Washington Spirit Announces NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup Fixtures

Washington Spirit  |   March 20, 2024
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Spirit will face LIGA MX Femenil’s Chivas de Guadalajara, NWSL’s NJ/NY Gotham FC and Chicago Red Stars in Group D 


Washington, D.C. (03/20/2024) – The Washington Spirit has released its 2024 NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup fixtures, the club announced today. Washington will take on LIGA MX’s Chivas de Guadalajara and the NWSL’s NJ/NY Gotham FC and Chicago Red Stars in Group D action in late July. The Spirit’s 2024 schedule can be found in its entirety, HERE. 


This summer’s NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup will be the first of its kind in the NWSL. Taking place during the 2024 Summer Olympic Games window, this season’s competition is set to be the NWSL’s first-ever international club tournament. All 14 NWSL clubs and LIGA MX’s top six finishers will go head-to-head across five groups of four clubs. Following the three-match group stage schedule, the top four teams will advance to the semifinal round taking place the first weekend of August. This round’s winners will face off in the championship match the final weekend of October. 


The Spirit will be the designated home team in its first and final Group D matches, only being the visiting team for the club’s match on Sunday, July 28. Welcoming Chivas de Guadalajara from central Mexico to kick off group play on Sunday, July 21, the Spirit will play its first international club ever. Established in 2016, Chivas de Guadalajara Femenil has already accumulated an impressive list of accolades. The club won the Apertura Tournament in its first full season of existence (2017) and won both the Clausura Tournament and Champion of Champions Tournament in 2022. Washington will also add to its storied history of matchups with NWSL opponents NJ/NY Gotham FC and the Chicago Red Stars, the two most-played fixtures in Spirit history at 36 and 30 times, respectively. 


Full schedule: 

  • Sunday, July 21, 5 p.m. EDT – vs. Chivas de Guadalajara, Venue TBD 
  • Sunday, July 28, 5 p.m. EDT – vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC, Venue TBD 
  • Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m. EDT – vs. Chicago Red Stars, Venue TBD 


The Washington Spirit will announce match venues for all three group stage matches once confirmed. Single match tickets will go on sale at that time. Fans can secure their tickets to all 2024 regular season Spirit matches with a season membership, including full season, half season and mini plans available here and individual regular season match tickets here. Fans can also purchase their own 2024 Spirit jerseys and merchandise at WashingtonSpirit.com/shop. 


About The Washington Spirit 

The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based in Washington, D.C. and plays at Audi Field in Buzzard Point. The Spirit was founded on November 21, 2012 and are an inaugural member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the premier women’s soccer league in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 


About LIGA MX Femenil  

LIGA MX Femenil is the women’s professional football league in Mexico that started its history in 2017 and is made up by 18 Clubs with different venues around the country. It plays two tournaments per year: Apertura and Clausura, plus a Champions match at the end of each season. The headquarters of the organization are located in Toluca, State of Mexico, in the facilities of the Mexican Football Federation.  

In its almost seven years of history, LIGA MX Femenil has achieved audience and attendance records such as the Apertura 2023 second leg Final between Tigres UANL vs. América, which was the most watched in history with a reach of 3.9 million viewers, or the attendance record set for a Final with 58,156 fans at an América vs. Pachuca match. For more information www.ligafemenil.mx. 

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