With the MLS season now in the rear-view mirror after New York City FC beat the Portland Timbers on penalty kicks for the championship, it’s time to look ahead to the 2022 season.
The league unveiled its regular-season schedules Wednesday, with each club set to play 34 matches. The Sounders’ 2022 campaign kicks off Feb. 27 at Lumen Field against Nashville.
The Sounders will have 13 nationally televised games that will air on ESPN and FOX’s networks. Regional broadcast information will be announced before the season.
The Sounders’ four Cascadia matchups against Portland and Vancouver highlight the schedule, with the two rivalry matchups against the Timbers — July 9 and Aug. 26 — set to be broadcast nationally. Seattle also starts the season with six of its first 11 games at Lumen Field.
Seattle will open the calendar year with a CONCACAF Champions League match against Honduras side F.C. Motagua in the Round of 16 in February. This is the Sounders’ seventh appearance in the 16-team regional tournament. The teams will compete in a knockout style consisting of two-leg aggregate series. The championship is set for May.
The Rave Green’s first leg against Motagua will be in Tegucigalpa between February 15-17. The decisive second will be at Lumen Field between February 22-24. CONCACAF will announce specifics later.
Here’s a complete look at Seattle’s 2022 MLS slate: