveling to the reigning MLS Cup Champions, Columbus Crew SC, on Sunday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET. The season will culminate in a Decision Day match-up against NYCFC on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Returning as the Union’s flagship home for 2021. PHL17 is set to broadcast 25 of the Union’s 34 regular season matches. At least one game is scheduled to be televised on 6abc. They return as a broadcast partner, and seven games are set to be broadcast nationally. Fans within the Delaware Valley will be able to stream locally-broadcast games on PhiladelphiaUnion.com at no cost.
Kicking off the season in the broadcast booth will be play-by-play legend JP Dellacamera and new color analyst Danny Higginbotham. He brings international broadcasting experience, including Premier League Mornings, and an extensive playing career to Union game broadcasts. Dave Leno, Marisa Pilla, and Sébastien Le Toux will all return as commentators throughout the season on various pre, halftime, and post-game shows.
Prior to the start of the Major League Soccer season, the Union will compete in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. This will be a round of 16’s first leg against Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica at 6:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 7, and in Subaru Park at 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 14.
The Philadelphia Union plans to host fans in compliance with Pennsylvania state guidelines heading into their 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League game on April 14. The Union will continue to have a strict set of safety protocols implemented for each game. They were created in consultation with local health officials, Major League Soccer, and the league’s health and safety experts. How do you feel Philadelphia Union 2021 schedule?