Chicago (April 27, 2021) - The Chicago Red Stars announced today the club's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) 2021 Regular Season schedule. Chicago kicks off the season on Sunday, May 16 at 6pm CT when they face Portland Thorns FC. The home opener is set for Saturday, May 22 at 7pm CT at SeatGeek Stadium against NY/NJ Gotham FC.
In accordance with Illinois health and safety guidelines, fans will be allowed to attend Chicago Red Stars home matches at a reduced capacity starting with the team's home opener on May 22. You can review the team's current COVID Safety Protocols here: www.chicagoredstars.com/covid-protocol . Please note, these protocols are subject to change.
Since COVID guidelines continue to evolve, the club is currently holding the release of single game tickets for August and beyond to ensure they are making the best seats available and providing the best experience possible.
Fans interested in purchasing single match tickets, click www.chicagoredstars.com/tickets for more information.
The 2021 NWSL Regular Season will see all 10 clubs scheduled to play 24 matches, with the Red Stars set to play 12 home and 12 away games. Notable matchups include the first-ever match between Chicago and expansion team Racing Louisville on Saturday, June 26 at SeatGeek Stadium, and a late-season home clash against Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, September 25.
The Red Stars enter their eighth season in the NWSL after reaching consecutive championship matches in 2019 and 2020 along with six consecutive league playoff appearances. Six teams will qualify for an expanded NWSL playoffs set to take place beginning in November 2021, with the top two seeds receiving a first-round bye. The 2021 campaign will end with the NWSL Championship the weekend of November 20.
CHICAGO RED STARS 2021 NWSL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
The full local broadcast schedule will be available at a later date. Kick-off times are subject to change. Home matches are in bold.
DATE HOME AWAY STADIUM DATE
Sunday, May 16 Portland Thorns Chicago Red Stars Providence Park 6:00 PM CT
Saturday, May 22 Chicago Red Stars NJ/NY Gotham FC SeatGeek Stadium 7:00 PM CT
Wedneday, May 26 Kansas City Chicago Red Stars Legends Field 7:00 PM CT
Saturday, May 29 Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars BBVA Stadium 7:30 PM CT
Saturday, June 5 Chicago Red Stars NC Courage SeatGeek Stadium 2:00 PM CT
Saturday, June 19 Chicago Red Stars Washington Spirit SeatGeek Stadium 7:00 PM CT
Tuesday, June 22 OL Reign Chicago Red Stars Cheney Stadium 9:00 PM CT
Saturday, June 26 Chicago Red Stars Racing Louisville SeatGeek Stadium 1:00 PM CT
Friday, July 2 Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars Segra Field 6:00 PM CT
Sunday, July 11 Chicago Red Stars Houston Dash SeatGeek Stadium 5:00 PM CT
Sunday, July 18 Chicago Red Stars OL Reign SeatGeek Stadium 5:00 PM CT
Sunday, July 25 NJ/NY Gotham FC Chicago Red Stars Red Bull Arena 4:00 PM CT
Sunday, August 1 Chicago Red Stars Washington Spirit SeatGeek Stadium 5:00 PM CT
Sunday, August 8 Chicago Red Stars Orlando Spirit SeatGeek Stadium 5:00 PM CT
Sunday, August 15 NC Courage Chicago Red Stars Sahlen's Stadium at
WakeMed Soccer Park 5:00 PM CT
Wednesday, August 18 Racing Louisville Chicago Red Stars Lynn Family Stadium 6:30 PM CT
Saturday, August 28 Chicago Red Stars Kansas City SeatGeek Stadium 7:00 PM CT
Saturday, September 4 NJ/NY Gotham FC Chicago Red Stars Red Bull Arena 6:00 PM CT
Friday, September 10 Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars BBVA Stadium 7:30 PM CT
Saturday, September 25 Chicago Red Stars Portland Thorns SeatGeek Stadium 7:00 PM CT
Saturday, October 2 Chicago Red Stars Orlando Pride SeatGeek Stadium 7:00 PM CT
Sunday, October 10 OL Reign Chicago Red Stars Cheney Stadium 6:00 PM CT
Saturday, October 16 Chicago Red Stars Kansas City SeatGeek Stadium 7:00 PM CT
Friday, October 29 Orlando Pride Chicago Red Stars Exploria Stadium 6:00 PM CT