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NWSL Schedule 2022: Schedule Release Date, How to Watch, Top Games

March 18, 2022 by Madison Marx


2022 NWSL Schedule

The release of the National Women's Soccer League schedule is always a big moment on the soccer calendar, as it signals the first time fans can look ahead to the exact dates and times that they'll be able to head to the stadium to cheer on their favorite team. 

With the NWSL celebrating its 10th anniversary season, and Angel City and San Diego Wave making their debuts, there's plenty to be excited about this season. 

Vivid Seats has a full breakdown below of the 2022 NWSL schedule release and other key dates for the 2022 season. 

When is the NWSL Schedule Release Date? 

Soccer fans have been patiently waiting for the NWSL to release the 2022 schedule, which arrives later and later each year. The 2022 NSWL schedule was finally released on Wednesday, March 16. 

When is the NWSL Challenge Cup?

The fight for the Challenge Cup trophy starts on Friday, March 18, and concludes on Saturday, May 7. 

What is the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup Schedule?

Below is a full breakdown of the NWSL Challenge Cup schedule and how to watch the Challenge Cup from home. If you're an international viewer, the tournament will be streamed on Twitch. 

Friday, March 18 

  • Racing Louisville vs. Kansas City Current, 7:30 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • OL Reign vs. Portland Thorns FC, 9 p.m. ET (Paramount +)

Saturday, March 19 

  • Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit, 7 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • North Carolina Courage vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC, 7 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • Angel City FC vs. San Diego Wave FC, 9 p.m. (Paramount +) 

Sunday, March 20 

  • Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 

Friday, March 25

  • Racing Louisville FC vs. Houston Dash, 7:30 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • Washington Spirit vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC, 7:30 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • Chicago Red Stars vs. Kansas City Current, 8:30 p.m. (Paramount +) 

Saturday, March 26 

  • Angel City FC vs. OL Reign, 4:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • North Carolina Courage vs. Orlando Price, 7:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • San Diego Wave FC vs. Portland Thorns FC, 10:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)

Wednesday, March 3 

  • Orlando Pride vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC, 7:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • Washington Spirit vs. North Carolina Courage, 7:30 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • Chicago Red Stars vs. Racing Louisville FC, 7:30 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • Houston Dash vs. Kansas City Courage, 8:30 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • Portland Thorns vs. Angel City FC, 10:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)

Saturday, April 2

  • Kansas City Current vs. Racing Louisville FC, 3:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • San Diego Wave FC vs. Angel City FC, 4:00 p.m. ET (CBS/Paramount +)
  • Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash, 8:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • Portland Thorns FC vs. OL Reign, 10:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 

Sunday, April 3

  • NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. North Carolina Courage, 3:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride, 4:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)

Thursday, April 14 

  • OL Reign vs. San Diego Wave FC, 10:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 

Friday, April 15

  • Kansas City Current vs. Houston Dash, 8:00 p.m. ET (CBSSN) 

Saturday, April 16 

  • Orlando Pride vs. North Carolina Courage, 7:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • Racing Louisville FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 7:30 p.m. ET (Paramount +)

Sunday, April 17 

  • NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Washington Spirit, 3:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)
  • OL Reign vs. Angel City FC, 6:00 p.m. ET (CBSSN)
  • Portland Thorns FC vs. San Diego Wave FC, 7:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 

Saturday, April 23

  • North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS/Paramount +)
  • NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Orlando Pride, 7:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +) 
  • San Diego Wave FC vs. OL Reign, 10:00 p.m. ET (Paramount +)

Sunday, April 24

  • Kansas City Current vs. Chicago Red Stars, 5:00 p.m. (Paramount +) 
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC, 6:00 p.m. (CBSSN) 
  • Angel City FC vs. Portland Thorns FC, 9:00 p.m. (Paramount +)

The Challenge Cup semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday, May 4. The winners of each semifinal game will face off on Saturday, May 7 in the Challenge Cup championship. 

When is the NWSL Opening Weekend?

While the regular season will overlap with the 2022 Challenge Cup, NWSL Opening Weekend is scheduled for Friday, April 29. Opening weekend will commence at Banc of California Stadium as NWSL newcomer Angel City FC host North Carolina Courage. As the NWSL expands from 10 teams to 12 this year, the schedule will see each team play 22 matches, half at home and half away.

When is the 2022 NWSL Playoffs?

The NWSL playoffs will begin on Oct. 16, following the conclusion of the NWSL regular season on Oct. 2. Six teams will qualify for the NWSL playoffs, with the top two seeds recieving a first-round bye. 

When is the NWSL Championship?

The NWSL Championship will take place on Oct. 29. The site of the game has yet to be determined. 

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