Orlando City SC Announces 2020 Preseason Schedule

Orlando City SC Announces 2020 Preseason Schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2020) - Orlando City SC has announced its preseason schedule ahead of the 2020 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. Led by Head Coach Oscar Pareja, the Lions will begin preseason training on Monday, January 20 at the Orlando City SC Training Ground in Kissimmee. Preseason will also feature a nine-day trip to Cancun, Mexico, for training and scrimmages, as well as two open-door preseason games that fans can attend. 

As part of their annual benefits, Season Ticket Members can receive up to four (4) complimentary tickets to Orlando City’s two open preseason matches at Exploria Stadium at the link here, while the general public can purchase tickets for just $10. Tickets for both matches are now on sale (links below). 

The Lions will face off against a variety of different opponents throughout the preseason, set to open in a scrimmage against Stetson University on Saturday, January 25. The team will then travel to Cancun, Mexico for just over a week to train before returning to the Orlando City SC Training Ground for the remainder of the preseason. While in Mexico, City will square off against the Columbus Crew on February 1, followed by a scrimmage with Liga Premier side Inter Playa on February 4. 

Upon their return, fans will have the opportunity to get an early look at the Lions with an open-door match on Saturday, February 8 when Orlando hosts the Montreal Impact at Exploria Stadium. 

Following that match, City will face off in a closed-door scrimmage against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Wednesday, February 12 before traveling to the University of South Florida to take on D.C. United three days later. 

City will close out its 2020 preseason with an additional two scrimmages at Exploria Stadium, the first coming on Tuesday, February 18 against current Icelandic champion and 27 times Icelandic Champion KR Reykjavík of Iceland’s top-flight, in a match open to the public.

To conclude their slate of scrimmages in preparation for the coming MLS season, the Lions will take on San Antonio FC in a closed-door contest on Friday, February 21. 

Orlando City will begin its sixth MLS campaign on Saturday, February 29 at 6 p.m. ET when it hosts Real Salt Lake at Exploria Stadium.

The full preseason schedule can be found below. 


Date and Event

Mon., Jan. 20
First Training of 2020
Orlando City SC Training Ground  |  9 a.m. ET

Sat., Jan. 25
Stetson University
Orlando City SC Training Ground  |  Closed-Door

Mon., Jan. 27
Depart for Mexico

Sat., Feb. 1
Columbus Crew
Pure Mareazul Riviera Maya  |  11 a.m. ET

Tues., Feb. 4
Inter Playa 
Pure Mareazul Riviera Maya  |  9 a.m. ET

Tues., Feb. 4
Return from Mexico

Sat., Feb. 8
Montreal Impact 
Exploria Stadium  | 6 p.m. 
STM Tickets  |  General Public Tickets

Wed., Feb. 12
Tampa Bay Rowdies 
Exploria Stadium  |  Closed-Door

Sat., Feb. 15
D.C. United 
University of South Florida 

Tues., Feb. 18
KR Reykjavík 
Exploria Stadium  |  6 p.m.
STM Tickets  |  General Public Tickets

Fri., Feb. 21
San Antonio FC
Exploria Stadium | Closed-Door

Sat., Feb. 29
Home Opener vs. Real Salt Lake
Exploria Stadium  |  6 p.m. ET

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UPDATE: April 17, 2020 - Based on the most recent government guidance, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches until at least June 8. Major League Soccer remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season, and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December or later. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.