The eighth season the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) begins on the weekend of April 18–19, 2020. The regular season runs through Sunday, October 18, 2020. The league has released the full schedule, which includes a break for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Forward Hayley Raso has left the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) to sign a six-month contract with Everton in the FA Women's Super League (FA WSL). Portland retains the rights to Raso should she return to the NWSL.
The North Carolina Courage made four selections at the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft: forward Ally Watt (Texas A&M) at No. 6; defender Sinclaire Miramontez (Nebraska) at No. 27; defender Addisyn Merrick (Kansas) at No. 28; and midfielder Brianne Folds (Auburn) at No. 36.