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National Women's Soccer League and LIGA MX Femenil Announce NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup as Part of Strategic Partnership

March 20, 2024 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) News Release


NEW YORK - The National Women's Soccer League and LIGA MX Femenil today announced a historic new partnership connecting two of the world's top women's soccer leagues. As part of the groundbreaking collaboration, the two leagues will compete in the first-ever NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup. The tournament will feature all 14 NWSL clubs and the six teams with the most points achieved in LIGA MX Femenil Clausura and Apertura during 2023, including Tigres UANL, Club América, Chivas de Guadalajara, Rayadas de Monterrey, Pachuca and Tijuana.

Kicking off on July 19, the 33-match tournament will consist of 30 group stage contests, followed by a four-team semifinal round slated for the week of August 4. The championship match will take place the weekend of October 25-27. ‚ ‚

NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup will feature five groups, including four groups of three NWSL clubs and one LIGA MX Femenil club, and one group with two clubs from each league. Each participating club will compete in a minimum of three matches. ‚

"Today's announcement marks a historic milestone for women's soccer in North America and another significant step in the continued elevation of our global game," said NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. "We're excited to partner with LIGA MX Femenil to create additional competitive opportunities for our athletes, unlock new rivalries, tap into our collective fanbases and continue our shared mission of raising the value, visibility and global standard of our sport." ‚

"The alliance we are announcing today is a great achievement for women's football in our region and around the world - two great women's professional football leagues coming together to advance the sport in our area, expand and grow the industry, build a new sporting identity and rivalry, strengthen partnerships beyond the pitch, inspire more people to join the movement, build community and open up new opportunities for players to have new windows of internationalization," said LIGA MX Femenil Director Mariana Gutierrez. "LIGA MX Femenil is proud and privileged to work together with the NWSL. Let us celebrate that this is a historic moment for women and sport."

The complete group stage schedule can be seen below. Broadcast details, playoff schedule details and competition rules will be announced in the coming weeks. ‚ ‚

Group Format ‚

Group A ‚

Portland Thorns FC ‚

Seattle Reign FC ‚

Utah Royals FC ‚

Tijuana ‚

Group B ‚

Angel City FC ‚

San Diego Wave FC ‚

Bay FC ‚

Club América ‚

Group C ‚

Kansas City Current ‚

Houston Dash ‚

Tigres UANL ‚

Pachuca ‚

Group D ‚

NJ/NY Gotham FC ‚ ‚

Washington Spirit ‚

Chicago Red Stars ‚

Chivas de Guadalajara ‚

Group E ‚

Orlando Pride ‚

North Carolina Courage ‚

Racing Louisville FC ‚

Rayadas de Monterrey ‚

NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup Group Stage Schedule

DATE MATCH STADIUM TIME (ET)

Friday, July 19, 2024 Seattle Reign FC vs. Utah Royals FC Lumen Field 9 p.m.

Friday, July 19, 2024 Tigres UANL vs. Pachuca Estadio Universitario 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 Chicago Red Stars vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC SeatGeek Stadium 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 North Carolina Courage vs. Orlando Pride WakeMed Soccer Park 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 Kansas City Current vs. Houston Dash CPKC Stadium 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 Racing Louisville FC vs. Rayadas de Monterrey Lynn Family Stadium 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 San Diego Wave FC vs. Bay FC Torero Stadium 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 Angel City FC vs. Club América Titan Stadium 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 21, 2024 Washington Spirit vs. Chivas de Guadalajara TBD 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 21, 2024 Portland Thorns FC vs. Tijuana Providence Park 7 p.m.

Friday, July 26, 2024 Chicago Red Stars vs. Chivas de Guadalajara SeatGeek Stadium 8 p.m.

Friday, July 26, 2024 Racing Louisville FC vs. North Carolina Courage Lynn Family Stadium 8 p.m.

Friday, July 26, 2024 San Diego Wave FC vs. Club América Snapdragon Stadium 10 p.m.

Friday, July 26, 2024 Bay FC vs. Angel City FC PayPal Park 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2024 Kansas City Current vs. Pachuca CPKC Stadium 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2024 Utah Royals FC vs. Portland Thorns FC America First Field 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2024 NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Washington Spirit TBD 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2024 Seattle Reign FC vs. Tijuana Lumen Field 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2024 Orlando Pride vs. Rayadas de Monterrey Inter&Co Stadium 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2024 Houston Dash vs. Tigres UANL Shell Energy Stadium 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 North Carolina Courage vs. Rayadas de Monterrey WakeMed Soccer Park 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 Washington Spirit vs. Chicago Red Stars TBD 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 Portland Thorns FC vs. Seattle Reign FC Providence Park 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 Utah Royals FC vs. Tijuana America First Field 10 p.m.

Thursday, August 01, 2024 Orlando Pride vs. Racing Louisville FC Inter&Co Stadium 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 01, 2024 Houston Dash vs. Pachuca Shell Energy Stadium 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 01, 2024 Kansas City Current vs. Tigres UANL CPKC Stadium 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 01, 2024 Angel City FC vs. San Diego Wave FC Titan Stadium 10 p.m.

Friday, August 02, 2024 NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Chivas de Guadalajara Red Bull Arena 8 p.m.

Friday, August 02, 2024 Bay FC vs. Club América PayPal Park 10 p.m.


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