NWSL Challenge Cup in 2022
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The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup is going to be held from March 18 to May 7. This is the third annual Challenge Cup for the league. Here in this article, you are going to know the schedule, TV coverage info, and more.

HOW TO WATCH

MARCH

25

2022

TV Channel: CBS

TIME

7:30

PM/ET

WATCH LIVE FROM HERE

Preview:

The 2022 edition will feature 12 clubs, with Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC as new expansion sides, and will have three regional divisions playing six group matches.

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The Challenge Cup begins on Friday, March 18 as Racing Louisville FC host Kansas City Current at Lynn Family Stadium, and Pacific Northwest rivals OL Reign and Portland Thorns FC go head to head in Seattle at Lumen Field. Opening weekend will continue Saturday, March 19 with a tripleheader, and the Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars close out the weekend Sunday night.

Here’s our guide to the 2022 Challenge Cup, including the full schedule and how to watch, more on the format and regions for the tournament.

NWSL Challenge Cup Schedule 2022:

Here is the full schedule of the tournament.

Friday, March 25

Time Match TV Channel
07:30 pm EDT Racing Louisville FC vs. Houston Dash Paramount+
07:30 pm EDT Washington Spirit vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC Paramount+
08:30 pm EDT Chicago Red Stars vs. Kansas City Paramount+

Saturday, March 26

Time Match TV Channel
04:00 pm EDT Angel City vs. OL Reign Paramount+
07:00 pm EDT North Carolina Courage vs. Orlando Pride Paramount+
10:00 pm EDT San Diego Wave vs. Portland Thorns FC Paramount+
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Wednesday, March 30

Time Match TV Channel
07:00 pm EDT Orlando Pride vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC Paramount+
07:30 pm EDT Washington Spirit vs. North Carolina Courage Paramount+
07:30 pm EDT Chicago Red Stars vs. Racing Louisville FC Paramount+
08:30 pm EDT Houston Dash vs. Kansas City Paramount+
10:00 pm EDT Portland Thorns FC vs. Angel City Paramount+

Saturday, April 2

Time Match TV Channel
03:00 pm EDT Kansas City vs. Racing Louisville FC Paramount+
04:00 pm EDT San Diego Wave vs. Angel City Paramount+
08:00 pm EDT Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash Paramount+
10:00 pm EDT Portland Thorns FC vs. OL Reign Paramount+

Sunday, April 3

Time Match TV Channel
03:00 pm EDT NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. North Carolina Courage Paramount+
04:00 pm EDT Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride Paramount+

Thursday, April 14

Time Match TV Channel
10:00 pm EDT OL Reign vs. San Diego Wave Paramount+

Friday, April 15

Time Match TV Channel
08:00 pm EDT Kansas City vs. Houston Dash CBS Sports Network

Saturday, April 16

Time Match TV Channel
07:00 pm EDT Orlando Pride vs. North Carolina Courage Paramount+
07:30 pm EDT Racing Louisville FC vs. Chicago Red Stars Paramount+

Sunday, April 17

Time Match TV Channel
03:00 pm EDT NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Washington Spirit Paramount+
06:00 pm EDT OL Reign vs. Angel City CBS Sports Network
07:00 pm EDT Portland Thorns FC vs. San Diego Wave Paramount+

Saturday, April 23

Time Match TV Channel
01:00 pm EDT North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit Paramount+, CBS
07:00 pm EDT NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Orlando Pride Paramount+
10:00 pm EDT San Diego Wave vs. OL Reign Paramount+

Sunday, April 24

Time Match TV Channel
05:00 pm EDT Kansas City vs. Chicago Red Stars Paramount+
06:00 pm EDT Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC CBS Sports Network
09:00 pm EDT Angel City vs. Portland Thorns FC Paramount+
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Wednesday, May 4

Time Match TV Channel
08:00 pm EDT TBD vs. TBD CBS Sports Network
10:00 pm EDT TBD vs. TBD Paramount+

Saturday, May 7

Time Match TV Channel
01:00 pm EDT TBD vs. TBD CBS, Paramount+

How to Watch NWSL Challenge Cup 2022 Online and on TV?

In total, three games will be broadcasted live on CBS throughout the competition. Joining the game on April 2 is a game on April 23 with North Carolina Courage playing Washington Spirit. Then, the Championship is also on CBS.

CBS Sports Network will air the first of two Challenge Cup semifinal matches on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET, with the second semifinal match at 10 p.m. streaming exclusively on Paramount+. The Championship game, slated for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff, will be televised live on the CBS Television Network and streamed live on Paramount+ Saturday, May 7.

Every match of the NWSL Challenge Cup will be available to live stream on Paramount+.

Tournament Format:

The NWSL Challenge Cup precedes the regular season. Spanning just under two months, the 12 teams were divided into three groups of four. Each side plays the other teams in their groups home and away. Then, the three group winners, as well as the best second-place team, advance to the knockout stage. From there, it is single-elimination, with the two semifinal winners playing on May 7 for the title.

Groups:

EAST CENTRAL WEST
North Carolina Courage
Chicago Red Stars
Angel City FC
NJ/NY Gotham FC
Houston Dash
OL Reign
Orlando Pride
Kansas City Current
Portland Thorns FC
Washington Spirit
Racing Louisville FC
San Diego Wave FC

 

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