2020 NWSL Challenge Cup: Schedule, dates, start times as Portland Thorns face Chicago Red Stars

Five games are already in the books in Utah

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The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup rolls on Wednesday as teams start playing their second game in the tournament. The 2020 Challenge Cup saw its highest-scoring game earlier this week as the Utah Royals FC and Houston Dash staged a 3-3 thriller in Utah that ultimately ended with No. 8 overall draft pick Tziarra King scoring an 89th minute equalizer on her first pro game. The tournament features eight participants spending roughly a month in Utah with the hopes of taking home the inaugural trophy for the top women’s league in the world. 

The third of eight matchdays in the preliminary round is set for Wednesday. The knockout stage begins in the middle of July. The final will air on CBS while all matches will be available to stream on CBS All Access

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Here’s the schedule and kickoff times for the preliminary round and the knockout stage:

Sat., June 27

North Carolina Courage 2, Portland Thorns FC 1    

FINAL CBS & CBS All Access

Washington Spirit 2, Chicago Red Stars 1

FINAL CBS All Access  

Tue., June 30

Houston Dash 3, Utah Royals FC 3

FINAL CBS All Access  

OL Reign 0, Sky Blue FC 0

FINAL CBS All Access  

Wed., July 1

Portland Thorns FC 0, Chicago Red Stars 0

FINAL CBS All Access  

Washington Spirit vs. North Carolina Courage

10 p.m.   CBS All Access  

Sat., July 4

Utah Royals FC vs. Sky Blue FC

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access  

Houston Dash vs. OL Reign

10 p.m.   CBS All Access  

Sun., July 5

North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access  

Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit

10 p.m.   CBS All Access  

Wed., July 8

Utah Royals FC vs. OL Reign

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access  

Sky Blue FC vs. Houston Dash

10 p.m.   CBS All Access  

Sun., July 12

Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access  

Chicago Red Stars vs. Utah Royals FC

10 p.m.   CBS All Access  

Mon., July 13

OL Reign vs. Portland Thorns FC

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access  

Sky Blue FC vs. North Carolina Courage

10 p.m. CBS All Access  

Fri., July 17

Quarterfinal 1 at Zions Bank Stadium

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access  
Quarterfinal 2 at Zions Bank Stadium 10 p.m. CBS All Access  
Sat., July 18 Quarterfinal 3 at Zions Bank Stadium 12:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Quarterfinal 4 at Zions Bank Stadium 10 p.m. CBS All Access

Wed., July 22

Semifinal 1 at Rio Tinto Stadium

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Semifinal 2 at Rio Tinto Stadium 10 p.m. CBS All Access

Sun., July 26

Final at Rio Tinto Stadium

12:30 p.m.  CBS & CBS All Access

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