NWSL schedule: 2020 Challenge Cup dates, start times after Orlando Pride pull out of Utah tournament

The competition will get underway on June 27 on CBS with the Courage and Thorns

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The complete schedule for the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup is out following the news that the Orlando Pride withdrew from the competition due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the players and staff members. That leaves us with 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. 

There will be eight matchdays in the preliminary round before the knockout stage begins in the middle of July. The opening game and 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 starting June 27, and the knockout stage:

Sat., June 27

5. North Carolina Courage vs. 7. Portland Thorns FC  

12:30 p.m. CBS & CBS All Access

1. Chicago Red Stars vs. 2. Washington Spirit

10 p.m. CBS All Access

Tue., June 30

3. Houston Dash vs. 4. Utah Royals FC

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access

8. OL Reign vs. 6. Sky Blue FC 

10 p.m.   CBS All Access

Wed., July 1

7. Portland Thorns FC vs. 1. Chicago Red Stars

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access

2. Washington Spirit vs. 5. North Carolina Courage

10 p.m.   CBS All Access

Sat., July 4

4. Utah Royals FC vs. 6. Sky Blue FC

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access

3. Houston Dash vs. 8. OL Reign

10 p.m.   CBS All Access

Sun., July 5

5. North Carolina Courage vs. 1. Chicago Red Stars

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access

7. Portland Thorns FC vs. 2. Washington Spirit

10 p.m.   CBS All Access

Wed., July 8

4. Utah Royals FC vs. 8. OL Reign

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access

6. Sky Blue FC vs. 3. Houston Dash

10 p.m.   CBS All Access

Sun., July 12

2. Washington Spirit vs. 3. Houston Dash

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access

1. Chicago Red Stars vs. 4. Utah Royals FC 

10 p.m.   CBS All Access

Mon., July 13

8. OL Reign vs. 7. Portland Thorns FC

12:30 p.m. CBS All Access

6. Sky Blue FC vs. 5. 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 Zions Bank 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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