HARRISON, N.J. (December 15, 2021) – The New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer announced today the club’s 2022 regular season schedule. The 2022 MLS season will feature a full 34-match schedule leading up to Decision Day on Sunday, October 9.
New York will be featured on MSG Networks for 30 of the 34 regular seasons games. The Red Bulls four national tv broadcasts will be split between ESPN and ABC. Full details of New York’s local telecast on MSG will be announced after the New Year.
New York will begin the season on the road for the first two matches, opening with San Jose on Saturday, February 26, 2022 then traveling to Toronto FC the following Saturday, March 5. It will be the fifth time in franchise history that New York begin the season on the road for two games or more. The Red Bulls previously opened their regular-season slate against San Jose on March 22, 1997.
Of the remainder 32 matches, New York will have four back-to-back home matches and four back-to-back road matches as they will not be at home or on the road more than two consecutive games. The Red Bulls first meeting with expansion-side Charlotte on Saturday, June 11 will be nationally televised on ABC at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. New York will also face Austin FC for the first time on Sunday, July 24 at Q2 Stadium.
New York will have just four mid-week matches, two at home and two on the road. The remaining schedule will see 21 Saturday matches and nine Sunday games. The Red Bulls will play a home-and-home series with all 13 Eastern Conference opponents with the remaining eight games against Western Conference teams evenly split, four on the road and four at home.
The Red Bulls will play cross-town rivals NYCFC twice, once at Red Bull Arena and once at Yankee Stadium. The rivalry renews on Sunday, July 17 at Red Bull Arena in a nationally-televised match on ESPN as part of Heineken Rivalry Week. The season series concludes on Saturday, October 1 at Yankee Stadium on MSG Networks.
New York will host Decision Day on Sunday, October 9 against expansion-side Charlotte FC.