For the second time over the past three years New York City FC will begin its season in Central Florida.
The Citizens will open its 2017 schedule on March 5 against their former head coach Jason Kreis and Orlando City SC at the newly-constructed soccer-specific Orlando City Stadium, which will be hosting its first Major League Soccer match. Kickoff is 5 p.m.
A week later, New York City will open its home slate as it welcomes DC United to Yankee Stadium for a 2 p.m. kickoff. NYCFC have won both of its home meetings with DC, 3-1 and 3-2 in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The complete regular season schedule, along with the national television schedules for the United States and Canada, will be announced in January.