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Chicago Announces 2018 NWSL Schedule

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Chicago Red Stars News Release

CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the 24-game schedule for the 2018 NWSL season. Chicago will once again face the Houston Dash on the road for the third-straight season opener on Sunday, March 25.

The Red Stars will make their home debut on Saturday, March 31, against the Portland Thorns, as part of a doubleheader with the Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers playing before.

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Similar to the year prior, the league has each team partaking in a 24-game schedule (12 home and 12 away). During the season schedule, each team will face each other three times throughout the season.

Chicago will host Portland (March 31, June 16), Orlando (May 2, May 26), Houston (April 18, May 12) and Sky Blue FC (April 21, July 28) twice at home, while visiting Washington, North Carolina, Seattle and Utah two times in 2018.

The Red Stars will have a three-game home stretch between June 16-July 1. The team will finish the season on the road the last four games between Aug. 15-Sept. 8, traveling from Seattle to Portland to Orlando and finally to Utah.

Kicking off preseason, Chicago will face off against Marquette (Feb. 24), Wisconsin (March 4) and the Portland Thorns, Houston Dash and U.S. U-23 WNT in the Thorns’ Spring Invitational (March 11-17).

Full Preseason Schedule

Season tickets and flex packs are on sale now. Flex packs allow the fans to choose the games that best fit their schedule and budget while also saving money off the regular single game ticket pricing. Additionally, purchasing flex packs provides priority seating over individual ticket buyers.

2018 Chicago Red Stats Season and Flex Tickets on sale now

All 2018 single-game tickets will go on sale Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. CT. For group tickets, please call 773-697-8699 to talk to a sales representative.

Schedule Breakdown

Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (2), Friday (1), Saturday (8), Sunday (1)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (2), Saturday (8), Sunday (2)

Home Dates by Month:

March (1), April (2), May (3), June (2), July (3), August (1)

Road Dates by Month:

March (1), April (2), May (2), June (1), July (2), August (3), September (1)

Longest Homestand:

3 games (June 16, June 23, July 1)

Longest Road Trip:

4 games (Aug. 15, Aug. 18, Aug. 25, Sept. 8)

2018 Chicago Red Stars Schedule (home matches in bold)

DATE MATCH

Sunday, March 25 @ Houston Dash

Saturday, March 31 vs. Portland Thorns FC

Saturday, April 14 @ Utah Royals FC

Wednesday, April 18 vs. Houston Dash

Saturday, April 21 vs. Sky Blue FC

Saturday, April 28 @ Washington Spirit

Wednesday, May 2 vs. Orlando Pride

Sunday, May 6 @ NC Courage

Saturday, May 12 vs. Houston Dash

Saturday, May 19 @ Seattle Reign FC

Saturday, May 26 vs. Orlando Pride

Saturday, June 2 @ Washington Spirit

Saturday, June 16 vs. Portland Thorns FC

Saturday, June 23 vs. Utah Royals FC

Sunday, July 1 vs. Washington Spirit

Wednesday, July 4 @ NC Courage

Saturday, July 7 @ Sky Blue FC

Saturday, July 14 vs. Seattle Reign FC

Saturday, July 28 vs. Sky Blue FC

Friday, Aug. 10 vs. NC Courage

Wednesday, Aug. 15 @ Seattle Reign FC

Saturday, Aug. 18 @ Portland Thorns FC

Saturday, Aug. 25 @ Orlando Pride

Saturday, Sept. 8 @ Utah Royals FC

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Washington Spirit Unveils 2018 NWSL Regular Season Schedule

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Washington Spirit News Release

Boyds, MD – The Washington Spirit’s 24-game National Women’s Soccer League regular season schedule has been unveiled. Single game tickets for entire season will go on sale next week at Tickets.WashingtonSpirit.com http://tickets.washingtonspirit.com.

All nine NWSL clubs will face off in a single table, 24-game regular season – with 12 home games and 12 away games – in which every team will take on each opponent three times. [FULL NWSL SCHEDULE https://nwsl.app.box.com/s/eeyokryvr7evgs9xbfmbrm8thxqgfhv4]

Washington will open the regular season on the road against Seattle Reign FC on Saturday, March 24. Kickoff for the game at Memorial Stadium is set for 10 p.m. ET, with a live broadcast available on g90 in the U.S. and for international fans on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com.

