Daejeon Citizen Fixtures 2017
|Daejeon Citizen before departing for a pre-season training camp in Spain. Credit: DCFC.co.kr|
However, this week the K League released the fixtures for, what should be a very strong, 2017 Challenge season.
Daejeon Citizen, arguable one of the league's promotion favourites, kick start their season with an away trip to the newly formed Ansan Greeners on Saturday 4th March before an enticing fixture with fellow promotion favourites Seongnam two weeks later for what will be Citizen's first home game of the season.
With Goyang Zaicro and Chungju Hummel both withdrawing from the K League the knock on effect is fewer midweek fixtures.
Daejeon's only Wednesday night fixture won't be until late August when the Purples make the long trip to Gyeongnam on the 23rd.
However, Daejeon do have a number of Monday night fixtures with their first being a trip to the Asiad to take on their former boss Cho Jinho and his new side Busan I Park on the 5th June.
The following Monday sees Daejeon entertain relegated Suwon FC before another Monday night fixture a fortnight later against E-Land at Jamsil.
Other notable fixtures include the visit of rebranded police team, Asan Mugunghwa, for the first time on Saturday 8th April at Daejeon World Cup Stadium with Citizen's first trip to the Yoo Sunshin Stadium on Saturday 28th May.
Seongnam, the K League's most successful side with no fewer than seven K League Classic titles to their name, will host Citizen for the first time since 2015 on Sunday May 21st.
Citizen will end the season with a home fixture against Ansan Greeners.
Fixture list in full:
Saturday 4th 3:00 Ansan Greeners (a)
Sunday 12th 3:00 Seongnam FC (h)
Saturday 18th 3:00 Seoul E-Land (h)
Sunday 26th 3:00 Gyeongnam (a)
Saturday 1st 3:00 Anyang (h)
Saturday 8th 3:00 Asan Mugunghwa (h)
Saturday 15th 3:00 Bucheon 1995 (a)
Saturday 22nd 3:00 Busan I Park (h)
Sunday 30th 3:00 Suwon FC (a)
Wednesday 3rd 3:00 Anyang (a)*
Sunday 7th 5:00 Gyeongnam (h)
Sunday 14th 3:00 Bucheon 1995 (a)
Sunday 21st 7:00 Seongnam (a)
Sunday 28th 7:00 Asan Mugunghwa (a)
Monday 5th 7:00 Busan I Park (a)
Monday 12th 7:30 Suwon FC (h)
Saturday 17th 7:00 Ansan Greeners (h)
Monday 26th 8:00 Seoul E-Land (a)
Monday 3rd 7:30 Anyang (h)
Sunday 9th 7:00 Bucheon 1995 (h)
Saturday 15th 7:00 Asan Mugunghwa (h)
Saturday 22nd 7:00 Ansan Greeners (a)
Saturday 5th 7:00 Suwon FC (a)
Sunday 14th 7:00 Busan I Park (h)
Sunday 20th 7:00 Seoul E-Land (h)
Wednesday 23rd 7:00 Gyeongnam (a)
Sunday 27th 7:00 Seongnam (h)
Sunday 3rd 7:00 Busan I Park (a)
Sunday 10th 7:00 Asan Mugunghwa (a)
Saturday 16th 7:00 Gyeongnam (h)
Saturday 23rd 7:00 Suwon FC (h)
Saturday 30th 3:00 Seoul E-Land (a)
Saturday 7th 3:00 Anyang (a)
Sunday 15th 3:00 Bucheon 1995 (h)
Sunday 22nd 3:00 Seongnam (a)
Sunday 29th 3:00 Ansan Greeners (h)
Information is courtesy of K League