The Soccer Champions Tour and Premier League Summer Series hosted by the FC Series, Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride home games, Lionel Messi, and so much more. No wonder Orlando attracts serious soccer fans not just in the U.S., but all over the world (Orlando City Soccer’s Exploria Stadium pictured).

Updated July 19, 2023

Ranked by WalletHub as one of the country’s best cities for soccer (aka association football) fans, Orlando has plenty to cheer about with Major League Soccer’s (MLS’) Orlando City Soccer Club and the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL’s) Orlando Pride — including Orlando City’s first match against international soccer star Lionel Messi when they take on Inter Miami CF on Sept. 24, 2023. We’re headed into extra time this summer by hosting Fulham FC vs. Aston Villa FC as part of the Premier League Summer Series (July 26, 2023), and Juventus vs. Real Madrid in the Soccer Champions Tour (Aug. 2, 2023). The last two matches are hosted by the FC Series — and you won’t want to miss a single winning play.

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Throw in restaurants and attractions no true soccer-head will want to miss, and it’s your chance to be loud, proud and in a crowd with fellow soccer fans from all over the world. ¡Gooooooooool!

Additional reporting by Ian Suarez.

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2023 Summer Soccer Matches in Orlando

Orlando’s 2023 soccer season kicked off in February with two SheBelieves Cup matches, followed by the Concacaf Nations League Group D Finale. You can still get your game on in 2023 with upcoming special matches and Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride home games. Most matches will be played at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando’s Parramore District, with the Soccer Champions Tour match at Camping World Stadium in downtown’s West Lakes Market District.

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Exploria Stadium in Downtown Orlando’s Parramore District (Mark Thor/Orlando City Soccer Club)

Premier League Summer Series: Fulham FC vs. Aston Villa FC (July 26, 2023)

Hosted by the FC Series, Fulham FC and Aston Villa FC will meet at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium at 7 p.m.

Soccer Champions Tour: Juventus vs. Real Madrid (Aug. 2, 2023)

Real Madrid CF will meet Juventus in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in this special match hosted by the FC Series. The match will mark the 25th overall meeting between two of the biggest brands in international football, and each team’s first time playing at Camping World Stadium.

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Exploria Stadium in Downtown Orlando’s Parramore District, Home to Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride

Orlando City Soccer Club 2023 Home Games

As Orlando City closes out its 2023 season, fans will be particularly interested in their Sept. 24 match against Inter Miami CF, which is set to feature international superstar Lionel Messi playing for Miami in his debut MLS season. Don’t miss your chance to see this living legend play right here in Orlando.

  • vs. St. Louis City SC (Aug. 26, 2023)
  • vs. Columbus Crew (Sept. 16, 2023)
  • vs. Inter Miami CF (Sept. 24, 2023) — Expected to Feature Lionel Messi
  • vs. New England Revolution (Oct. 7, 2023)
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Orlando Pride (Courtesy Orlando City Soccer Club)

Orlando Pride 2023 Home Games

Orlando Pride’s main superstar is Marta Silva, aka Marta. A six-time FIFA World Player of the Year, she was also the first person to score in five World Cups — and she is on her way to a sixth.

  • vs. Washington Spirit (Aug. 4, 2023)
  • vs. Chicago Red Stars (Aug. 20, 2023)
  • vs. San Diego Wave (Aug. 25, 2023)
  • vs. North Carolina Courage (Sept. 17, 2023)
  • vs. Houston Dash (Oct. 15, 2023)

Soccer 24/7/365 in Orlando

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Mural Outside Exploria Stadium in Downtown Orlando’s Parramore District (Courtesy City of Orlando)

Fill the hours before and after matches with all the soccer activities you can handle in Orlando. Make it a soccer pub crawl with a stop at downtown’s Wall St. Plaza, where beer specials and viewing parties are common around game days.

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In the International Drive area, top options include NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk, part of Universal Orlando Resort. You will also find kindred spirits at The Pub at Pointe Orlando.

You can even celebrate your favorite team and get decked out for matches at soccer-focused retailers in the area. Gear up at United World Soccer’s largest and original location at The Florida Mall®, offering a wide range of national and club jerseys along with other fan apparel. And at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, Pelé Soccer — named after the legendary Brazilian superstar — stocks a treasure trove of soccer gear from all your favorite sports brands.

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Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr. Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Orlando, Part of ICON Park® on International Drive

Even Orlando’s attractions cater to soccer junkies. At ICON Park®, Madame Tussauds Orlando invites you to pose with a wax figure of Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr., the award-winning soccer star. Neymar chose the figure’s pose to reflect his goal celebration from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He joins fellow soccer star David Beckham among the many famous Madame Tussauds figures in Orlando.

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It’s all part of the absolute soccer mania as local and international teams descend on Orlando for the most thrilling soccer events of the year. Make plans and secure your tickets now so you don’t miss a second of the action.

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