MNUFC2 and MLS NEXT Pro announced today the full schedule for the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season. Highlighting the 24-game season are five games at Allianz Field and seven at the National Sports Center. All games will be streamed live on www.mlsnextpro.com. In addition, adidas, a founding partner of MLS NEXT Pro, will provide the Official Match Ball for all MLS NEXT Pro games.

MNUFC2 will kick off its inaugural season against North Texas SC at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, March 26 and will play its first home game at Allianz Field the following week on Sunday, April 3 against Kansas City. The season concludes at home at the National Sports Center against San Jose on Sunday, September 18, MLS NEXT Pro Decision Day.  

The MLS Next Pro preseason for MNUFC2 began on February 22. Throughout preseason, the team will participate in four preseason friendlies prior to the start of the season, including one against USL League One side and former MNUFC-affiliate, Forward Madison on Friday, March 11. Other preseason matchups include University of St. Thomas and St. Cloud State University on March 4 and Creighton University on March 20. 

MNUFC2 games will be available to the public. Tickets go on sale March 23 for the first three games at Allianz Field and start at $15, with special discounted pricing for Minnesota United Season Ticket Members. Information for tickets for the rest of the MLS NEXT Pro season will be announced at a later date.

2022 MNUFC2 MLS Next Pro Schedule
Date
Opponent
Time (CT)
Venue
Sat. 3/26
@ North Texas SC
8:00 p.m.
Choctaw Stadium
Sun. 4/3
Sporting Kansas City II
1:00 p.m.
Allianz Field
Fri. 4/8
@ Real Monarchs
6:00 p.m.
Zions Bank
Sun. 4/17
Rapids 2
1:00 p.m.
Allianz Field
Sun. 4/24
@ STL CITY 2
7:00 p.m.
SLU Herman Stadium
Sun. 5/8
@ Chicago Fire FC II
4:00 p.m.
SeatGeek Stadium
Sat. 5/14
Dynamo 2
5:00 p.m.
Allianz Field
Sat. 5/21
@ Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
5:00 p.m.
Swanguard Stadium
Sun. 5/29
Rapids 2
1:00 p.m.
National Sports Center
Sat. 6/4
@ Sporting Kansas City II
7:00 p.m.
Rock Chalk Park
Wed. 6/8
@ Earthquakes II
6:00 p.m.
PayPal Park
Sun. 6/26
@ North Texas SC
7:30 p.m.
Choctaw Stadium
Sun. 7/3
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
7:00 p.m.
National Sports Center
Sun. 7/10
STL CITY 2
8:00 p.m.
National Sports Center
Sun. 7/17
@ Tacoma Defiance
9:00 p.m.
Starfire Sports
Sun. 7/24
@ Dynamo 2
7:00 p.m.
Aveva Houston
Sun. 7/31
Portland Timbers II
5:00 p.m.
National Sports Center
Sat. 8/6
@ Rapids 2
11:00 a.m.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Mon. 8/15
Tacoma Defiance
7:00 p.m.
National Sports Center
Sun. 8/21
Real Monarchs
8:00 p.m.
National Sports Center
Sat. 8/27
Dynamo 2
6:00 p.m.
Allianz Field
Sat. 9/3
North Texas SC
6:00 p.m.
Allianz Field
Sun. 9/11
@ Portland Timbers II
4:00 p.m.
Hillsboro Stadium
Sun. 9/18
Earthquakes II
6:00 p.m.
National Sports Center

Schedule Subject to Change

All Times Central

Each MLS NEXT Pro team will compete in 24 regular season games, 12 home and 12 away, across 26-weeks, culminating on September 18 with MLS NEXT Pro Decision Day.

Prioritizing regional play, teams have been divided into two conferences, an Eastern and Western Conference, comprised of two Divisions in each.

Each team will play divisional opponents two to three times, as well as the other teams in their conference at least twice. A total of four non-conference matchups will take place during the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season.

A total of eight teams, four from each conference, will qualify for the MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs. This includes the top team from each division, and the two teams with the next most points in each conference.

Streaming Information and Games of the Week

Fans will be able to watch every game of the MLS NEXT Pro inaugural season via live stream on mlsnextpro.com. In addition, more than 30 games will be billed as “Games of the Week”, featuring enhanced productions. Each MLS NEXT Pro club will have at least one home game featured, and all playoff games will be enhanced productions.

Conference and Divisional Alignment

For 2022, the league will be separated into two conferences – Western and Eastern – with each conference comprised of two divisions. Below is the divisional breakout of the MLS NEXT Pro teams:

Western Conference

Frontier Division

  • Colorado Rapids 2
  • North Texas SC
  • Houston Dynamo 2
  • Sporting Kansas City 2
  • MNUFC2
  • STL CITY 2

Pacific Division

  • Real Monarchs
  • Earthquakes II
  • Tacoma Defiance
  • Timbers 2
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Eastern Conference

Northeast Division

  • New England Revolution II
  • NYCFC II
  • Philadelphia Union II
  • Rochester NY FC
  • TFC II

Central Division

  • Chicago Fire FC II
  • FC Cincinnati 2
  • Columbus Crew 2
  • Inter Miami II
  • Orlando City B

For the full 2022 MLS NEXT Pro Schedule, please visit www.mlsnextpro.com.

About MLS NEXT Pro:

MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada debuting with 21 clubs for its inaugural season in 2022. MLS NEXT Pro grows the game through innovation and diversity by bringing professional soccer to new markets, creating career opportunities for professionals on and off the field, and providing communities with a strong sense of pride. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit www.mlsnextpro.com.

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