Chicago (March 9, 2021) - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the remainder of the schedule along with the broadcast details of the group stage for the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, presented by Secret Deodorant.
Following the tournament's opening match between the Chicago Red Stars and Houston Dash at BBVA Stadium on Friday, April 9, the Red Stars return home to SeatGeek Stadium for a pair of matchups against Portland Thorns FC and KC NWSL.
Chicago hosts Portland on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30pm CT. They will take on KC NWSL on Tuesday April 20 at 7:30pm CT. Both matches will stream on Paramount+.
Both of Chicago's matches at SeatGeek Stadium will be closed to the general public.
The Red Stars will finish their group stage campaign at Cheney Stadium against OL Reign on Tuesday, April 27 at 9pmCT on Paramount+.
The final will air on the CBS Television Network and stream on Paramount+, and every other game will stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. All games will be available internationally on Twitch, including in Canada for all games that are not on CBS Sports Network.
The 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by Secret Deodorant will see the league's 10 teams organized into two divisions, East and West. Each team will play four matches in home markets, as approved by the NWSL's Medical Task Force, followed by the top team from each division competing in the final slated for May 8, 2021 on CBS. The championship site will be determined by the league at a later date. For a full list of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup rules and regulations that differ from NWSL's regular season policies and procedures, click here.
2021 NWSL CHALLENGE CUP
PRESENTED BY SECRET DEODORANT SCHEDULE
**All games to stream internationally on Twitch**
DATE TIME (EST) HOME AWAY VENUE PLATFORM
Friday, April 9 8:30 PM Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars BBVA Stadium CBSSN
Friday, April 9 10:30 PM Portland Thorns FC Kansas City Providence Park Paramount+
Saturday, April 10 3:30 PM NC Courage Washington Spirit Sahlen's Stadium Paramount+
Saturday, April 10 7 PM Racing Louisville FC Orlando Pride Lynn Family Stadium Paramount+
Wednesday, April 14 7 PM Orlando Pride Sky Blue FC Exploria Stadium CBSSN
Thursday, April 15 7:30 PM Chicago Red Stars Portland Thorns FC SeatGeek Stadium Paramount+
Friday, April 16 7 PM Washington Spirit Racing Louisville FC Segra Paramount+
Friday, April 16 10 PM OL Reign Houston Dash Cheney Stadium Paramount+
Tuesday, April 20 6 PM Sky Blue FC NC Courage Montclair State Paramount+
Tuesday, April 20 8:30 PM Chicago Red Stars Kansas City SeatGeek Stadium Paramount+
Wednesday, April 21 7 PM Orlando Pride Washington Spirit Exploria Stadium Paramount+
Wednesday, April 21 10 PM Portland Thorns FC OL Reign Providence Park CBSSN
Monday, April 26 6 PM Racing Louisville FC NC Courage Lynn Family Stadium Paramount+
Monday, April 26 8:30 PM Kansas City Houston Dash Field of Legends Paramount+
Tuesday, April 27 7 PM Washington Spirit Sky Blue FC Segra Paramount+
Tuesday, April 27 10 PM OL Reign Chicago Red Stars Cheney Stadium Paramount+
Saturday, May 1 7:30 PM NC Courage Orlando Pride Sahlen's Stadium CBSSN
Sunday, May 2 12:30 PM Sky Blue FC Racing Louisville FC Montclair State Paramount+
Sunday, May 2 4:30 PM Kansas City OL Reign Field of Legends Paramount+
Sunday, May 2 7:30 PM Houston Dash Portland Thorns FC BBVA Stadium Paramount+
Saturday, May 8 1 PM Championship TBD CBS, Paramount+