MLS teases release of its 2023 schedule with sneaky social media graphic
MLS teases the release of its 2023 schedule with sneaky social media graphics … as eagle-eyed fans see Tuesday as the big day — and St. Louis City prepares to become the 29th expansion team added to the league
- MLS will announce the schedule for the 2023 season on Tuesday, December 20
- Fans will be waiting to see where key games lie as LAFC look to defend their title
- St. Louis City SC will be hoping to hit the ground running as the league’s new team
- Action will kick off on February 25 as the league begins its 28th season
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MLS revealed that the 2023 schedule will be released on Tuesday in a clever post on the league’s official Twitter account.
In a mock-up of an online calendar, items such as ‘Look Elf!’ and ‘Meetings’ were blocked on the graphics for hours, while a more important note was practically hidden.
Towards the top of the image can be seen a small box titled ‘2023 MLS Schedule Release’ scheduled for December 20 as the league prepares to kick off its 28th season.
The MLS SuperDraft is also scheduled for the next day, although it was previously announced.
Incidentally, the MLS revealed that they will release the 2023 schedule on December 20th
While fans will wait for the release of the schedule to see where the most important games lie, there are certain certainties they can count on before then.
The season will kick off on Saturday 25 February and each team will play 34 games.
However, there will be one more team this year with the expansion club St. Louis City SC bringing the total to 29.
The 2023 season looks set to be another entertaining one as Los Angeles FC will look to defend their MLS Cup victory.
Gareth Bale celebrates a goal in last season’s MLS Cup final, which LAFC won
However, clubs like New York City FC and the Philadelphia Union will have something to say about that, while recent expansion outfits Cincinnati FC and Austin FC both had their best seasons to date last year.
The Golden Boot race will also be one to watch.
Cincinnati teammates Brenner and Brandon Vazquez could be in contention as they look to build off of respective 18-goal seasons, while 2022 winner Hany Mukhtar will look to continue leading the way for Nashville.
Last MLS season ended with LAFC beating the Union in a thrilling MLS Cup final, with the hosts winning on penalties after a 3-3 extra-time draw.