The third season of professional soccer in Northern Nevada will kick off March 9 as Reno 1868 FC begins its USL Championship campaign at Greater Nevada Field. 

The 2019 USL Championship Schedule was released in full Wednesday with a number of marquee matches set to take place in the Biggest Little City.

Following Reno’s first preseason contest against MLS affiliate, the San Jose Earthquakes, on Feb. 9, the club will welcome Orange County SC on March 9 in a rematch of the Western Conference Semifinal in the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs. 

Orange County knocked Reno out of the playoffs with a 1-0 win. However, Reno does have the last win in the regular season series, a 3-1 win at Greater Nevada Field. 

On March 16, Reno will host brand new opponent, Austin Bold FC at Greater Nevada Field. Austin will be one of three new teams in the Western Conference this year. 

Reno will host the other two, New Mexico United (April 20) and El Paso Locomotive FC (Oct. 5) later in 2019. 

“This year offers a fresh new challenge with three new teams in our conference,” Reno 1868 FC head coach Ian Russell said. “We’re up for it and can’t wait to get the 2019 season underway.” 

When it comes to rivalries, Reno will have two shots at its biggest rivals Sacramento Republic FC and Las Vegas Lights FC. 

Reno will head to Papa Murphy’s Park on May 11 for the first edition of the “Donner Pass Derby” rivalry with Sacramento of 2019. 

A few weeks later, Reno will host Las Vegas for the first of two matches in the Silver State Cup. Reno claimed the inaugural cup in 2018 going 1-0-2 (five points) against the team from down South.  

Season tickets for the 2019 USL Championship season are on sale at 1868loyal.com. 

For more information on how to purchase season tickets and for Reno’s preseason fixture against San Jose, visit Reno1868FC.com or visit the Greater Nevada Field ticket office. 

Date/Time/Opponent/Location

Saturday, Feb. 9               12:15 p.m.          San Jose Earthquakes                                    Greater Nevada Field      
Saturday, March 9           TBD*                    Orange County SC                                          Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, March 16         TBD                       Austin Bold FC                                                Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, March 23         TBD                       @ Fresno FC                                                    Chuckchansi Park                      
Saturday, March 30         TBD                       OKC Energy FC                                                Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, April 6              TBD                       @ Real Monarchs SLC                                   Zions Bank Stadium                              
Saturday, April 13            TBD                       @ Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC         Weidner Field                              
Saturday, April 20            TBD                       New Mexico United                                       Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, April 27            TBD                       @ El Paso Locomotive FC                             Southwest University Park                 
Saturday, May 4               TBD                       Tulsa Roughnecks FC                                    Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, May 11             TBD                       @ Sacramento Republic FC                         Papa Murphy's Park                  
Saturday, May 18             TBD                       @ Seattle Sounders 2                                   Cheney Stadium                              
Saturday, June 1               TBD                       Las Vegas Lights FC                                        Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, June 8               TBD                       @ San Antonio FC                                          Toyota Field                              
Saturday, June 15            TBD                       LA Galaxy II                                                      Greater Nevada Field                     
Tuesday, June 18             TBD                       Phoenix Rising SC                                           Greater Nevada Field                     
Wednesday, June 26       TBD                       @ Portland Timbers 2                                   Providence Park                      
Saturday, June 29            TBD                       Sacramento Republic FC                              Greater Nevada Field                     
Wednesday, July 3           TBD                       Rio Grande Valley FC                                    Greater Nevada Field                     
Wednesday, July 17        TBD                       @ OKC Energy FC                                           Taft Stadium
Saturday, July 20              TBD                       @ LA Galaxy II                                                StubHub Center                  
Wednesday, July 24        TBD                       @ Orange County SC                                    Orange County Soccer Complex                
Saturday, July 27              TBD                       Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC              Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, August 3          TBD                       @ Rio Grande Valley FC                               H-E-B Park                              
Saturday, August 10        TBD                       San Antonio FC                                               Greater Nevada Field                     
Friday, August 16             TBD                       @ Phoenix Rising SC                                     Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex                
Saturday, August 31        TBD                       Portland Timbers 2                                        Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, September 7  TBD                       Fresno FC                                                         Greater Nevada Field                     
Tuesday, September 10 TBD                       Seattle Sounders 2                                        Greater Nevada Field                     
Sunday, September 15   TBD                       @ Austin Bold FC                                           Austin Bold FC Stadium                              
Friday, September 20     TBD                       @ New Mexico United                                  Isotopes Park                              
Saturday, September 28 TBD                      Real Monarchs SLC                                        Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, October 5        TBD                       El Paso Locomotive FC                                  Greater Nevada Field                     
Saturday, October 12      TBD                       @ Las Vegas Lights FC                                  Cashman Field                      
Saturday, October 19      TBD                       @ Tulsa Roughnecks FC                               ONEOK Field

*Match times will be released at a later date

(Reno 1868 FC)