LA Galaxy II announced today their complete 2020 USL Championship schedule. LA Galaxy II will host their home opener for the 2020 USL Championship season against Austin Bold FC on Friday, March 13 at Dignity Health Sports Park. The 2020 season will mark the seventh year in LA Galaxy II history.
To kick off the season, LA Galaxy II will travel to face Rio Grande Valley FC on the road on Sunday, March 8.
The complete schedule for the 10th anniversary season of the USL Championship was announced by the United Soccer League today with 35 teams set to play 595 regular season contests over 33 weeks ahead of the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs that begin in October.
The opening weekend begins a 34-game regular season for every club in the league that will see each team in both the Eastern and Western Conferences play home-and-home contests against every opponent in their respective division. In the 17-team Eastern Conference, the remaining two games of the schedule will be completed with contests against regional rivals.
The regular season will conclude on Saturday, October 17 with 17 contests that will see the final playoff places and seeding decided ahead of the postseason. Overall, 385 games in the 2020 USL Championship regular season will be played on Saturdays, with a total of 509 games – 85 percent of the league’s schedule – being held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Following the conclusion of the regular season, the top 10 teams from both the Eastern and Western Conferences will qualify for the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, which will open with the Eastern and Western Conference Wild Card Round on Wednesday, October 21. The Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals will then be held between October 24-25, the Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals between October 30-November 1 and the Eastern and Western Conference Finals between November 6-8.
The 2020 USL Championship Final to conclude the league’s 10th anniversary season will be held between November 12-16 and aired on an ESPN broadcast network.
LA Galaxy II will compete in the USL Championship Western Conference for the 2020 campaign. In the six years of USL Championship competition, Los Dos have qualified for playoffs four times, in addition to a USL Western Conference Championship in 2015.
2020 USL Championship Key Dates
- March 6 – Regular Season Begins
- Oct. 17 – Regular Season Concludes
- Oct. 21 – Eastern and Western Conference Wild Card Round
- Oct. 24-25 – Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals
- Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals
- Nov. 6-8 – Eastern and Western Conference Finals
- Nov. 12-16 – 2020 USL Championship Final