Minnesota United 2021 schedule includes four nationally televised games at home

Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune
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Minnesota United's 34-game schedule announced on Wednesday includes five nationally televised games, four of them at home in Allianz Field and the team's previously announced season opener on April 16 at Seattle.

That season opener will be televised on FS1. The other four games: July 18 against Seattle on ESPN, Aug. 14 against L.A. Galaxy on FOX, Aug. 21 against Sporting Kansas City on ESPN during MLS's "Rivalry Week" and Oct. 31 on ESPN, also against Sporting K.C. on Fan Appreciation Day.

The Loons' previously announced home opener is Saturday, April 24 against Real Salt Lake at 7 p.m.

That game will be the return of fans allowed at Allianz Field in a limited capacity not yet announced. Those fans will be placed in a socially distanced configuration that follows state health guidelines because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesota United informed its season-ticket members they will have first opportunity to purchase tickets to the first four home games in a presale. People on the "Preserve" waitlist will be next in line to buy.

Fans will be asked to wear protective masks as soon as they leave their vehicles and while in the stadium. The club also is introducing cashless payments in-stadium.

It expects game capacity to fluctuate as state and local health protocols evolve. A limited number of games grouped together will be released as "packages" for sale to season-ticket members. Single-game presales to Preserve members follow next. The general public can buy any tickets that remain.

The Loons will play four of their first six games at home and five of their last eight away from Allianz Field, including a "Decision Day" trip to L.A. Galaxy on Nov. 7.

MLS Cup playoffs begin Nov. 19 and the MLS Cup will be played on Dec. 11.