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
|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|