The National Women's Soccer League announced May 27 that the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, presented by P&G and Secret, will mark the return to action for all nine clubs, including Chicago Red Stars.
The 25-game tournament will kick off Saturday, June 27, at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. While spectators will not be in attendance, fans can catch all the action via CBS All Access, with the opener and championship game also airing live on CBS.
This tournament marks the league's first competition since the 2019 NWSL Championship which saw the North Carolina Courage defeat the Red Stars to become back-to-back NWSL champions. In addition to the tournament's presenting sponsors P&G and Secret, the league also announced a new multi-year partnership with Verizon.
The format of the tournament will feature the league's nine clubs each playing four games in the preliminary rounds to determine seeding. The top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals, when the tournament becomes a knockout competition. The semifinals and Final presented by Budweiser will be played at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, with the championship match slated for Sunday, July 26, when the tournament MVP Award, presented by Budweiser, will also be announced.