Initial Analysis of 2014 USL-Pro Schedule

“back-to-back” means that a team plays games on consecutive days
“two-games-in-three-days” means that a team has one day to rest/travel between games
“mid-week” means Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

Rochester Rhinos plays 2 sets of back-to-back:
at Charleston and at Charlotte, August 15 and 16
at Richmond and at Wilmington, May 2 and 3
and 2 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
against Richmond and at Dayton, May 30 and June 1
against Dayton and at Oklahoma City, June 20 and June 22
*1 mid-week match

Charleston Battery plays 1 set of back-to-back matches:
at Pittsburgh and at Rochester, April 26 and 27;
and 3 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
at Harrisburg and at Dayton, May 2 and 4;
at Rochester and at Montreal Impact Reserves, August 1 and 3;
against Los Angeles and against Rochester, August 13 and 15;
*8 matches in August
*August 24, 27, 30 makes for 3 matches in less than a week at OKC, at Sacramento and against Pitt
*2 mid-week matches

Charlotte Eagles plays 2 sets of back-to-back:
against Chicago Fire Reserves and at Wilmington, April 25 and 26;
at Harrisburg and at Rochester, June 27 and 28;
and 4 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
at Phoenix and at LAG II, May 3 and 5
at Charleston and against Sacramento, July 12 and 14;
at Pittsburgh and at Dayton, July 17 and 19;
against Wilmington and at Montreal Impact Reserves, July 26 and 28;
*7 matches in July, only one of which isn’t part of a 2-in-3 series
*May 8 at Los Angeles makes for 3 games within a week
*4 mid-week matches

Dayton Dutch Lions plays 2 sets of back-to-back matches:
at Los Angeles and at LAG II, June 7 and 8;
at Charleston and at Wilmington, August 8 and 9;
and 1 set of two-games-in-three-days:
at Rochester and against Dayton, June 20 and 22;
*7 matches in June
*June 7, 8, 11 (at Phoenix) makes for 3 matches in less than a week
*2 mid-week matches

Harrisburg City Islanders plays 2 sets of back-to-back matches:
against Richmond and at Pittsburgh, May 31 and June 1;
at Charleston and at Charlotte, September 5 and 6;
and 1 set of two games in three days:
at Los Angeles and at Sacramento, April 24 and 26.
*5 mid-week matches

Oklahoma City Energy FC plays 1 set of back-to-back matches:
at Wilmington and at Charlotte, June 6 and 7;
and 5 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
at Los Angeles and at LAG II, April 5 and 7;
against Phoenix and against LAG II, July 17 and 19;
against Phoenix and against LAG II, August 14 and 16;
against Phoenix and at Oklahoma City, August 22 and 24;
at Sacramento and at Los Angeles; September 4 and 6.
*5 mid-week matches

Orlando City plays 1 set of back-to-back matches:
at Pittsburgh and at Rochester, May 9 and 10;
and 0 sets of two-games-in-three-days.
*7 mid-week matches

LA Galaxy II plays 0 sets of back-to-back matches:
and plays 1 set of two-games-in-three-days:
at Phoenix and at Los Angeles, April 25 and 27;
*the claim that the league needs to congest the schedule and put players’ health at risk in order to drive down travel costs is laughable in this case. Only giving LAG II one day between playing at Phoenix and playing at Los Angeles has nothing to do with travel costs as the team would have returned to Los Angeles after the Phoenix match anyway.
*2 mid-week matches
*June 8 (v Dayton), 11 (v Rochester), 14 (at Charleston) makes for 3 matches in less than one week

Los Angeles Blues plays 1 set of back-to-back matches:
at Pittsburgh and at Rochester, August 8 and 9;
and plays 2 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
against Charlotte and at Oklahoma City, May 8 and 10;
at Orlando and at Charlotte, June 11 and 13;
*4 mid-week matches
*August 8, 9, and 13 (at Charleston) makes for 3 games in less than a week
*The Blues play 7 games in August
*The Blues go 12 days without a match at the end of May

Phoenix FC’s schedule won’t load. But Odeen Domingo has screenshots of each team’s schedule on his recent post that you can read here.
Phoenix FC Wolves plays 1 set of back-to-back games:
at Richmond and at Harrisburg, May 9 and 10;
at Wilmington and at Charleston, July 25 and 26;
and 3 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
at Sacramento and against Los Angeles, June 26 and 28;
at Oklahoma City and against Los Angeles, July 17 and 19;
at Oklahoma City and against Pittsburgh, August 14 and 16.
*4 mid-week matches

Pittsburgh Riverhounds plays 2 sets of back-to-back matches:
at Wilmington and at Charleston, May 23 and 24;
at Charlotte and at Charleston, August 29 and 30;
and 1 set to two-games-in-three-days:
at RSL Reserves and at Sacramento, July 25 and 27.
*3 mid-week matches

Richmond Kickers plays 2 sets of back-to-back:
at Rochester and at Harrisburg, May 30 and 31;
at Charleston and at Wilmington, June 27 and 28;
and 2 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
at Oklahoma City and at Chicago Fire Reserves, May 16 and 18;
at Los Angeles and at LAG II, August 30 and September 1;
*Richmond only plays matches on Friday through Monday, no mid-week matches.

Sacramento Republic FC plays 1 set of back-to-back matches:
at Los Angeles Blues and at LA Galaxy II, April 12 and 13;
and 4 sets of two-games-in-three-days:
at Rochester and at Dayton, May 23 and 25;
against Phoenix and at Oklahoma City, June 26 and 28;
at Richmond and at Charlotte, July 12 and 14;
against Oklahoma City and against LA Galaxy II, September 4 and 6.
*3 games in less than a week: July 12, at Richmond; July 14, at Charlotte; July 17 against Orlando
*5 mid-week matches

Wilmington Hammerheads FC plays 3 sets of back-to-back matches:
at Harrisburg and at Rochester, July 18 and 19;
against Phoenix and at Charlotte, July 25 and 26;
at Los Angeles and at LAG II, August 23 and 24;
and 2 sets of two-games-in-three-days which is actually 3 games in 5 days:
against Orlando and at Dayton, September 3 and 5;
at Dayton and at Rochester, September 5 and 7
* ^^ 3 games in 5 days is absurd
*August 20 (at Sac), 23, 24 makes for 3 games in less than a week
*3 mid-week matches

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