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Toronto FC II Release Schedule for Inaugural Season

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Toronto FC II is now a lot closer to existence as the schedule for their inaugural season was released yesterday.

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In poetic fashion, Toronto FC II are set to be the second ever team to play at the renovated BMO Field, in what could be the stadium's second ever game. USL Pro announced its schedule today, which included the game dates for the inaugural season for Toronto FC's league affiliate. This release included the aforementioned fact that the club will play its first ever home game on May 23, the same day when Toronto FC will be playing their second home game of the MLS season against the Portland Timbers.

While the big story when the Major League Soccer club's schedule was released revolved around their massive roadtrip to start the season, for Toronto FC II it is the ridiculous homestand. From June 27 to September 5, Toronto FC II play 13 home games separated only by one road game against Montreal on August 12. That right there might be the home stand to end all home stands.

The club does still have a massive roadtrip to start the season, however, playing their first 9 games as a franchise on the road. Their first ever game will take place on the road against the Charleston Battery on March 23.

The team's "true" home opener comes on July 4 when they will host FC Montreal, the Montreal Impact's affiliate, at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughn. This is where the team will play its home matches for the foreseeable future, a venue far more sensible for its current requirements. They will play a total of 12 games this year at the venue.

Season seats will also be on sale, for $96, which single game tickets will be $8. To some degree it is disappointing that they are trying to make money off a developmental team who truly can use all the support it can get. However, the prices are not all that ridiculous, and Toronto FC II promises to have a fairly entertaining squad for the 2015 season.

Below is a look at the full season schedule for Toronto FC II, times have yet to be released by the league:

Date Home Away Venue
March 21 Charleston Battery Toronto FC II Charleston
March 28 FC Montreal Toronto FC II Montreal
April 4 New York Red Bulls Toronto FC II New York
April 11 Charlotte Independence Toronto FC II Charlotte
April 19 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Toronto FC II Vancouver
April 25 Pittsburgh Riverhounds Toronto FC II Pittsburgh
May 9 Rochester Rhinos Toronto FC II Rochester
May 14 Saint Louis FC Toronto FC II Saint Louis
May 16 Louisville City FC Toronto FC II Louisville
May 23 Toronto FC II Rochester Rhinos BMO Field
June 6 Harrisburg City Islanders Toronto FC II Harrisburg
June 27 Toronto FC II Wilmington Hammerheads BMO Field
July 4 Toronto FC II FC Montreal OSC
July 8 Toronto FC II Pittsburgh Riverhounds OSC
July 11 Toronto FC II Rochester Rhinos OSC
July 18 Toronto FC II Saint Louis FC OSC
July 24 Toronto FC II Charleston Battery OSC
August 1 Toronto FC II Louisville City FC OSC
August 8 Toronto FC II Pittsburgh Riverhounds OSC
August 12 FC Montreal Toronto FC II Montreal
August 15 Toronto FC II Richmond Kickers OSC
August 19 Toronto FC II Harrisburg City Islanders OSC
August 22 Toronto FC II New York Red Bulls OSC
August 29 Toronto FC II Charlotte Independence OSC
September 5 Toronto FC II FC Montreal OSC
September 12 Rochester Rhinos Toronto FC II Rochester
September 16 Richmond Kickers Toronto FC II Richmond
September 19 Wilmington Hammerheads Toronto FC II Wilmington