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Monterey Bay Football Club Announces Inaugural 2022 USL Championship Schedule

By Christina Ferrante, 01/12/22, 10:30AM PST

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The United Soccer League (USL) Championship has officially unveiled Monterey Bay F.C.’s inaugural 2022 regular season schedule, which includes 17 home matches at the newly-renovated, Cardinale Stadium. 

Sporting Director and Head Coach, Frank Yallop, will open the season with a seven-game road trip that kicks off on Saturday, March 12 against one of his former clubs, Phoenix Rising FC. 

“I’m really excited to be opening up our inaugural season against one of my former teams, Phoenix Rising,” said Yallop. “That game will be a big test for our club. Playing seven games away in a row, to start our inaugural season, is not going to be easy. But I’m really looking forward to working with my players and seeing the results we can achieve in each of those games.” 

Monterey Bay F.C. will play its full 34 matches in the USL Championship’s Western Conference along with in-state rivals LA Galaxy II, Oakland Roots, Sacramento Republic, San Diego Loyal, and Orange County SC. Monterey Bay F.C. will play each team in the Western Conference twice, once at home and once away, with eight out-of-conference matches throughout the regular season. 

Monterey Bay F.C. will host their inaugural home match on Saturday, May 7 against Las Vegas Lights FC. The club’s first-ever signee, Walmer Martinez, will make his debut as he returns to the campus of California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) where he finished his successful collegiate career in 2019. 

“May 7th is a date I’m so looking forward to,” said Yallop, “it’s our home opener, in front of our fans, at our house. I can’t wait to get going!”

Additionally, the club plans launch league-wide initiatives throughout the season, such as: Community Heroes (May); Pride (LGBTQ+) (June); Health & Wellness (August); Hispanic Heritage (September); Cancer Awareness (October) and Fan Appreciation Night on October 1, the club’s last home match of the season. 

Monterey Bay F.C. is still accepting seat deposits for its Inaugural 2022 USL Championship Season. Learn more about Monterey Bay F.C. by following @MontereyBayFC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and online at MontereyBayFC.com.

Full 2022 Season Schedule
March 12                at Phoenix Rising FC
March 19                at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
March 26                at Oakland Roots S
April 2                      at Sacramento Republic FC
April 9                      at El Paso Locomotive FC
April 16                   at LA Galaxy II
April 30                   at San Antonio FC
May 7                       vs Las Vegas Lights FC
May 14                    vs Rio Grande Valley FC
May 21                    at Louisville City FC
May 28                    vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
June 4                      vs Oakland Roots SC
June 11                   vs San Antonio FC
June 15                   at LA Galaxy II
June 25                   vs Sacramento Republic FC
July 2                        vs New Mexico United
July 9                        at Orange County SC
July 16                     vs Detroit City FC
July 23                     vs New York Red Bulls II
July 30                     at Loudoun United FC
August 6                 vs El Paso Locomotive FC
August 10              at San Diego Loyal SC
August 13              vs Sacramento Republic FC
August 20              at New Mexico United
August 27              vs LA Galaxy II
September 3        vs San Diego Loyal SC
September 7        vs Orange County SC
September 10     at Las Vegas Lights FC
September 17     vs Indy Eleven
September 21     vs Phoenix Rising FC
September 24     at Miami FC
October 1              vs Tampa Bay Rowdies
October 8              at FC Tulsa
October 15           at Rio Grande Valley FC