NWSL Announces Full Slate of Matches Ahead of 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Presented by P&G and Secret

NWSL ANNOUNCES FULL SLATE OF MATCHES FOR THE 2020 NWSL CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY P&G AND SECRET ON CBS, CBS ALL ACCESS AND TWITCH

Utah Royals FC Open Tournament Against Washington Spirit on June 30 Before Facing Chicago on July 4 and OL Reign on July 8; URFC Will Close Group Stage Against North Carolina on July 12

CHICAGO/SANDY (June 16, 2020)Utah Royal FC today announced its full schedule for the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by P&G and Secret as it gets set to open the season on Tuesday, June 30 against the Washington Spirit before an Independence Day clash with the Chicago Red Stars. URFC will then see a midweek clash with OL Reign on July 8 before closing the group stage against North Carolina on July 12.

The National Women’s Soccer League today announced CBS will air the opening match of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by P&G and Secret between back-to-back champions North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns FC on June 27 at 10:30 a.m. MT (12:30 p.m. ET).

The game marks the first-time professional women’s club soccer will be seen live on a national broadcast network in the United States. The CBS broadcast coverage of the opening match will also stream live on CBS All Access, and opening day continues with a matchup between the Orlando Pride and Chicago Red Stars on CBS All Access at 8 p.m. MT (10 p.m. ET).

“The NWSL and our players are proud to lead the return to play in the confident and bold manner our fans have come to expect” said NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird. “The NWSL Challenge Cup presented by P&G and their Secret deodorant brand will feature the best women soccer players in the world on an innovative stage built for the times. And thanks to CBS, more Americans than ever will be able to watch. I can’t wait to get started.”

“We are excited to showcase the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup across CBS, CBS All Access and CBS Sports Network and kick off the tournament with Portland Thorns FC facing two-time defending champion North Carolina Courage on CBS,” said Dan Weinberg, EVP, Programming, CBS Sports. “Utilizing the strength of our platforms and reach across broadcast, cable and digital, we look forward to bringing fans world class soccer with all 25 games of this month-long tournament.”

“The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup marks an exciting moment for CBS All Access subscribers and NWSL fans, who will be able to see every tournament game, including exclusive live coverage in the U.S and Canada of 23 matches on CBS All Access beginning opening day,” said Jeffrey Gerttula, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Sports Digital.

All double headers through the semifinals will be played at 10:30 a.m. MT (12:30 p.m. ET) and 8 p.m. MT (10 p.m. ET). Both the tournament opener and the Final will air on CBS and will be streamed on the CBS All Access subscription service. All other games will be live on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Canada and will re-air on CBS Sports Network. Fans outside the U.S. and Canada can stream the full tournament on Twitch.

2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Broadcast Schedule

**All games will be streamed outside the U.S. and Canada on Twitch**

**All games will re-air on CBS Sports Network**

DATE

TIME (MT)

VENUE

HOME

AWAY

PLATFORM

Saturday, June 27

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

NC Courage

Portland Thorns FC

CBS & CBS ALL ACCESS

Saturday, June 27

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Orlando Pride

Chicago Red Stars

CBS ALL ACCESS

Tuesday, June 30

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Washington Spirit

Utah Royals FC

CBS ALL ACCESS

Tuesday, June 30

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

OL Reign

Sky Blue FC

CBS ALL ACCESS

Wednesday, July 1

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Portland Thorns FC

Orlando Pride

CBS ALL ACCESS

Wednesday, July 1

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

NC Courage

Houston Dash

CBS ALL ACCESS

Saturday, July 4

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

OL Reign

Washington Spirit

CBS ALL ACCESS

Saturday, July 4

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Chicago Red Stars

Utah Royals FC

CBS ALL ACCESS

Sunday, July 5

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Sky Blue FC

Houston Dash

CBS ALL ACCESS

Sunday, July 5

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Orlando Pride

NC Courage

CBS ALL ACCESS

Wednesday, July 8

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Utah Royals FC

OL Reign

CBS ALL ACCESS

Wednesday, July 8

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Washington Spirit

Portland Thorns FC

CBS ALL ACCESS

Thursday, July 9

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Houston Dash

Chicago Red Stars

CBS ALL ACCESS

Thursday, July 9

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Sky Blue FC

Orlando Pride

CBS ALL ACCESS

Sunday, July 12

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Utah Royals FC

NC Courage

CBS ALL ACCESS

Sunday, July 12

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Portland Thorns FC

OL Reign

CBS ALL ACCESS

Monday, July 13

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Chicago Red Stars

Sky Blue FC

CBS ALL ACCESS

Monday, July 13

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Houston Dash

Washington Spirit

CBS ALL ACCESS

Friday, July 17

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Quarterfinal 1

 

CBS ALL ACCESS

Friday, July 17

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Quarterfinal 2

 

CBS ALL ACCESS

Saturday, July 18

10:30 AM

Zions Bank Stadium

Quarterfinal 3

 

CBS ALL ACCESS

Saturday, July 18

8:00 PM

Zions Bank Stadium

Quarterfinal 4

 

CBS ALL ACCESS

Wednesday, July 22

10:30 AM

Rio Tinto Stadium

Semifinal 1

 

CBS ALL ACCESS

Wednesday, July 22

8:00 PM

Rio Tinto Stadium

Semifinal 2

 

CBS ALL ACCESS

Sunday, July 26

10:30 AM

Rio Tinto Stadium

Final

 

CBS & CBS ALL ACCESS

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