NWSL Challenge Cup: how and when to watch month-long festival of women’s football

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The National Women’s Soccer League is returning on June 27 and they have now released the full TV schedule for their month-long Challenge Cup.

American company CBS have the rights to the tournament and will be airing the competition on their main TV channel and streaming service CBS All Access. 

The only two games that will be shown on CBS’ main channel are the opening match between North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns and the final on July 26.

And with the league putting together 25 games over 30 days there is a lot of soccer to be watched.

Here’s a full guide to dates and times:

Saturday June 27

North Carolina Courage v Portland Thorns FC, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Orlando Pride v Chicago Red Stars, kick off time 10pm EST.

Tuesday June 30

Washington Spirit v Utah Royals FC, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

OL Reign v Sky Blue FC, kick off time 10pm EST.

Wednesday July 1

Portland Thorns FC v Orlando Pride, kick off time 12.30pm EST. 

North Carolina Courage v Houston Dash, kick off time 10pm EST.

Saturday July 4

OL Reign v Washington Spirit, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Chicago Red Stars v Utah Royals FC, kick off time 10pm EST.

Sunday July 5

Sky Blue FC v Houston Dash, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Orlando Pride v North Carolina Courage, kick off time 10pm EST.

Wednesday July 8

Sky Blue FC v Houston Dash, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Orlando Pride v North Carolina Courage, kick off time 10pm EST.

Thursday July 9

Houston Dash v Chicago Red Stars, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Sky Blue FC v Orlando Pride, kick off time 10pm EST.

Sunday July 12

Utah Royals FC v North Carolina Courage, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Portland Thorns FC v OL Reign, kick off time 10pm EST.

Monday July 13

Chicago Red Stars v Sky Blue FC, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Houston Dash v Washington Spirit, kick off time 10pm EST.

Friday July 17

First quarter-final, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Second quarter-final, kick off time 10pm EST.

Saturday July 18

Third quarter-final, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Fourth quarter-final, kick off time 10pm EST.

Wednesday July 22

First semi-final, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

Second semi-final, kick off time 10pm EST.

Sunday July 26

Championship game, kick off time 12.30pm EST.

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