Real Salt Lake has revealed some important information relevant to Atlanta United.
Responding to a tweet inquiring about the 2017 MLS schedule release, RSL’s official twitter account revealed the day the schedule would be unveiled: January 12. The tweet from RSL came unsolicited.
@BrianDunseth Has @MLS said when they're releasing the schedule?— Drew Parsons (@Drew_3DP) January 6, 2017
@BrianDunseth @Drew_3DP Thursday the 12th— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) January 6, 2017
MLS has already revealed Atlanta United’s first two matches against the New York Red Bulls at home on March 5, and at Minnesota United the following week on March 12.
It’ll be important to note the length of Atlanta United road trips and their timing within the schedule. Bobby Dodd Stadium is only available within certain windows and may cause Atlanta United to travel heavily until Mercedes-Benz Stadium become available.
If Real Salt Lake’s tweet regarding the schedule release is accurate, it would come one day before the MLS SuperDraft on January 13. Knowing the first two matches ahead of time could make the schedule release less exciting for some, but viewing match-ups towards the latter half of the season could paint interesting playoff pictures.