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OL Reign schedule revealed for NWSL Challenge Cup

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The club kicks off the tournament against Sky Blue on June 30 at 7 PM PT.

Nikita Taparia

The full NWSL Challenge Cup schedule was released by the league today. OL Reign will kick off the tournament against Sky Blue FC on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 PM PT.

The club has three additional matches before the quarterfinals begin:

  • Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 AM PT: OL Reign v. Washington Spirit
  • Wednesday, July 8 at 9:30 AM PT: Utah Royals v. OL Reign
  • Sunday, July 12 at 7 PM PT: Portland Thorns v. OL Reign

The top eight teams from the preliminary stage will advance to the quarterfinal knockout round, which begins on Friday, July 17. That would give the Reign five days to recover — as long as they avoid the bottom of the table in the opening rounds of play.

All matches will be played at either 9:30 AM PDT or 7 PM PDT, presumably to avoid hot afternoon matches and to allow enough time for crews to clean the facilities between games.

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.

Every game through the quarterfinals will be played at Zions Bank Stadium, with the semifinals and championship game taking place at Rio Tinto Stadium, home to the Utah Royals and RSL.

Teams can bring 28 players to the tournament, and all clubs must submit their final rosters by June 21.

A full schedule is below, and All for XI’s Steph Yang kindly created a Google Calendar link if you want to import all Challenge Cup matches to your calendar.

And our very own Steve Voght has updated his OL Reign calendar to reflect their Challenge Cup matches.

NWSL Challenge Cup Schedule

DATE TIME (PDT) HOME AWAY PLATFORM
DATE TIME (PDT) HOME AWAY PLATFORM
Saturday, June 27 9:30 AM NC Courage Portland Thorns FC CBS & CBS ALL ACCESS
Saturday, June 27 7:00 PM Orlando Pride Chicago Red Stars CBS ALL ACCESS
Tuesday, June 30 9:30 AM Washington Spirit Utah Royals FC CBS ALL ACCESS
Tuesday, June 30 7:00 PM OL Reign Sky Blue FC CBS ALL ACCESS
Wednesday, July 1 9:30 AM Portland Thorns FC Orlando Pride CBS ALL ACCESS
Wednesday, July 1 7:00 PM NC Courage Houston Dash CBS ALL ACCESS
Saturday, July 4 9:30 AM OL Reign Washington Spirit CBS ALL ACCESS
Saturday, July 4 7:00 PM Chicago Red Stars Utah Royals FC CBS ALL ACCESS
Sunday, July 5 9:30 AM Sky Blue FC Houston Dash CBS ALL ACCESS
Sunday, July 5 7:00 PM Orlando Pride NC Courage CBS ALL ACCESS
Wednesday, July 8 9:30 AM Utah Royals FC OL Reign CBS ALL ACCESS
Wednesday, July 8 7:00 PM Washington Spirit Portland Thorns FC CBS ALL ACCESS
Thursday, July 9 9:30 AM Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars CBS ALL ACCESS
Thursday, July 9 7:00 PM Sky Blue FC Orlando Pride CBS ALL ACCESS
Sunday, July 12 9:30 AM Utah Royals FC NC Courage CBS ALL ACCESS
Sunday, July 12 7:00 PM Portland Thorns FC OL Reign CBS ALL ACCESS
Monday, July 13 9:30 AM Chicago Red Stars Sky Blue FC CBS ALL ACCESS
Monday, July 13 7:00 PM Houston Dash Washington Spirit CBS ALL ACCESS
Friday, July 17 9:30 AM Quarterfinal 1 CBS ALL ACCESS
Friday, July 17 7:00 PM Quarterfinal 2 CBS ALL ACCESS
Saturday, July 18 9:30 AM Quarterfinal 3 CBS ALL ACCESS
Saturday, July 18 7:00 PM Quarterfinal 4 CBS ALL ACCESS
Wednesday, July 22 9:30 AM Semifinal 1 CBS ALL ACCESS
Wednesday, July 22 7:00 PM Semifinal 2 CBS ALL ACCESS
Sunday, July 26 9:30 AM Championship CBS & CBS ALL ACCESS