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Utah Royals 2020 Schedule Announced, Features First Ever Fourth-Of-July Weekend Game

Utah Royals FC forward Katie Stengel (24). Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) and Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez (8) celebrate a goal during a soccer game against the Portland Thorns FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Royals announced the entirety of their 2020 schedule for the regular season.

The Utah Royals’ schedule includes 24 games where they will face each NWSL team three times.

As previously announced, the team’s first game is against the Portland Thorns on April 18 at Providence Park in Portland.  The first home game on the Utah Royals’ 2020 schedule is on April 24 against the Orlando Pride.

Good news for weekend warriors – the Utah Royals 2020 schedule will feature six home games on Friday nights.

The season will end in the same way it will begin – against the Portland Thorns at Providence Park.

For the first time in club history, the Royals will play a game over the Fourth of July Weekend. The game is against the Houston Dash on Friday, July 3 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Of course, there will be fireworks.

Utah Royals 2020 Schedule

April 18, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Portland Thorns

April 24, 2020 – Orlando Pride @ Utah Royals

May 5, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Washington Spirit

May 9, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Chicago Red Stars

May 16, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Houston Dash

May 22, 2020 – Portland Thorns @ Utah Royals

May 27, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Seattle Reign

May 30, 2020 – Chicago Red Stars @ Utah Royals

June 13, 2020 – Orlando Pride @ Utah Royals

June 20, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Sky Blue FC

July 3, 2020 – Houston Dash @ Utah Royals

July 10, 2020 – Utah Royals @ North Carolina Courage

July 18, 2020 – Washington Spirit @ Utah Royals

August 2, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Orlando Pride

August 8, 2020 – Seattle Reign @ Utah Royals

August 14, 2020 – North Carolina Courage @ Utah Royals

August 22, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Houston Dash

Septemeber 5, 2020 – Sky Blue FC @ Utah Royals 

September 13, 2020 – Utah Royals @ North Carolina Courage

September 25, 2020 – Washington Spirit @ Utah Royals

September 30, 2020 – Chicago Red Stars @ Utah Royals

October 7, 2020 – Seattle Reign @ Utah Royals

October 11, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Sky Blue FC

October 18, 2020 – Utah Royals @ Portland Thorns

The 2020 Utah Royals

The Utah Royals have a new coach for the 2020 season after Laura Harvey’s departure.

Harvey took a job with the USWNT and will be replaced by Craig Harrington.

Harrington, who hails from Middlesex, England, joins the Royals following stints as an academy coach in the Bay area and more recently an assistant coach with fellow NWSL club Chicago Red Stars. Harrington has also managed on the international level, from 2013 to 2016, he managed Turks and Caicos.

The Utah Royals finished last season with a 10-10-4 record.

The squad continues to gain popularity in Utah. Last season, they posted their highest ever attendance against the Washington Spirit on April 20 with 18,015 fans in the stands.