The Soccer Tour Completes MLS Eastern Conference

On July 4, Atlanta United FC came from behind to defeat the San Jose Earthquakes at Bobby Dodd Stadium, putting an exclamation point on the final match in my MLS Eastern Conference tour schedule.

I have now watched in person all of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference teams play at home in a competitive match in 2017. Sometimes I make videos or write about my experiences, which you can find below:

New to The Soccer Tour? My name is Steven Bernasconi, a 25-year-old soccer enthusiast who has been living out of a van since February in order to experience the diverse and growing soccer culture across the United States and Canada. Over the past four months, I have watched more than three dozen matches of all levels on the U.S. soccer pyramid, interacting with hundreds of supporters, players and fellow soccer enthusiasts.

You can find out more about who I am and what the tour is all about, including how I can afford to do something like this on the About page, or on my Patreon.

1. Orlando City vs. NYCFC
March 5 | Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, FL
VIDEO – Welcome Home: The Orlando City Experience

2. D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew
March 18 | RFK Stadium; Washington D.C.
VIDEO – D.C. United Preview Center

3. Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers
April 8 | Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, PA
VIDEO – The Philadelphia Union Experience

4. New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United
April 15 | Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ
VIDEO – Pyro with RBNY Supporters

5. New England Revolution vs. San Jose Earthquakes
April 19 | Gillette Stadium; Foxboro, MA
OPINION – My take on soccer in New England and a rant on MLS attendance

6. NYCFC vs. Orlando City
April 23 | Yankee Stadium; New York, NY

7. Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
April 29 | Stade Saputo; Montreal, Quebec

8. Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC
May 10 | Mapfre Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

9. Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders FC
May 13 | Toyota Park; Bridgeview, IL
OPINION – Chicago Fire… I was wrong

10. Toronto FC vs. Ottawa Fury FC (Canadian Championship)
May 31 | BMO Field; Toronto, Ontario
RECAP – Make-up game in Toronto

11. Atlanta United FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
July 4 | Bobby Dodd Stadium; Atlanta, GA
VIDEO – Crowd reactions to every Atlanta United FC goal

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