As 2019 winds down, it’s time to ramp up for the 2020 Major League Soccer season. Real Salt Lake have released their 2020 season schedule this morning and there’s a lot to be excited about.
Games of interest
The first thing that jumps out is the season opener. Orlando in February sounds like a pretty nice trip, and it’s a chance for RSL to get three points from day one.
The second game is their home opener. With Mike Petke gone, the NYRB spark goes out of this match, but the Red Bulls have been a good side and we don’t get to watch them here enough.
The next point of interest is hosting Inter Miami CF on April 29th. This team has been in the works for years and years and we’ll get a firsthand look at David Beckham’s MLS team.
RSL actually play a game at home on decision day, hosting Los Angeles Football Club. LAFC is always a difficult team to play, with RSL having only beaten them once. Regardless of the difficulty of the game, playing at home on the final day of the season is a good way to end the season.
Our top five away games
Orlando City SC - Feb 29th
The season opener is always fun, especially after months of no RSL. Florida in the midst of the Utah winter doesn’t sound too bad.
LAFC - April 18th
Banc of California Stadium is one of the nicest in the league. Their supporters always bring energy to the game, and LA is a town worth visiting.
Atlanta United - May 3rd
Atlanta have been an incredible team, they play in a fun city with a surprisingly fantastic soccer supporter culture. Their stadium is the best shared stadium in the league.
Nashville SC - July 18th
Nashville is the greatest city in the south (while I was born there, I promise that in no way affects my opinion) and a first look at an expansion team will always be interesting.
Colorado Rapids - August 22nd
It’s a rivalry, it’s close, and should be an easy three points.