CF Montreal will kick off the next Major League Soccer (MLS) season by visiting Inter Miami CF on February 25 and end it at the Columbus Crew, the new team of former head coach Wilfried Nancy, on October 21.
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The Garber circuit unveiled the outline of its 2023 schedule on Tuesday, which provides for 34 games for each formation. Thus, the CF will play its first three meetings away, rubbing shoulders with Austin FC and Nashville SC on March 4 and 11 respectively. Their first home game is on March 18 at Olympic Stadium against the Philadelphia Union, who lost in the last MLS Cup. Moreover, the Montreal club will return to Stade Saputo on April 15 for the match against DC United.
As for Nancy, fans here will have to wait until September 2 before seeing him back in town, when the Crew come to Montreal. As for Toronto FC, it will arrive in the Quebec metropolis on May 13, while the CF will show up at BMO Field on August 20. Montreal will play 28 times against its Eastern Conference rivals.
Finally, all local CF matches will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Elsewhere in the league
Reigning champions Los Angeles FC begin their crown defense against the Los Angeles Galaxy on February 25. Meanwhile, St. Louis CITY SC will make their debut the same day visiting Austin FC. On March 4, they will host Charlotte FC in their inaugural home match.
A reunion between the Union and the LAFC is also scheduled for September 23 in Pennsylvania.
The All-Star Classic will take place at Audi Field in Washington, home of DC United, on July 19. Finally, the MLS calendar will be on hiatus for about a month (from July 15 to August 20), the time to play the League Cup. This competition will bring together all the teams of the circuit and of the Liga MX of Mexico.