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NWSL Announces Full 2021 Regular Season Schedule

April 27, 2021 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) News Release


CHICAGO --- The National Women's Soccer League has revealed the full schedule for the upcoming 2021 regular season.

The league's ninth season includes 10 teams set to face off in a single table, 24-game regular season - with 12 home games and 12 away games per club. Full broadcast details will be announced in the coming days.

Three matches highlight opening day of the regular season on May 15. Kansas City NWSL and Racing Louisville FC, the league's newest clubs, kick off the season with a matchup at Lynn Family Stadium while newly rebranded NJ/NY Gotham FC and 2020 Challenge Cup Champion Houston Dash ring in the new season when the two teams square off at Red Bull Arena. OL Reign is set to take on 2018 and 2019 league champion North Carolina Courage in the opening-day finale at Cheney Stadium.

Rounding out the first weekend of play, the Orlando Pride host the Washington Spirit at Exploria Stadium May 16 while the 2020 Fall Series-winning Portland Thorns FC welcome the Chicago Red Stars.

Week Two will feature three home openers on May 22. Chicago welcomes the Red Stars home as they take on NJ/NY Gotham FC at SeatGeek Stadium, while the Courage host Orlando at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park and the Houston Dash face off against Kansas City NWSL at BBVA Stadium.

Portland and OL Reign close out Week Two with the first Cascadia battle of the season between the two clubs May 23 at Providence Park.

The NWSL regular season will not break for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, and will conclude on October 31, with two matches between NJ/NY Gotham FC and Racing Louisville, and Houston at Washington. The top six teams at the end of the regular season will advance to the expanded NWSL Playoffs, with the top two seeds receiving a first-round bye. The league will close out the 2021 campaign with the 2021 NWSL Championship on Nov. 20.

The full schedule can be seen below.

2021 NWSL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

DATE AWAY HOME TIME (ET)

5/15/2021 Kansas City Racing Louisville FC 5:00 PM

5/15/2021 Houston Dash NJ/NY Gotham FC 7:00 PM

5/15/2021 NC Courage OL Reign 10:00 PM

5/16/2021 Washington Spirit Orlando Pride 6:00 PM

5/16/2021 Chicago Red Stars Portland Thorns FC 7:00 PM

5/21/2021 Washington Spirit Racing Louisville FC 7:30 PM

5/22/2021 Orlando Pride NC Courage 7:00 PM

5/22/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Chicago Red Stars 8:00 PM

5/23/2021 Kansas City Houston Dash 7:00 PM

5/23/2021 OL Reign Portland Thorns FC 10:00 PM

5/26/2021 Portland Thorns FC Orlando Pride 7:00 PM

5/26/2021 Houston Dash Washington Spirit 7:30 PM

5/26/2021 Chicago Red Stars Kansas City 8:00 PM

5/28/2021 Racing Louisville FC NC Courage 7:00 PM

5/29/2021 Chicago Red Stars Houston Dash 8:30 PM

5/30/2021 Portland Thorns FC NJ/NY Gotham FC 3:00 PM

5/30/2021 Kansas City Orlando Pride 6:00 PM

5/30/2021 Washington Spirit OL Reign 7:00 PM

6/5/2021 NC Courage Chicago Red Stars 3:00 PM

6/5/2021 OL Reign NJ/NY Gotham FC 7:00 PM

6/5/2021 Racing Louisville FC Portland Thorns FC 10:30 PM

6/6/2021 Houston Dash Kansas City 2:00 PM

6/6/2021 Orlando Pride Washington Spirit 2:00 PM

6/19/2021 OL Reign NC Courage 7:00 PM

6/19/2021 Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars 8:00 PM

6/20/2021 Kansas City Portland Thorns FC 3:00 PM

6/20/2021 Houston Dash Racing Louisville FC 3:00 PM

6/20/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Orlando Pride 6:00 PM

6/22/2021 Chicago Red Stars OL Reign 10:00 PM

6/23/2021 Orlando Pride Kansas City 2:00 PM

6/23/2021 NC Courage Racing Louisville FC 7:30 PM

6/26/2021 Racing Louisville FC Chicago Red Stars 2:00 PM

6/26/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC OL Reign 4:00 PM

6/26/2021 Portland Thorns FC NC Courage 7:00 PM

6/26/2021 Orlando Pride Houston Dash 8:30 PM

6/26/2021 Washington Spirit Kansas City 8:30 PM

7/2/2021 Kansas City NJ/NY Gotham FC 7:00 PM

7/2/2021 Chicago Red Stars Washington Spirit 7:00 PM

7/2/2021 OL Reign Houston Dash 8:30 PM

7/3/2021 Portland Thorns FC Racing Louisville FC 7:30 PM

7/4/2021 NC Courage Orlando Pride 6:00 PM

7/9/2021 Racing Louisville FC Orlando Pride 7:00 PM

7/10/2021 NC Courage Washington Spirit 7:00 PM

7/11/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Portland Thorns FC 3:00 PM

7/11/2021 Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars 6:00 PM

7/11/2021 Kansas City OL Reign 7:00 PM

7/17/2021 Houston Dash NC Courage 7:00 PM

7/18/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Washington Spirit 5:00 PM

