SEATTLE, WA— (S2 release) The United Soccer League today unveiled 2017 season-opening contests for all of its 30 clubs, with Sounders FC 2 hosting Sacramento Republic FC at Starfire Stadium on March 26 to being the new campaign. The matchup marks the third-consecutive season that S2 opens the season against Sacramento, with the fixture featuring a top independent USL club and the affiliate of the 2016 MLS Cup champion. S2 won its inaugural match against Sacramento in 2015, but Republic FC came away with three points last season in the season-opener.
“We’re very excited to open the 2017 season against a familiar foe in Sacramento,” S2 Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson said. “Sacramento is a very good opponent to test our team early. We will be prepared and we look forward to the challenge in front of our fans at Starfire Stadium.”
The complete 2017 USL schedule is set to be released at a later date. The slate features 32 matches – 16 home and 16 away – for each of the league’s 30 clubs. In 2017, the Western Conference adds Reno 1868 FC, which is an affiliate of the San Jose Earthquakes.
2017 S2 season ticket packages, starting at just $95 for the full season, are currently available at SoundersFC.com/S2/Tickets. S2 flex plans, single match tickets and group tickets are set to be made available in the coming weeks. For more information on S2 ticket options, call 877-MLS-GOAL or email Sales@SoundersFC.com.
ABOUT SOUNDERS FC 2
Announced on October 14, 2014, Sounders FC 2 is the USL affiliate of Seattle Sounders FC. S2 represents a link between the Sounders FC Academy and Sounders FC First Team. Playing its home matches at Starfire Stadium, S2 emphasizes development and community involvement, and provides a consistent and competitive professional environment for promising Academy players and select First Team players to progress. The team operates under the management of Sounders FC and the Sounders Community Trust, an unprecedented, fan-governed non-profit organization that holds a 20-percent interest in the team.