NEW YORK – New York City FC will begin its Major League Soccer regular season on the road against D.C. United on Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

A week later, Yankee Stadium will host the club’s home opener against FC Cincinnati on Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m. ET.

Both matches will be aired live on YES Network and the YES App. YES’ pre-game shows for both games will begin 30 minutes prior to kick-off.

NYCFC will mark the start of the season with a week of season kickoff virtual events, digital activations, content and storytelling for fans to reconnect with one another and the Club leading into the 2021 season.

“The start of every season is exciting and full of promise, but this year the level of excitement and anticipation around our return is off the charts,” NYCFC CEO Brad Sims said in a statement. “We miss our fans. It has obviously been a long time since our fans have been able to enjoy a NYCFC game live and in person at Yankee Stadium. We are optimistic that we will be able to welcome our loyal fans back to Yankee Stadium on April 24th, an event for us all to celebrate and look forward to.

“This week, the team traveled to Orlando for preseason; it is great to see the guys back on the pitch. For us, it is an honor to bring back soccer for our fantastic fans and help provide a sense of optimism here in New York.”

NYCFC opens on the road for the seventh consecutive season and holds a 2-2-2 record during the first week of the campaign. This will be the first meeting between the two teams to start a season with NYCFC unbeaten in its last five against D.C. United in all competitions.

City will welcome FC Cincinnati to stadium for the home opener, a side it holds a 4-0-0 record against. FCC’s lone visit to the Bronx ended with five NYCFC goals in the back of the visitor’s net.

The full regular season schedule will be released by MLS in the coming weeks and tickets for NYCFC’s home opener will be made available shortly thereafter with updated information around fan capacity.