2022 NWSL schedule announced, regular season begins April 29

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The wait is over. On Wednesday, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced the full schedule for the 2022 NWSL regular season.

When does the 2022 NWSL season start?

The NWSL’s 10th season begins with the third annual Challenge Cup, which serves as a preseason tournament. The Challenge Cup begins on Saturday, March 19 and will end on Saturday, May 7.

There will be some overlap between the Challenge Cup and the regular NWSL season, which begins on Friday, April 29. As it stands now, six NWSL teams are currently slated to play regular season games on May 7, the same day as the Challenge Cup Final. The NWSL did not immediately return a request for comment about a potential contingency/priority plan if any of those six teams (North Carolina, Portland, Chicago, Washington, San Diego, and NJ/NY) qualify for the Challenge Cup Final. A spokesperson for the San Diego Wave said the Challenge Cup Final would take priority and the regular season game would be rescheduled.

The 2022 NWSL season will feature a 22-game regular season, with each of the league’s 12 teams playing both a home and away game against every other club. The regular season will run until Sunday, October 2.

The top six teams will qualify for the NWSL Playoffs. The 2022 NWSL Championship Final is slated for the weekend of October 28, 2022.

2022 NWSL Schedule – All Regular Season Games

Date

Home Team

Away Team

Stadium

Time (ET)

Friday, April 29

Angel City FC

North Carolina Courage

Banc of California Stadium

10:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

Portland Thorns FC

Kansas City Current

Providence Park

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

Chicago Red Stars

Racing Louisville FC

SeatGeek Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

Washington Spirit

OL Reign

Audi Field

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

Houston Dash

San Diego Wave FC

PNC Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

Orlando Pride

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

Challenge Cup Semifinal #1 (Details TBD)

Wednesday, May 4

Challenge Cup Semifinal #2 (Details TBD)

Saturday, May 7

Challenge Cup Final (Details TBD)

Saturday, May 7

North Carolina Courage

Portland Thorns FC

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

Chicago Red Stars

Washington Spirit

SeatGeek Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

San Diego Wave FC

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Torero Stadium

10:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 8

Kansas City Current

Houston Dash

Children’s Mercy Park

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 8

OL Reign

Racing Louisville FC

Lumen Field

6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 8

Angel City FC

Orlando Pride

Banc of California Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 13

Portland Thorns FC

OL Reign

Providence Park

10:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

Orlando Pride

Kansas City Current

Exploria Stadium

6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

NJ/NY Gotham FC

North Carolina Courage

Red Bull Arena

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

Racing Louisville FC

Houston Dash

Lynn Family Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

San Diego Wave FC

Chicago Red Stars

Torero Stadium

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

Washington Spirit

Angel City FC

Audi Field

5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18

North Carolina Courage

Orlando Pride

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18

Racing Louisville FC

San Diego Wave FC

Lynn Family Stadium

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18

Portland Thorns FC

Washington Spirit

Providence Park

10:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 21

Portland Thorns FC

Houston Dash

Providence Park

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 21

Angel City FC

Kansas City Current

Banc of California Stadium

10:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 22

North Carolina Courage

San Diego Wave FC

Wakemed Soccer Park

2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 22

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Racing Louisville FC

Red Bull Arena

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 22

OL Reign

Washington Spirit

Lumen Field

6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 22

Orlando Pride

Chicago Red Stars

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25

OL Reign

Kansas City Current

Lumen Field

10:00 p.m.

Friday, May 27

Orlando Pride

Washington Spirit

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 28

Chicago Red Stars

Portland Thorns FC

SeatGeek Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 29

OL Reign

San Diego Wave FC

Lumen Field

3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 29

Houston Dash

North Carolina Courage

PNC Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 29

Angel City FC

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Banc of California Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 30

Kansas City Current

Racing Louisville FC

Children’s Mercy Park

3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1

Washington Spirit

Chicago Red Stars

Segra

7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 3

Houston Dash

Orlando Pride

PNC Stadium

8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 3

Portland Thorns FC

Angel City FC

Providence Park

10:30 p.m

Saturday, June 4

Chicago Red Stars

OL Reign

SeatGeek Stadium

3:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 4

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Washington Spirit

Red Bull Arena

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 4

Kansas City Current

San Diego Wave FC

Children’s Mercy Park

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4

Racing Louisville FC

North Carolina Courage

Lynn Family Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8

San Diego Wave FC

Portland Thorns FC

Torero Stadium

10:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

Washington Spirit

North Carolina Courage

Segra

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

Kansas City Current

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Children’s Mercy Park

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

Racing Louisville FC

Angel City FC

Lynn Family Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 12

Chicago Red Stars

Orlando Pride

SeatGeek Stadium

6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 12

Houston Dash

Portland Thorns FC

PNC Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 12

San Diego Wave FC

OL Reign

Torero Stadium

10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15

Angel City FC

Houston Dash

Banc of California Stadium

10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 17

Washington Spirit

Racing Louisville FC

Segra

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18

Kansas City Current

Chicago Red Stars

Children’s Mercy Park

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18

OL Reign

Angel City FC

Lumen Field

10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 19

Portland Thorns FC

Orlando Pride

Providence Park

3:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 19

NJ/NY Gotham FC

San Diego Wave FC

Red Bull Arena

4:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 19

North Carolina Courage

Houston Dash

Wakemed Soccer Park

5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 1

OL Reign

North Carolina Courage

Lumen Field

10:00 p.m.

Friday, July 1

Angel City FC

Portland Thorns FC

Banc of California Stadium

10:30 p.m.

