Boyds, MD (February 21, 2018) – The Washington Spirit’s 24-game National Women’s Soccer League regular season schedule has been unveiled. Single game tickets for entire season will go on sale next week at Tickets.WashingtonSpirit.com.
All nine NWSL clubs will face off in a single table, 24-game regular season – with 12 home games and 12 away games – in which every team will take on each opponent three times. [FULL NWSL SCHEDULE]
Washington will open the regular season on the road against Seattle Reign FC on Saturday, March 24. Kickoff for the game at Memorial Stadium is set for 10 p.m. ET, with a live broadcast available on g90 in the U.S. and for international fans on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com.
Washington will open their 2018 home schedule against the Orlando Pride at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday, March 31. The game will be featured on national TV as the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. The last two visits to Maryland by the Pride sold out in 2016 and 2017, and over 1,000 tickets have already been sold following a two-day pre-sale this week. Tickets went on sale to the public this morning. [TICKETS]
Following the home opener, Washington will face the 2017 NWSL Shield winner North Carolina Courage on Saturday, April 14. On Saturday, June 2, the Spirit will play host to the Chicago Red Stars in their second nationally televised home game of the regular season. On June 23, Washington will host Orlando in another NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.
Over the course of the season, the Spirit will host three NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime matches at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Jenn Hildreth and Aly Wagner return to the broadcast booth for the NWSL Game of the Week on Saturdays during the regular season – while sideline reporter Dalen Cuff will also be back as the host of the pregame show starting at 3:30 p.m. ET leading up to a 3:50 p.m. ET kickoff.
The Washington Spirit home game against Portland Thorns on Saturday, August 25 will be played at a location to be announced at a later date.
The Spirit has also finalized its preseason game schedule, which will feature two games, both open to the public.
On Saturday March 10, Washington will return to Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va. for the second straight year for a friendly against the 22-time women’s college champion University of North Carolina Tar Heels. [TICKETS]
On March 17, the Spirit will host the first ever NWSL match played in Richmond, Va. when they face the North Carolina Courage at the historic City Stadium. Tickets for the game in Richmond are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com. [TICKETS]
Washington Spirit 2018 NWSL Regular Season Schedule
|Saturday, March 24||10:00 PM ET||Seattle Reign FC||Washington Spirit||UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, March 31||3:30 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Orlando Pride||Maryland SoccerPlex||Lifetime|
|Saturday, April 14||7:00 PM ET||Washington Spirit||NC Courage||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|
|Friday, April 20||10:30 PM ET||Portland Thorns FC||Washington Spirit||Providence Park||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, April 28||7:00 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Chicago Red Stars||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, May 5||9:00 PM ET||Utah Royals FC||Washington Spirit||Rio Tinto Stadium||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, May 12||7:00 PM ET||North Carolina Courage||Washington Spirit||Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, May 19||7:00 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Portland Thorns FC||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|
|Wednesday, May 23||7:30 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Sky Blue FC||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|
|Sunday, May 27||6:00 PM ET||Houston Dash||Washington Spirit||BBVA Compass Stadium||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, June 2||3:30 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Chicago Red Stars||Maryland SoccerPlex||Lifetime|
|Friday, June 8||7:00 PM ET||Sky Blue FC||Washington Spirit||Yurcak Field||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, June 16||7:00 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Seattle Reign FC||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, June 23||3:30 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Orlando Pride||Maryland SoccerPlex||Lifetime|
|Sunday, July 1||6:00 PM ET||Chicago Red Stars||Washington Spirit||Toyota Park||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, July 7||7:30 PM ET||Orlando Pride||Washington Spirit||Orlando City Stadium||go90/NWSL|
|Wednesday, July 11||7:00 PM ET||North Carolina Courage||Washington Spirit||Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, July 21||7:00 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Houston Dash||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|
|Sunday, August 5||9:00 PM ET||Seattle Reign FC||Washington Spirit||UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium||go90/NWSL|
|Wednesday, August 8||10:00 PM ET||Utah Royals FC||Washington Spirit||Rio Tinto Stadium||go90/NWSL|
|Friday, August 17||8:30 PM ET||Houston Dash||Washington Spirit||BBVA Compass Stadium||go90/NWSL|
|Wednesday, August 22||7:30 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Utah Royals FC||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, August 25||7:00 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Portland Thorns FC||TBA||go90/NWSL|
|Saturday, September 1||7:00 PM ET||Washington Spirit||Sky Blue FC||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90/NWSL|