HERRIMAN, Utah (Thursday, February 8, 2024) – Real Monarchs, in conjunction with MLS NEXT Pro, today announced its 2024 regular-season schedule and the return of the innovative “pick-your-opponent" playoff format for 2024. The League’s third season will begin on Friday, March 15 and will feature 29 clubs: 27 MLS affiliates and two independent teams, Carolina Core FC and Chattanooga FC, who make their MLS NEXT Pro debut in 2024.
Real Monarchs kick off its 10th season in 2024, now led by new Head Coach Mark Lowry, hosting its home and season opener on Friday, March 15 at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman against Portland Timbers 2 at 8:00 p.m. MT.
Throughout the 2024 calendar, the Monarchs will play 28 matches over 30 weeks (14 home / 14 away), facing each divisional opponent three times as well as other intraconference rivals to round out this year's schedule. Decision Day 2024 will see the Monarchs take on LA Galaxy II at Zions Bank Stadium on Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. MT.
For a third consecutive season, Monarchs will compete in the MLSNP Pacific Division, which includes LAFC2, LA Galaxy II, Portland Timbers 2, Tacoma Defiance, San Jose Earthquakes II and Vancouver Whitecaps 2.
Tickets for Real Monarchs matches cost just $5 and are available at the ticket booth on game day.
The complete 2024 regular season schedule is available on mlsnextpro.com and consists of 406 regular season matches.
The majority of regular season matches, plus all Decision Day matches, playoff matches and MLS NEXT Pro Cup, will be available to watch live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. The remainder of regular season matches will stream live on mlsnextpro.com.
“Building off of the energy and momentum from the 2023 season, we’re looking forward to celebrating the addition of Carolina Core FC and Chattanooga FC in 2024,” said League President Charles Altchek. “While welcoming new fans across new markets, we will continue to provide opportunities for players, coaches and all of those working at our clubs to reach their full potential.”
\2024 – REAL MONARCHS REG. SEASON SCHEDULE\
(as of 8 February 2024)
(all times MT; HOME GAMES IN BOLD)
ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE; visit mlsnextpro.com for additional details
DAY / DATE OPPONENT TIME
FRI 03/15/2024 Portland Timbers 2 7:00pm
SAT 03/23/2024 at Vancouver Whitecaps 2 12:00pm
WED 03/27/2024 Minnesota United FC 2 7:00pm
SAT 04/06/2024 REAL MONARCHS BYE WEEKEND
SUN 04/14/2024 San Jose Earthquakes II 7:00pm
FRI 04/19/2024 at Saint Louis City 2 6:00pm
SUN 04/28/2024 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 8:00pm
SUN 05/05/2024 LAFC 2 7:00pm
WED 05/08/2024 Houston Dynamo 2 8:00pm
SUN 05/12/2024 REAL MONARCHS BYE WEEKEND
SUN 05/19/2024 at LA Galaxy II 6:00pm
SUN 05/26/2024 at North Texas SC 7:00pm`
SUN 06/02/2024 Austin FC II 5:00pm
WED 06/12/2024 Sporting Kansas City 2 5:00pm
WED 06/26/2024 at Tacoma Defiance 9:00pm
SAT 06/29/2024 North Texas SC 5:00pm
FRI 07/05/2024 at Austin FC II 7:00pm
SUN 07/14/2024 at Portland Timbers 2 8:30pm
SUN 07/21/2024 at San Jose Earthquakes II 6:00pm
SUN 07/28/2024 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 5:00pm
SUN 08/04/2024 at LAFC 2 8:00pm
SUN 08/11/2024 Tacoma Defiance 8:00pm
SUN 08/18/2024 at Colorado Rapids 2 6:00pm
SUN 08/25/2024 at LA Galaxy II 6:00pm
SUN 09/01/2024 at Minnesota United FC 2 1:00pm
SUN 09/08/2024 San Jose Earthquakes II 8:00pm
FRI 09/13/2024 at Tacoma Defiance 8:00pm
MON 09/23/2024 at LAFC 2 8:30pm
SUN 09/29/2024 Portland Timbers 2 8:00pm
SUN 10/06/2024 LA Galaxy 2 2:00pm
About MLS NEXT Pro
Launched in 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the pro player pathway from MLS NEXT to MLS first teams.
MLS NEXT Pro continues to grow the game through innovation and diversity, bringing professional soccer to new communities and creating opportunities both on and off the field. MLS NEXT Pro will celebrate its third season in 2024 with 29 teams, 27 MLS-affiliated and two independent, Carolina Core FC and Chattanooga FC. Additional MLS-affiliated and independent clubs will join in the years ahead, including Cleveland, Jacksonville Armada FC and Connecticut United FC. The majority of MLS NEXT Pro’s matches are broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV as part of the groundbreaking partnership between Apple and MLS. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit mlsnextpro.com.