USL League Two unveils FC Buffalo’s 2023 schedule

The move to USL League Two delivers new opponents, road trips, and rivalries for FC Buffalo beginning… now.

USL has placed FC Buffalo’s men side in the Central Conference’s Valley Division, which will send the Blitzers to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Dayton, and Toledo for the 2023 regular season.

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The club begins its 2023 USL League Two campaign on Saturday, May 13 in Ohio against Cleveland Force on the campus of Cleveland State University, then returning to Robert Rich Sr. All-High Stadium for its home opener on Saturday, May 20 against Valley Division powers Fort Wayne FC.

FC Buffalo plays three games in May, six in June, and three in July, finishing up its regular season with a July 8 visit from Dayton Dayton Dutch Lions and a July 11 trip to Toledo Villa FC.

Visit our schedule page for our full Valley Division slate.

Here’s what you need to know about the club’s Valley Division rivals

Playing out of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Kings Hammer Football Club went 10-2-2 in 2022 and has made the playoffs in each of its two seasons. The club was coached last season by former FC Cincinnati player Paul Nicholson.

Fort Wayne FC went 9-3-2 last season, and were led by longtime Valpo head coach Mike Avery. Notably for USMNT fans, program legend DaMarcus Beasley is amongst the leadership of his hometown club.

Toledo Villa is a fellow former NPSL side and enters their third season in USL League Two. Villa has played out of the University of Toledo.

Dayton Dutch Lions was founded the same year as FC Buffalo, and the 14-year-old club once boasted USWNT star Rose Lavelle on its women’s roster.

Cleveland Force SC joined USL League Two in 2022 and is looking to pick up steam heading into its second campaign.

Here’s how the table looks before a game’s played…

USL League Two 2023 - Valley Division