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Orlando City Releases 2018 Preseason Schedule: All Five Matches are Closed to Public

You’ll have to wait until March 3 to cheer on the Lions.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando City has released its preseason schedule ahead of the club’s fourth MLS season, which starts March 3 vs. D.C. United at Orlando City Stadium. The Lions will report to camp on Monday, Jan. 22 for their first training session.

The team will hold three training sessions in Orlando before heading north to Jacksonville again this year for team bonding and training sessions at David Park. The Lions will play five closed-door preseason matches starting with the first on Saturday, Feb. 3 against Jacksonville University. Orlando City will then take on four MLS sides: Minnesota United, Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake, and Chicago Fire. The first three of those will take place at the club’s training facility at Sylvan Lake Park, with the final preseason test held at Orlando City Stadium on Feb. 24.

The club will also hold its annual Media Day on a to-be-determined date.

Here’s the complete rundown of key dates:

2018 Orlando City Preseason Schedule

Date Event
Date Event
Sunday, Jan. 21 Medicals at Orlando Health
Sunday, Jan. 22 First Day of Preseason
Wednesday, Jan. 24 Travel to Jacksonville
Saturday, Feb. 3 vs. Jacksonville University at Southern Oak Stadium, 12 p.m.; (Return to Orlando)
Saturday, Feb. 10 vs. Minnesota United at Sylvan Lake Park, TBD
Wednesday, Feb. 14 vs. Philadelphia Union at Sylvan Lake Park, TBD
Saturday, Feb. 17 vs. Real Salt Lake at Sylvan Lake Park, TBD
Saturday, Feb. 24 vs. Chicago Fire at Orlando City Stadium, 11:30 a.m.