Phoenix Rising FC reveals full 2022 USL Championship schedule

Jan 13, 2022, 9:22 PM | Updated: 9:26 pm

After teasing with home openers last week, USL Championship released the full 2022 schedule on Wednesday.

As the age of social media continues, teams have started to have more fun with their schedule reveals than they used to.

Phoenix Rising FC used a middle-of-the-night infomercial as a template for the club’s 2022 USLC docket:

This year’s campaign will commence with the home-opener on March 12 against newcomer Monterey Bay FC in its first-ever USL match.

The final game of the 34-match season will be on Oct. 15, as PRFC hosts Eastern Conference side Atlanta United 2.

With only 27 clubs competing for the USL Championship Final — which will be played between Nov. 10-14 — the league’s structure is split into two, with the Western Conference having only 13 teams.

Therefore, Phoenix will play every West opponent twice home and away in addition to nine inter-conference matchups, which PRFC only has to travel out to four times while hosting five.

However, the extra away game will be filled by a second road trip to Las Vegas, as Rising will play Lights FC three times this season.

The four East Coast road trips are Hartford Athletic (May 28), Loudoun United FC (June 18), Memphis 901 FC (July 9) and Louisville City FC (July 20), while PRFC gets to host Eastern Conference sides Miami FC (April 23), Tampa Bay Rowdies (May 15), Birmingham Legion FC (June 4), New York Red Bulls II (Oct. 1) and Atlanta United 2 (Oct. 15).

This year’s slate also features two Sunday matches (one home to Tampa Bay), five Wednesday midweek clashes (one home to RGV FC Toros on Aug. 31) and two Friday night matchups.

Phoenix Rising’s full 2022 USL Championship schedule is below (home matches are in bold) and kickoff times are still to be determined:


Sat. March 12 vs. Monterey Bay

Sat. March 19 at Las Vegas Lights

Sat. March 26 vs. San Diego Loyal SC


Sat. April 2 at San Antonio FC

Sat. April 9 vs. LA Galaxy II

Sat. April 16 vs. New Mexico United

Sat. April 23 vs. Miami


Sun. May 1 at LA Galaxy II

Sat. May 7 vs. San Antonio

Sun. May 15 vs. Tampa Bay

Sat. May 21 at New Mexico

Sat. May 28 at Hartford


Sat. June 4 vs. Birmingham

Sat. June 11 vs. El Paso Locomotive FC

Sat. June 18 at Loudin United

Fri. June 24 at Las Vegas


Sat. July 2 vs. Orange County SC

Sat. July 9 at Memphis

Wed. July 20 at Louisville

Sat. July 23 vs. Sacramento Republic FC

Wed. July 27 at Oakland Roots SC

Sat. July 30 vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC


Sat. Aug. 6 vs. Las Vegas

Fri. Aug. 12 at Orange County

Sat. Aug. 27 at El Paso

Wed. Aug. 31 vs. RGV


Sat. Sept. 3 at Colorado Springs

Sat. Sept. 10 vs. Oakland

Sat. Sept. 17 at San Diego

Wed. Sept. 21 at Monterey Bay

Wed. Sept. 28 at Sacramento


Sat. Oct. 1 vs. New York Red Bulls II

Sat. Oct. 8 at RGV

Sat. Oct. 15 vs. Atlanta United 2

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