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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville SC revealed its full preseason schedule on Thursday, with the side set to square off against a trio of opponents from Major League Soccer and two USL Eastern Conference rivals ahead of its inaugural professional season this spring.
Having previously announced its inaugural preseason contest against Atlanta United on Feb. 10 at First Tennessee Park, Nashville will also face the Chicago Fire at IMG Academy on Feb. 21 and Orlando City SC in Orlando on Feb. 25. While in Florida, the side will also square off with Ottawa Fury FC at IMG Academy on Feb. 23.
“I'm delighted with the caliber of our preseason fixtures,” said Nashville SC Head Coach Gary Smith. “There has been plenty of hard work put into planning a schedule of games that will give us some great competition as we build towards our March 17th game versus Louisville City.”
All three games in Florida will be closed to the public, but fans will get the chance to see Nashville’s final preseason outing on March 3 as it squares off with FC Cincinnati at Gettler Stadium in Cincinnati at 4 p.m. ET.
Nashville will open its inaugural USL season on Saturday, March 17 when it visits defending USL Cup champion Louisville City FC at Slugger Field. The club’s inaugural home opener is set for Saturday, March 24 when it plays host to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Nashville SC 2018 Preseason Schedule
Feb. 10 – Atlanta United, 3 p.m. ET, First Tennessee Park
Feb. 21 – Chicago Fire, IMG Academy
Feb. 23 – Ottawa Fury FC, IMG Academy
Feb. 25 – Orlando City SC, Orlando City Stadium
March 3 – FC Cincinnati, 4 p.m. ET, Gettler Stadium