The Beautiful Game, Soccer Champions Tour and the Premier League Summer Series hosted by the FC Series, Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride home games, 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 May 16, 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. We’re headed into extra time this summer by hosting The Beautiful Game (June 23, 2023), 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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The Beautiful Game (June 23, 2023)
Exploria Stadium is set to host The Beautiful Game, a celebrity soccer match featuring Brazilian soccer icons Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m., the match will feature a star-studded lineup of players from around the world, plus pre-game and halftime entertainment.
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.
Orlando City Soccer Club 2023 Home Games
In addition to their regular season schedule, Orlando City will be part of the Concacaf Champions League facing Los Tigres UANL in the first round. The first game will take place in Monterrey, Mexico on March 7, 2023, with the second coming to Exploria Stadium on March 15, 2023. The Concacaf matches follow their successful run during the 2022 US Cup.
- vs. New York City FC (May 17, 2023)
- vs. Atlanta United FC (May 27, 2023)
- vs. Colorado Rapids (June 10, 2023)
- vs. Philadelphia Union (June 21, 2023)
- vs. Chicago Fire FC (July 1, 2023)
- vs. Toronto FC (July 4, 2023)
- vs. St. Louis City SC (Aug. 26, 2023)
- vs. Columbus Crew (Sept. 16, 2023)
- vs. Inter Miami CF (Sept. 24, 2023)
- vs. New England Revolution (Oct. 7, 2023)
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 (May 20, 2023)
- vs. Portland Thorns (June 11, 2023)
- vs. Kansas City (June 24, 2023)
- vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC (June 28, 2023)
- vs. OL Reign (July 7, 2023)
- 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
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.
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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