MASL 2 Announces 2021-2022 Regular Season Schedule
MASL 2 2021-2022 Regular Season Schedule
TAMPA, Fla. – The Cincinnati Swerve and Muskegon Risers will renew their rivalry when Major Arena Soccer League 2 kicks off its 2021-22 season on Dec. 11 in Cincinnati.
In all, 13 M2 teams – including new and returning franchises that did not play last year because of the Coronavirus pandemic – will play a total of 78 games leading to the post-season. Every single one of M2’s game’s will be played on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
“We’re very pleased to offer such a fan-friendly and competitive schedule this season as M2 continues to grow the sport,” Commissioner Chris Economides said. “We think with the return of many of our traditional franchises and the teams that could not play last winter, fans will be treated to thrilling, intense, exciting action as usual.”
The defending champion Cleveland Crunch will open their season on the road January 7th against the Muskegon Risers. Crunch fans will get their first chance to see their title holding side in person on Saturday Jan. 15 when Cleveland then hosts the Risers at home.
The Runners up Wichita Wings will open at home on Saturday December 18th against semi-finalist Amarillo Bombers. The Colorado Inferno will have the last of the home openers, scheduled for Sunday, January 23rd, after opening with two, 2 game trips on the road.
Other home openers include the Amarillo Bombers (v. New Mexico Runners on Jan. 2), Chicago Mustangs (vs. Muskegon Risers on Dec. 18), Muskegon Risers (vs. Cleveland Crunch on Jan. 7), New Mexico Runners (vs. Amarillo Bombers on Jan. 1), Omaha Kings (vs. New Mexico Runners on Dec. 17), Ontario Fury II (vs. Turlock Express on Jan. 8), RGV Barracudas (Jan. 15 vs. Amarillo Bombers), San Diego Sockers 2 (vs. Ontario Fury II on Dec. 19), Turlock Express (vs. San Diego Sockers 2 on Jan. 14) and the Wichita Wings (vs. Amarillo Bombers on Dec. 18.)
The last weekend of the regular season will be March 26-27 with matchups featuring Turlock at RGV, and Omaha at Amarillo and Colorado.
Following is a look at the New Mexico Runners 12 game schedule. Home games in bold at the Rio Rancho Events Center:
Friday, Dec. 17 at Omaha
Saturday, Dec. 18 at Omaha
Saturday, Jan. 1 vs. Amarillo
Sunday, Jan. 2 at Amarillo
Saturday, Jan. 8 vs. Omaha
Saturday, Jan. 15 at Wichita
Saturday, Jan. 22 vs. Rio Grande Valley
Saturday, Feb. 5 vs. Colorado
Saturday, Feb. 12 at Colorado
Saturday, Feb. 26 vs. Wichita
Saturday, March 12 at Colorado
Saturday, March 19 vs. Turlock
Fans can NOW reserve their season tickets online at newmexicorunners.com/seasontickets