Washington will open their 2018 home schedule against the Orlando Pride at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday, March 31. The game will be featured on national TV as the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. The last two visits to Maryland by the Pride sold out in 2016 and 2017, and over 1,000 tickets have already been sold following a two-day pre-sale this week. Tickets went on sale to the public this morning. [TICKETS https://washingtonspirit.wishpond.com/spirithomeopener/]

Following the home opener, Washington will face the 2017 NWSL Shield winner North Carolina Courage on Saturday, April 14 in another Lifetime game. On Saturday, June 2, the Spirit will play host to the Chicago Red Stars in their third and final nationally televised home game of the regular season.

Over the course of the season, the Spirit will host three NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime matches at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Jenn Hildreth and Aly Wagner return to the broadcast booth for the NWSL Game of the Week on Saturdays during the regular season – while sideline reporter Dalen Cuff will also be back as the host of the pregame show starting at 3:30 p.m. ET leading up to a 3:50 p.m. ET kickoff.

The Washington Spirit home game against Portland Thorns on Saturday, August 25 will be played at a location to be announced a later date.

The Spirit has also finalized its preseason game schedule, which will feature two games, both open to the public.

On Saturday March 10, Washington will return to Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va. for the second straight year for a friendly against the 22-time women’s college champion University of North Carolina Tar Heels. [TICKETS https://tickets.washingtonspirit.com/#/event-details/unc-2018]

On March 17, the Spirit will host the first ever NWSL match played in Richmond, Va. when they face the North Carolina Courage at the historic City Stadium. Tickets for the game in Richmond are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com. [TICKETS https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5839895/nwsl-in-rvanorth-carolina-courage-vs-washington-spirit-richmond-richmond-kickers]

Washington Spirit 2018 NWSL Regular Season Schedule

03/02/18 10:00 PM ET Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium go90/NWSL

03/31/18 3:30 PM ET Washington Spirit Orlando Pride Maryland SoccerPlex Lifetime

04/14/18 7:00 PM ET Washington Spirit NC Courage Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

04/20/18 10:30 PM ET Portland Thorns FC Washington Spirit Providence Park go90/NWSL

04/28/18 7:00 PM ET Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

05/05/18 9:00 PM ET Utah Royals FC Washington Spirit Rio Tinto Stadium go90/NWSL

05/12/18 7:00 PM ET North Carolina Courage Washington Spirit Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park go90/NWSL

05/19/18 7:00 PM ET Washington Spirit Portland Thorns FC Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

05/23/18 7:30 PM ET Washington Spirit Sky Blue FC Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

05/27/18 6:00 PM ET Houston Dash Washington Spirit BBVA Compass Stadium go90/NWSL

06/02/18 3:30 PM ET Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars Maryland SoccerPlex Lifetime

06/08/18 7:00 PM ET Sky Blue FC Washington Spirit Yurcak Field go90/NWSL

06/16/18 7:00 PM ET Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

06/23/18 3:30 PM ET Washington Spirit Orlando Pride Maryland SoccerPlex Lifetime

07/01/18 6:00 PM ET Chicago Red Stars Washington Spirit Toyota Park go90/NWSL

07/07/18 7:30 PM ET Orlando Pride Washington Spirit Orlando City Stadium go90/NWSL

07/11/18 7:00 PM ET North Carolina Courage Washington Spirit Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park go90/NWSL

07/21/18 7:00 PM ET Washington Spirit Houston Dash Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

08/05/18 9:00 PM ET Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium go90/NWSL

08/08/18 10:00 PM ET Utah Royals FC Washington Spirit Rio Tinto Stadium go90/NWSL

08/17/18 8:30 PM ET Houston Dash Washington Spirit BBVA Compass Stadium go90/NWSL

08/22/18 7:30 PM ET Washington Spirit Utah Royals FC Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

08/25/18 7:00 PM ET Washington Spirit Portland Thorns FC TBA go90/NWSL

09/01/18 7:00 PM ET Washington Spirit Sky Blue FC Maryland SoccerPlex go90/NWSL

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Utah Royals FC Unveils Inaugural Season Slate

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Utah Royals FC News Release

SANDY, Utah – In conjunction with the National Women’s Soccer League, today Utah Royals FC announced its 2018 regular-season schedule, unveiling the club’s 24-game slate for its inaugural NWSL season. The 12-game home calendar features five Saturday afternoon games televised nationally from Rio Tinto Stadium as the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime at 1:30 p.m. MT, including the highly-anticipated inaugural home game on Sat., April 14 against the Chicago Red Stars.

