March 14, 2023 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro) – Orlando City B News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. – Entering the second year of MLS NEXT Pro, Orlando City B has revealed its 2023 schedule, presented by Orlando Health. The slate now includes 28 matches, up from 24 in the league’s inaugural season, with the Lions set to feature 14 times at home and 14 on the road.
Osceola County Stadium, located at the Orlando Health Training Ground at Osceola Heritage Park, will serve as the home field for OCB for the second-straight year. Ticketing information will be available at a later date.
The Lions are set to begin their 2023 MLS NEXT Pro campaign on Sunday, March 26, traveling to face Philadelphia Union II before returning to Kissimmee for their home opener, set for Friday, March 31 against expansion club Huntsville City FC in a 7 p.m. ET kickoff at Osceola County Stadium.
Following their home opener, the Lions will play host to their neighbors to the south for the first of three meetings in 2023, as Inter Miami CF II visits Kissimmee on Sunday, April 9. The two sides will then square off twice at DRV PNK Stadium, first on Thursday, May 25 then once again on Aug. 5.
The full 2023 Orlando City B schedule can be found below.
New Opponents, New Divisions:
This season will see seven clubs joining MLS NEXT Pro in Atlanta United 2, Austin FC II, Crown Legacy, LA Galaxy II, Huntsville City FC, Los Angeles Football Club 2 and New York Red Bulls II. The Lions’ 2023 slate sees them take on four of those sides, with fixtures against Atlanta, Crown Legacy and Red Bulls II to add to their home opener against Huntsville.
Remaining in the Central Division alongside Orlando City B are Chicago Fire FC II, Columbus Crew 2, FC Cincinnati 2, Inter Miami II, with expansion clubs Atlanta United 2 and Huntsville City FC joining for the 2023 campaign.
The complete 2023 schedule is available on mlsnextpro.com and consists of 378 regular season matches. Each club will play 28 matches over 27 weeks – an increase from 24 matches per club in 2022 – including 14 matches at home and 14 on the road.
The majority of regular season matches, plus all Decision Day matches, playoff matches and MLS NEXT Pro Cup, will be available to watch live and on-demand on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. The remainder of regular season matches will stream live on mlsnextpro.com. MLS Season Pass is the subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer that is home to all MLS and Leagues Cup…
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