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Majority of MLS, NWSL teams to hold LGBT Pride games

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MLS: New England Revolution at Toronto FC
An image from Toronto FC’s 2017 Pride game.
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With LGBT Pride season heating up, teams in Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League are holding special nights for their fans.

In the MLS, 17 of the 23 teams have Pride nights on their schedule. In the NWSL, eight of the nine teams have such a night, with the holdout once again being the Washington Spirit, which has been a source of controversy. Ironically, the Spirit’s Joanna Lohman is lesbian and an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights.

Here are the teams and dates of Pride games in order of the events. Some teams might be adding a game later and we will update.

MLS

Toronto FC: Friday May 25 vs. Dallas. Tickets

Los Angeles Galaxy: Wednesday May 30 vs. Dallas. Tickets

Real Salt Lake: Wednesday May 30 vs. Dallas. Tickets (use PRIDE as promo code)

Philadelphia Union: Wednesday May 30 vs. Chicago. Tickets

New England Revolution: Saturday June 2 vs. N.Y. Red Bulls. Tickets

New York FC: Saturday June 2 vs. Orlando City. Tickets

Chicago Fire: Saturday June 9 vs. New England. Tickets

San Jose Earthquakes: Saturday June 9 vs. LAFC. Tickets

Columbus Crew: Saturday June 9 vs. N.Y. Red Bulls. Tickets

Orlando City, Saturday June 23 vs. Montreal. Tickets

Colorado Rapids: Saturday June 23 vs. Minnesota. Tickets

Seattle Sounders: Saturday June 23 vs. Chicago. Tickets

Atlanta United: Sunday June 24 vs. Portland. Tickets

Minnesota United: Friday June 29 vs. Dallas. Tickets

D.C. United: Wednesday July 25 vs. N.Y. Red Bulls. Details to come

Vancouver Whitecaps: Saturday July 28 vs. Minnesota. Tickets

New York Red Bulls: Saturday Aug. 12 vs. Orlando City. Tickets

Houston Dynamo: None listed

Los Angeles FC: None listed

FC Dallas: None listed

Montreal Impact: None listed

Sporting KC: None listed

Portland Timbers: None

NWSL

2015 NWSL Championship
Megan Rapinoe, who is openly gay, plays for the Seattle Reign.
Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Chicago Red Stars: Saturday May 26 vs. Orlando. Tickets

New Jersey Sky Blue: Saturday June 2 vs. Utah. Tickets

North Carolina Courage: Saturday June 16 vs. Utah. Tickets

Orlando Pride: Saturday June 16 vs. Sky Blue. Tickets

Houston Dash: Friday June 22 vs. Portland. Tickets

Seattle Reign: Saturday June 23 vs. North Carolina. Tickets

Portland Thorns: Wednesday June 27 vs. Sky Blue. Tickets. Tickets purchased through the link will benefit Basic Rights Oregon and Q Center.

Utah Royals: Wednesday June 27 vs. Seattle. Tickets

Washington Spirit: None

Story updated to add Orlando City’s June 23 Pride game.

For any changes or additions to this list, email us: outsports@gmail.com