SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC is set to open the 2022 MLS regular season at home on Sunday, February 27 against Nashville SC (time TBD), followed by a road matchup against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 5 (3:00 p.m. PT). It marks the Rave Green’s first-ever matchup with 2020 expansion side Nashville, who moves to the Western Conference in 2022. Seattle’s second match next season features a postseason rematch, with Sounders FC set to face RSL in Round One of the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs tomorrow evening at Lumen Field (7:30 p.m. PT / FS1, FOX Deportes, 1090 KJR AM, Sirius XM FC, El Rey 1360 AM). The two fixtures were unveiled today as part of Major League Soccer’s announcement of each club’s 2022 home opener. The full 2022 MLS schedule, including broadcast details, will be announced by the end of the year
The Rave Green are 8-5-0 all-time in MLS regular-season openers, including a 4-0 home win over Minnesota in 2021. This also marks the 13th time in 14 seasons that Seattle has hosted its season opener.
To best align with the 2022 international calendar, the MLS regular season runs through Decision Day, the regular season finale, on Sunday, October 9. Following three consecutive weeks of Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs action, MLS Cup will be played on Saturday, November 5, more than two weeks prior to the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on November 21 and more than a week prior to the player release date on November 14.
After earning the second seed in the Western Conference, Sounders FC embarks on its 13th consecutive postseason campaign with a Round One matchup with seventh-seeded Real Salt Lake tomorrow evening at Lumen Field (7:30 p.m. PT / FS1, FOX Deportes, 1090 KJR AM, Sirius XM FC, El Rey 1360 AM).