7/18/2021 OL Reign Chicago Red Stars 6:00 PM

7/18/2021 Orlando Pride Portland Thorns FC 10:30 PM

7/23/2021 NC Courage Kansas City 8:00 PM

7/24/2021 OL Reign Orlando Pride 7:00 PM

7/24/2021 Portland Thorns Houston Dash 8:30 PM

7/25/2021 Washington Spirit Racing Louisville FC 3:00 PM

7/25/2021 Chicago Red Stars NJ/NY Gotham FC 5:00 PM

7/31/2021 Orlando Pride NC Courage 7:00 PM

7/31/2021 Racing Louisville FC OL Reign 10:00 PM

8/1/2021 Kansas City Portland Thorns FC 3:00 PM

8/1/2021 Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars 6:00 PM

8/1/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Houston Dash 7:00 PM

8/7/2021 NC Courage NJ/NY Gotham FC 7:00 PM

8/7/2021 Portland Thorns FC Washington Spirit 7:00 PM

8/7/2021 Houston Dash OL Reign 10:00 PM

8/8/2021 Kansas City Racing Louisville FC 3:00 PM

8/8/2021 Orlando Pride Chicago Red Stars 6:00 PM

8/13/2021 Washington Spirit Houston Dash 8:30 PM

8/14/2021 Portland Thorns FC Orlando Pride 7:00 PM

8/14/2021 OL Reign Kansas City 8:00 PM

8/15/2021 Racing Louisville FC NJ/NY Gotham FC 5:00 PM

8/15/2021 Chicago Red Stars NC Courage 6:00 PM

8/18/2021 Chicago Red Stars Racing Louisville FC 7:30 PM

8/21/2021 Kansas City NC Courage 7:00 PM

8/21/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC OL Reign 10:00 PM

8/22/2021 Orlando Pride Washington Spirit 5:00 PM

8/25/2021 Racing Louisville FC Kansas City 8:00 PM

8/25/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Portland Thorns FC 10:30 PM

8/28/2021 Kansas City Chicago Red Stars 8:00 PM

8/29/2021 NC Courage Washington Spirit 5:00 PM

8/29/2021 Orlando Pride NJ/NY Gotham FC 5:00 PM

8/29/2021 Racing Louisville FC Houston Dash 7:00 PM

8/29/2021 Portland Thorns FC OL Reign 7:00 PM

9/1/2021 OL Reign Houston Dash 8:00 PM

9/4/2021 Chicago Red Stars NJ/NY Gotham FC 7:00 PM

9/4/2021 OL Reign Racing Louisville FC 7:30 PM

9/4/2021 Washington Spirit Portland Thorns FC 10:30 PM

9/5/2021 Houston Dash Orlando Pride 6:00 PM

9/5/2021 NC Courage Kansas City 7:00 PM

9/10/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Kansas City 8:00 PM

9/10/2021 Chicago Red Stars Houston Dash 8:30 PM

9/11/2021 Racing Louisville FC Orlando Pride 7:00 PM

9/12/2021 OL Reign Washington Spirit 5:00 PM

9/12/2021 Portland Thorns FC NC Courage 6:00 PM

9/25/2021 NC Courage NJ/NY Gotham FC 3:00 PM

9/25/2021 Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars 8:00 PM

9/26/2021 Houston Dash Racing Louisville FC 3:00 PM

9/26/2021 Kansas City Washington Spirit 5:00 PM

9/26/2021 Orlando Pride OL Reign 7:00 PM

10/1/2021 Washington Spirit NC Courage 7:00 PM

10/1/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Racing Louisville FC 7:30 PM

10/2/2021 Orlando Pride Chicago Red Stars 8:00 PM

10/2/2021 Houston Dash Kansas City 8:00 PM

10/2/2021 OL Reign Portland Thorns FC 10:00 PM

10/6/2021 Racing Louisville FC NC Courage 7:00 PM

10/6/2021 Washington Spirit NJ/NY Gotham FC 7:00 PM

10/6/2021 Houston Dash Portland Thorns FC 10:00 PM

10/9/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC Orlando Pride 7:00 PM

10/9/2021 Racing Louisville FC Washington Spirit 7:00 PM

10/9/2021 NC Courage Houston Dash 8:30 PM

10/10/2021 Portland Thorns FC Kansas City 7:00 PM

10/10/2021 Chicago Red Stars OL Reign 7:00 PM

10/16/2021 Orlando Pride Racing Louisville FC 7:30 PM

10/16/2021 Kansas City Chicago Red Stars 8:00 PM

10/16/2021 Washington Spirit OL Reign 10:00 PM

10/17/2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC NC Courage 2:00 PM

10/17/2021 Portland Thorns FC Houston Dash 7:00 PM

10/29/2021 Chicago Red Stars Orlando Pride 7:00 PM

10/30/2021 OL Reign Kansas City 8:00 PM

10/30/2021 NC Courage Portland Thorns FC 10:00 PM

10/31/2021 Racing Louisville FC NJ/NY Gotham FC 2:00 PM

10/31/2021 Houston Dash Washington Spirit 2:00 PM

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