Friday, July 1

Houston Dash

Kansas City Current

PNC Stadium

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 2

Orlando Pride

Racing Louisville FC

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 2

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Chicago Red Stars

Red Bull Arena

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 3

San Diego Wave FC

Washington Spirit

Torero Stadium

5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 8

Orlando Pride

Houston Dash

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 8

Racing Louisville FC

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Lynn Family Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 9

Angel City FC

San Diego Wave FC

Banc of California Stadium

10:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10

Washington Spirit

Kansas City Current

Segra

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 10

Chicago Red Stars

North Carolina Courage

SeatGeek Stadium

6:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 10

OL Reign

Portland Thorns FC

Lumen Field

6:00 p.m.

Friday, July 15

North Carolina Courage

Angel City FC

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15

San Diego Wave FC

Racing Louisville FC

Torero Stadium

10:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 16

Houston Dash

Chicago Red Stars

PNC Stadium

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 16

Portland Thorns FC

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Providence Park

10:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 17

Washington Spirit

Orlando Pride

Audi Field

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 17

Kansas City Current

OL Reign

Children’s Mercy Park

7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 29

North Carolina Courage

Washington Spirit

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 29

Racing Louisville FC

Portland Thorns FC

Lynn Family Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 30

Chicago Red Stars

San Diego Wave FC

Soldier Field

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 30

Angel City FC

OL Reign

Banc of California Stadium

10:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 31

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Houston Dash

Red Bull Arena

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 31

Kansas City Current

Orlando Pride

Children’s Mercy Park

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2

Racing Louisville FC

OL Reign

Lynn Family Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 5

Racing Louisville FC

Washington Spirit

Lynn Family Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 5

Portland Thorns FC

North Carolina Courage

Providence Park

10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 7

San Diego Wave FC

Kansas City Current

Torero Stadium

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 7

Chicago Red Stars

NJ/NY Gotham FC

SeatGeek Stadium

6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 7

OL Reign

Houston Dash

Lumen Field

6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 7

Orlando Pride

Angel City FC

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10

Washington Spirit

Portland Thorns FC

Segra

7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 12

Houston Dash

Racing Louisville FC

PNC Stadium

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13

San Diego Wave FC

Orlando Pride

Torero Stadium

5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 13

North Carolina Courage

Kansas City Current

Wakemed Soccer Park

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14

OL Reign

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Lumen Field

3:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14

Angel City FC

Chicago Red Stars

Banc of California Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17

Houston Dash

NJ/NY Gotham FC

PNC Stadium

8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 19

Kansas City Current

Angel City FC

Children’s Mercy Park

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Orlando Pride

TBA

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20

North Carolina Courage

Chicago Red Stars

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20

San Diego Wave FC

Houston Dash

Torero Stadium

10:00 p.m.

Friday, August 26

Orlando Pride

OL Reign

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 27

Racing Louisville FC

Chicago Red Stars

Lynn Family Stadium

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27

Houston Dash

Washington Spirit

PNC Stadium

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27

Portland Thorns FC

San Diego Wave FC

Providence Park

10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 28

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Angel City FC

Red Bull Arena

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28

Kansas City Current

North Carolina Courage

Children’s Mercy Park

7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 9

OL Reign

Chicago Red Stars

Lumen Field

10:00 p.m.

Friday, September 9

Orlando Pride

Portland Thorns FC

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10

Washington Spirit

San Diego Wave FC

Audi Field

5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10

North Carolina Courage

Racing Louisville FC

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 11

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Kansas City Current

Red Bull Arena

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 11

Houston Dash

Angel City FC

PNC Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14

Chicago Red Stars

Kansas City Current

SeatGeek Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Friday, September 16

Racing Louisville FC

Orlando Pride

Lynn Family Stadium

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 17

Washington Spirit

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Audi Field

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 17

North Carolina Courage

OL Reign

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 17

Chicago Red Stars

Houston Dash

SeatGeek Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 17

San Diego Wave FC

Angel City FC

SnapDragon Stadium

9:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 18

Kansas City Current

Portland Thorns FC

Children’s Mercy Park

5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21

Portland Thorns FC

Racing Louisville FC

Providence Park

10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21

Angel City FC

Washington Spirit

Banc of California Stadium

10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21

NJ/NY Gotham FC

OL Reign

Red Bull Arena

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21

Orlando Pride

North Carolina Courage

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

North Carolina Courage

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Wakemed Soccer Park

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

Houston Dash

OL Reign

PNC Stadium

8:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 25

Kansas City Current

Washington Spirit

Children’s Mercy Park

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 25

Portland Thorns FC

Chicago Red Stars

Providence Park

6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 25

Orlando Pride

San Diego Wave FC

Exploria Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 25

Angel City FC

Racing Louisville FC

Banc of California Stadium

8:00 p.m.

Friday, September 30

San Diego Wave FC

North Carolina Courage

SnapDragon Stadium

9:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Portland Thorns FC

Red Bull Arena

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

Washington Spirit

Houston Dash

Audi Field

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

Racing Louisville FC

Kansas City Current

Lynn Family Stadium

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

OL Reign

Orlando Pride

Lumen Field

10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 2

Chicago Red Stars

Angel City FC

SeatGeek Stadium

6:00 p.m.

How to Watch NWSL Games

CBS has U.S. broadcast rights of NWSL games. The 2022 NWSL season will air across CBS, CBS Sports Network, and Paramount+ – with the exact TV/platform schedule set to be announced in the coming weeks. Twitch, which provides streaming for fans outside of the United States, will also “stream select games in the United States,” according to an NWSL press release.

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