2018 NWSL Schedule

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has released its 2018 schedule as the league prepares to enter its sixth season. The regular season opens on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in North Carolina in a rematch of the 2017 NWSL Championship game with runners-up Courage hosting the Thorns in Lifetime’s Game of the Week.

The regular season runs through September with the final day of regular-season play ending on September 8.

With the Boston Breakers folding, the league has been reduced to nine teams and this year’s schedule reflects that with several midweek games.

New kids on the block Utah Royals FC open up their inaugural season on the road against Orlando on March 24, and open up at home at Rio Tinto Stadium on April 14.

The league will not play during the weekend of April 7–8 due to the April 2–10 FIFA window. During subsequent FIFA windows (June 4–12 and August 27–September 4), only the following matches will be played:

  • June 8: Sky Blue FC vs. Washington Spirit;
  • September 1: Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue FC

Format

Each club will play 24 regular-season games (12 home, 12 away) in a single table. Teams will face each other three times.

The top four teams in the table advance to the semifinals to be played during the weekend of September 14–16. The NWSL Championship will be held on Saturday, September 22, at a venue to be announced later.

How to Watch

Lifetime will air 20 matches as part of the NWSL Game of the Week broadcast. The remaining games will be livestreamed on the go90 app and website for supporters in the United States, while international fans can watch games on the NWSL app and nwslsoccer.com.

Full Schedule

All times Eastern.

