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NWSL Challenge Cup Schedule Released As Utah Royals Plan To Defend Home Pitch

Jun 16, 2020, 10:13 AM | Updated: 10:14 am
The Utah Royals FC celebrate after forward Christen Press (23) scores the first goal of the game du...
The Utah Royals FC celebrate after forward Christen Press (23) scores the first goal of the game during the first half of a National Women's Soccer League match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Colter Peterson, Deseret News)
(Colter Peterson, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The National Women’s Soccer League is returning later this month with the return of the 2020 Challenge Cup scheduled to begin on June 30th. Utah Royals fans can now plan accordingly to watch their beloved Royals as they compete for the first time since the 2019 season.

The Utah Royals FC first game will be against the Washington Spirit on June 30 before facing Chicago on July 4 and OL Reign on July 8, finally, they will close their group stage out against North Carolina on July 12.

The opening game of the tournament, between the 2018 and 2019 NWSL Champions North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns will be broadcast on CBS on June 27.

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 the opening day continues with a matchup between the Orlando Pride and Chicago Red Stars on CBS All Access at 8 p.m. MT.

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

 

Tom Hackett is a Utah and Real Salt Lake Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the It’s Utah’s World Podcast (Utah Football themed) and The Lion’s Den Podcast (Real Salt Lake themed). Follow him on Twitter: @TomCantHackett.

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