In year two of the Seattle Sounders USL team a greater effort was made to align matches with the first team schedule. This should enable fringe MLS talent to get a bit more time with S2 and further their development. That and the new Western Conference with Rio Grande Valley FC, Swope Park Rangers and San Antonio (unnamed yet) lead to an interesting schedule.
"We're excited to begin S2's second campaign in the USL," said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey via press release. "One of the things we tried to do for 2016 was to schedule more S2 home matches following First Team contests, which gives our younger players at the MLS level better opportunities across both teams. Aligning the schedules further implements our vertical integration approach, which we believe is critical to our player development process."
S2 opens with five straight matches at home. First up is Sacramento Republic on Friday March 25th at 7:30 PM. Two of the next four home games are midweek.
As seems to be common these days Portland and Vancouver are faced more than twice, with a double-home-and-away format.
The season ends with four straight road games. The final is at the Swope Park Rangers (Sporting KC). That caps a stretch with seven of nine road games.
Overall there are three Monday games, three Tuesday games, two Wednesday games, three Thursday games, three Friday games, nine Saturday games and nine Sunday games for 32 total played. Five of the home games are Monday-Thursday. Season tickets range from 135-165 dollars. There is also an 8-game flex pack for $100.
2016 SOUNDERS FC 2 USL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
|Friday||March 25||Sacramento Republic FC||7:30 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Wednesday||March 30||Arizona United||7:30 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Sunday||April 3||San Antonio||5:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Tuesday||April 12||Rio Grande Valley FC||7:30 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Sunday||April 17||Colorado Springs||7:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Tuesday||April 26||Real Monarchs||6:00 p.m.||Rio Tinto Stadium|
|Sunday||May 1||Oklahoma City Energy FC||7:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Sunday||May 8||Tulsa Roughnecks FC||7:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Saturday||May 14||Sacramento Republic FC||7:30 p.m.||Bonney Field|
|Sunday||May 22||LA Galaxy II||5:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Thursday||May 26||Portland Timbers 2||7:00 p.m.||Providence Park|
|Saturday||June 4||Orange County Blues FC||7:00 p.m.||Anteater Stadium|
|Thursday||June 9||Whitecaps FC 2||7:30 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Tuesday||June 14||Portland Timbers 2||7:00 p.m.||Merlo Field|
|Sunday||June 26||Swope Park Rangers FC||5:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Saturday||July 2||Sacramento Republic FC||8:00 p.m.||Bonney Field|
|Wednesday||July 6||St. Louis FC||5:00 p.m.||World Wide Technology Soccer Park|
|Sunday||July 10||Colorado Springs||5:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Saturday||July 16||Arizona United||7:30 p.m.||Peoria Sports Complex|
|Sunday||July 24||Portland Timbers 2||5:00 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Monday||August 1||Real Monarchs||7:30 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Saturday||August 6||Whitecaps FC 2||3:00 p.m.||Thunderbird Stadium|
|Saturday||August 13||Rio Grande Valley FC||5:30 p.m.||RGVFC Stadium|
|Saturday||August 20||San Antonio||5:30 p.m.||Toyota Field|
|Monday||August 29||Portland Timbers 2||7:30 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Friday||September 2||Whitecaps FC 2||7:30 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Monday||September 5||Whitecaps FC 2||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday||September 11||Oklahoma City Energy FC||4:00 p.m.||Taft Stadium|
|Saturday||September 17||Colorado Springs||6:00 p.m.||Switchbacks Stadium|
|Saturday||September 24||Swope Park Rangers FC||5:00 p.m.||Children's Mercy Victory Field