DateDayTimeHomeAwayVenueWatch
March 24, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETNorth Carolina CouragePortland Thorns FCSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer ParkLifetime
March 24, 2018Saturday7:30 PM ETOrlando PrideUtah Royals FCOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
March 24, 2018Saturday10:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCWashington SpiritUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
March 25, 2018Sunday5:00 PM ETHouston DashChicago Red StarsBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
March 30, 2018Friday8:00 PM ETHouston DashUtah Royals FCBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
March 31, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETWashington SpiritOrlando PrideMaryland SoccerPlexLifetime
March 31, 2018Saturday8:15 PM ETChicago Red StarsPortland Thorns FCToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
March 31, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageSky Blue FCSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
April 14, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETUtah Royals FCChicago Red StarsRio Tinto StadiumLifetime
April 14, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETWashington SpiritNorth Carolina CourageMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
April 15, 2018Sunday6:00 PM ETPortland Thorns FCOrlando PrideProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
April 15, 2018Sunday5:00 PM ETSky Blue FCSeattle Reign FCYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
April 18, 2018Wednesday7:30 PM ETChicago Red StarsHouston DashToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
April 18, 2018Wednesday7:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageSeattle Reign FCSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
April 20, 2018Friday10:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCWashington SpiritProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
April 21, 2018Saturday8:00 PM ETChicago Red StarsSky Blue FCToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
April 21, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageUtah Royals FCSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer ParkLifetime
April 22, 2018Sunday5:00 PM ETOrlando PrideHouston DashOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
April 28, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETWashington SpiritChicago Red StarsMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
April 28, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETHouston DashNorth Carolina CourageBBVA Compass StadiumLifetime
April 28, 2018Saturday9:00 PM ETUtah Royals FCPortland Thorns FCRio Tinto Stadiumgo90/NWSL
April 28, 2018Saturday7:30 PM ETOrlando PrideSeattle Reign FCOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 2, 2018Wednesday7:30 PM ETChicago Red StarsOrlando PrideToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
May 5, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCHouston DashYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
May 5, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCSeattle Reign FCProvidence ParkLifetime
May 5, 2018Saturday9:00 PM ETUtah Royals FCWashington SpiritRio Tinto Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 6, 2018Sunday3:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageChicago Red StarsSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
May 9, 2018Wednesday9:00 PM ETUtah Royals FCOrlando PrideRio Tinto Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 9, 2018Wednesday8:00 PM ETHouston DashPortland Thorns FCBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 12, 2018Saturday8:00 PM ETChicago Red StarsHouston DashToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
May 12, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCOrlando PrideProvidence ParkLifetime
May 12, 2018Saturday10:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCSky Blue FCUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 12, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageWashington SpiritSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
May 19, 2018Saturday10:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCChicago Red StarsUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 19, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETUtah Royals FCHouston DashRio Tinto StadiumLifetime
May 19, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCNorth Carolina CourageYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
May 19, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETWashington SpiritPortland Thorns FCMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
May 23, 2018Wednesday7:30 PM ETOrlando PrideNorth Carolina CourageOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 23, 2018Wednesday8:00 PM ETHouston DashSeattle Reign FCBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 23, 2018Wednesday7:30 PM ETWashington SpiritSky Blue FCMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
May 25, 2018Friday10:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCUtah Royals FCProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
May 26, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETChicago Red StarsOrlando PrideToyota ParkLifetime
May 26, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCSeattle Reign FCYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
May 27, 2018Sunday6:00 PM ETHouston DashWashington SpiritBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
May 30, 2018Wednesday10:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCNorth Carolina CourageProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
June 2, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETWashington SpiritChicago Red StarsMaryland SoccerPlexLifetime
June 2, 2018Saturday8:30 PM ETHouston DashNorth Carolina CourageBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 2, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCUtah Royals FCYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
June 3, 2018Sunday9:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCOrlando PrideUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 8, 2018Friday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCWashington SpiritYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
June 16, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETChicago Red StarsPortland Thorns FCToyota ParkLifetime
June 16, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETWashington SpiritSeattle Reign FCMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
June 16, 2018Saturday7:30 PM ETOrlando PrideSky Blue FCOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 16, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageUtah Royals FCSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
June 22, 2018Friday8:30 PM ETHouston DashPortland Thorns FCBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 23, 2018Saturday4:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCNorth Carolina CourageUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 23, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETWashington SpiritOrlando PrideMaryland SoccerPlexLifetime
June 23, 2018Saturday8:00 PM ETChicago Red StarsUtah Royals FCToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
June 27, 2018Wednesday7:30 PM ETOrlando PrideHouston DashOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 27, 2018Wednesday10:00 PM ETUtah Royals FCSeattle Reign FCRio Tinto Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 27, 2018Wednesday10:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCSky Blue FCProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
June 30, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETOrlando PrideNorth Carolina CourageOrlando City StadiumLifetime
June 30, 2018Saturday10:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCPortland Thorns FCUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
June 30, 2018Saturday10:00 PM ETUtah Royals FCSky Blue FCRio Tinto Stadiumgo90/NWSL
July 1, 2018Sunday6:00 PM ETChicago Red StarsWashington SpiritToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
July 4, 2018WednesdayTBDNorth Carolina CourageChicago Red StarsSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
July 6, 2018Friday11:00 PM ETPortland Thorns FCUtah Royals FCProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
July 7, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETSky Blue FCChicago Red StarsYurcak FieldLifetime
July 7, 2018Saturday10:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCHouston DashUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
July 7, 2018Saturday7:30 PM ETOrlando PrideWashington SpiritOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
July 11, 2018Wednesday8:30 PM ETHouston DashOrlando PrideBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
July 11, 2018Wednesday10:30 PM ETSeattle Reign FCUtah Royals FCUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
July 11, 2018Wednesday7:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageWashington SpiritSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
July 14, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCNorth Carolina CourageYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
July 14, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETUtah Royals FCOrlando PrideRio Tinto StadiumLifetime
July 14, 2018Saturday8:00 PM ETChicago Red StarsSeattle Reign FCToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
July 15, 2018Sunday11:00 PM ETPortland Thorns FCHouston DashProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
July 20, 2018Friday10:00 PM ETUtah Royals FCNorth Carolina CourageRio Tinto Stadiumgo90/NWSL
July 21, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETWashington SpiritHouston DashMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
July 21, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCPortland Thorns FCYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
July 21, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETOrlando PrideSeattle Reign FCOrlando City StadiumLifetime
July 28, 2018Saturday8:00 PM ETChicago Red StarsSky Blue FCToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
August 5, 2018Sunday6:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CouragePortland Thorns FCSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
August 5, 2018Sunday7:30 PM ETOrlando PrideSky Blue FCOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 5, 2018Sunday8:30 PM ETHouston DashUtah Royals FCBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 5, 2018Sunday9:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCWashington SpiritUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 8, 2018Wednesday10:00 PM ETUtah Royals FCWashington SpiritRio Tinto Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 10, 2018Friday8:00 PM ETChicago Red StarsNorth Carolina CourageToyota Parkgo90/NWSL
August 11, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETSky Blue FCHouston DashYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
August 11, 2018Saturday7:30 PM ETOrlando PridePortland Thorns FCOrlando City Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 11, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETUtah Royals FCSeattle Reign FCRio Tinto StadiumLifetime
August 15, 2018Wednesday10:30 PM ETSeattle Reign FCChicago Red StarsUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 17, 2018Friday8:30 PM ETHouston DashWashington SpiritBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 18, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCChicago Red StarsProvidence ParkLifetime
August 18, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageOrlando PrideSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
August 18, 2018Saturday6:30 PM ETSky Blue FCUtah Royals FCYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL
August 21, 2018Tuesday10:30 PM ETSeattle Reign FCHouston DashUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 22, 2018Wednesday11:00 PM ETPortland Thorns FCSky Blue FCProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
August 22, 2018Wednesday7:30 PM ETWashington SpiritUtah Royals FCMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
August 25, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETOrlando PrideChicago Red StarsOrlando City StadiumLifetime
August 25, 2018Saturday4:00 PM ETSeattle Reign FCNorth Carolina CourageUW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadiumgo90/NWSL
August 25, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETWashington SpiritPortland Thorns FCTBDgo90/NWSL
August 25, 2018Saturday8:30 PM ETHouston DashSky Blue FCBBVA Compass Stadiumgo90/NWSL
September 1, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETWashington SpiritSky Blue FCMaryland SoccerPlexgo90/NWSL
September 7, 2018Friday10:30 PM ETPortland Thorns FCSeattle Reign FCProvidence Parkgo90/NWSL
September 8, 2018Saturday3:30 PM ETUtah Royals FCChicago Red StarsRio Tinto StadiumLifetime
September 8, 2018Saturday7:00 PM ETNorth Carolina CourageHouston DashSahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Parkgo90/NWSL
September 8, 2018Saturday12:00 PM ETSky Blue FCOrlando PrideYurcak Fieldgo90/NWSL

 

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