The Soccer Tour was a journey to explore all levels of the sport across the diverse North American soccer landscape.

Between February and October 2017, with the support of the soccer community, lifelong soccer fan Steven Bernasconi lived on the road — crowdfunding and couchsurfing his way across the continent — for an eight-month, 30,000 mile road trip to meet and interact with people closest to the sport.

Throughout the journey, Steven produced original video, photo, and written content from the 56 matches attended and his interactions with hundreds of soccer people. The Soccer Tour developed a niche social media following and attracted attention from soccer media across the country.

It was the first of its kind, and a long time coming.



Steven Bernasconi

…is not some amazing filmmaker, photographer, or social media influencer. I’m just a passionate guy with an appetite for adventure, a love of the Beautiful Game, and a camera I picked up before leaving home.







February 25:
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact (Suncoast Invitational)


March 4:
Orlando City B vs San Antonio FC (Preseason)

March 5:
Orlando City S.C. vs New York City FC

March 8:
Jacksonville Armada FC vs. UNF (Preseason)

March 12:
Charleston Battery vs. UNF (Preseason)

March 18:
D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

March 19:
Richmond Kickers vs. VCU (Preseason)

March 22:
North Carolina FC vs. Atlas FC (Friendly)

March 25:
North Carolina FC vs. Miami FC



April 8:
Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

April 9:
Bethlehem Steel vs. FC Cincinnati

April 14:
New York Red Bulls II vs. Orlando City B

April 15:
New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United

April 18:
Boston City FC vs. Assumption College (Preseason)

April 19:
New England Revolution vs. San Jose

April 22:
Kingston Stockade FC vs. Newtown Pride FC (Preseason)

April 23:
New York City FC vs. Orlando City S.C.

April 29:
Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC


May 3:
Toronto FC vs. Orlando City S.C. – RESCHEDULED

May 5:
Grand Rapids FC vs. Ole SC (Friendly) – RESCHEDULED

May 10:
Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC

May 12:
Detroit City FC vs. Milwaukee Torrent

May 13:
Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders FC

May 17:
Chicago FC United vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (U.S. Open Cup)

May 20:
MPLS City SC vs. Duluth FC

May 21:
Minnesota United FC vs. LA Galaxy

May 26:
Grand Rapids FC vs. Michigan Stars FC

May 27:
FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC II

May 31:
Toronto FC vs. Ottawa Fury FC (Canadian Championship)



June 3:
Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United FC

June 6:
OKC Energy FC vs. Phoenix Rising FC

June 7:
OKC Fighting Imps vs. Tulsa Athletic

June 11:
St. Louis FC vs. Bethlehem Steel

June 14:
St. Louis FC vs. Chicago Fire (U.S. Open Cup)

June 15:
Chattanooga FC vs. New Orleans Jesters

June 17:
Chattanooga FC vs. Inter Nashville FC

June 23:
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas


July 1:
FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC

July 4:
Atlanta United FC vs. San Jose

July 8:
Indy Eleven vs. New York Cosmos

July 12:
Fort Worth Vaqueros vs. Shreveport Rafters

July 14:
San Antonio FC vs. OKC Energy FC



August 5:
Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

August 17:
Portland Timbers 2 vs. Seattle Sounders 2

August 18:
Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls

August 19:
Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash

August 23:
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC

August 26:
Seattle Reign vs. Portland Thorns

August 27:
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers

August 30:
Seattle Sounders 2 vs. Tulsa Roughnecks


September 2:
Sacramento Republic FC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks

September 16:
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers

September 20:
Reno 1868 FC vs. OKC Energy FC

September 23:
San Francisco Deltas vs. FC Edmonton

September 30:
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers



October 7:
Orange County SC vs. Reno 1868 FC

October 13:
Club Tijuana vs. Veracruz

October 15:
LA Galaxy vs. Minnesota United FC