Washington, D.C. (02/07/22) – The National Women’s Soccer League announced the Spirit’s schedule for the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. The Spirit will open the year’s tournament in Orlando against the Pride and will play a total of six games including three at home. Two of the three matches will take place at Audi Field with the first home match taking place at Segra Field.
Tickets will go on sale for Full 90 Club members on March 1, with tickets going on sale to the general public on March 3. To become a Full 90 Club member, click here.
The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup will feature three regional groups of four teams. The East region includes NJ/NY Gotham FC, the North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride and the Washington Spirit. The Central region features the Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, Kansas City Current and Racing Louisville FC. Angel City FC, OL Reign, Portland Thorns FC and San Diego Wave FC make up the West region.
The groups will compete in double round-robin matches ahead of the semifinal round and the NWSL Challenge Cup Final on Saturday, May 7. Details regarding broadcast schedule for the tournament are forthcoming.
For the full 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup rules and regulations that differ from NWSL’s regular-season policies and procedures, click here.
2022 NWSL CHALLENGE CUP SCHEDULE
|Saturday, March 19||7:00 p.m.||Orlando Pride||Washington Spirit||Exploria Stadium|
|Friday, March 25||7:30 p.m.||Washington Spirit||NJ/NY Gotham FC||Segra Field|
|Wednesday, March 30||7:30 p.m.||Washington Spirit||North Carolina Courage||Audi Field|
|Sunday, April 3||4:00 p.m.||Washington Spirit||Orlando Pride||Audi Field|
|Sunday, April 17||3:00 p.m.||NJ/NY Gotham FC||Washington Spirit||Red Bull Arena|
|Saturday, April 23||1:00 p.m.||North Carolina Courage||Washington Spirit||Sahlen’s Stadium at Wakemed Soccer Park|
|Wednesday, May 4 (Semi-Final 1)||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Wednesday, May 4 (Semi-Final 2)||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday, May 7