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:
|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|