The 2018 Utah Royals FC season – which starts on March 24 at Orlando and ends in early September – boasts a Saturday-heavy home slate at Rio Tinto Stadium, with ZERO Sunday home games – and just three Wednesday midweek home contests (May 9 v. Orlando; June 27 v. Seattle; and August 8 against Washington). Visit www.UtahRoyalsFC.com or call 844.Real.Tix NOW to access 2018 Season Tickets and Flex Vouchers. Individual seats for the April 14 opener, starting at $15 and up depending on location, in the heavily-anticipated kickoff are now on sale, with the remainder of the 2018 slate released in March.

The Utah Royals FC’s 2018 National Women’s Soccer League regular-season schedule follows:

Jenn Hildreth and Aly Wagner return to the broadcast booth for the NWSL Game of the Week on Saturdays during the regular season – while sideline reporter Dalen Cuff will also be back as the host of the pregame show starting at 1:30 p.m. MT leading up to kickoff. NWSL fans can also enjoy games this season by watching livestreams of matches on the go90 app and website in the U.S., while international fans will be able to watch games on the NWSL app and www.NWSLsoccer.com.

In addition to the inaugural home game against Chicago Red Stars being showcased nationally, Head Coach Laura Harvey’s first-year side also receives the Lifetime treatment on the following dates: Sat., April 21 at North Carolina; Sat., May 19 v. Houston; Sat., July 14 against Orlando; Sat., August 11 against Seattle, as part of an historic Rio Tinto Stadium doubleheader with MLS side Real Salt Lake; and Sat., September 8 against Chicago to close out the regular-season slate.

The 2018 schedule sees Utah Royals FC facing each of the other eight NWSL sides three times each, with the club hosting four teams twice each on the Wasatch Front: Chicago, which features USA star Julie Ertz, Australia’s Sam Kerr and Utah native Michele Vasconcelos; Harvey’s former Seattle Reign FC side, starring Megan Rapinoe and Jess Fishlock; Orlando Pride, featuring Alex Morgan (USA), Marta (BRA) and Sydney Leroux; and the Washington Spirit, with Utah’s Ashley Hatch and USA stars Mallory Pugh, Rose Lavelle and Andi Sullivan.

Meanwhile, Royals FC travels on two occasions for road games at the following four clubs: Portland Thorns FC (home of U.S. standouts Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair), Houston Dash, featuring Christen Press (USA) and Utah’s own Kealia Ohai, North Carolina Courage (boasting Crystal Dunn and Samantha Mewis) and Sky Blue FC (led by Carli Lloyd).

Utah Royals FC kicks off 2018 with three of its first four games away from home, prior to a 22-day stretch from April 28 to May 19 that sees four consecutive home games against Portland, Washington, Orlando and Houston. Harvey’s group then travels for four straight contests prior to six of its next nine at home, prior to an East Coast swing at Sky Blue FC (Aug. 18) and Washington (Aug. 22) in the year’s penultimate regular-season games.

Throughout a seven-month regular season that sees NWSL observe FIFA breaks / bye weeks (no Royals FC games on the weekends of April 7, May 12, June 9, July 28 and Sept. 1), the new Utah club will endure three weeks that see it play a trio of games on short rest: a Sunday, June 24 trip to Chicago is followed by back-to-back home games on Wed., June 27 (Seattle) and Sat., June 30 (Sky Blue FC). A Pacific Northwest homecoming for Harvey, Captain Becky Sauerbrunn and MF Diana Matheson features road games on Fri., July 6 at Portland and Wed., July 11 at Seattle, followed by a home contest on Sat., July 14 against Orlando. Finally, a Sunday, August 5 contest at Houston kicks off a week that sees Royals FC host Washington on Wed., August 8 and Seattle on Sat., August 11, again the first game of an NWSL/MLS doubleheader at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Beginning earlier this week and running through the March 24 NWSL opening weekend, the Utah Royals FC preseason features training camp sessions at the world-class Zions Bank Training Center, as well as preseason scrimmages against Brigham Young University and at the University of California Los Angeles.

Harvey’s team kicked off preseason at the club’s facility in Herriman, Utah – just 15 minutes from Utah Royals FC’s Rio Tinto Stadium home – earlier this week. Following the first eleven days of camp, Utah will play its first scrimmage against the BYU women’s soccer team on Saturday, March 3 (site/time TBD). After another week in Utah, the second leg of camp occurs in Southern California, the team embarking on a six-day trip to Los Angeles from March 12-17, where the team will face the UCLA Bruins on Friday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. MT at Frank Marshall Field.

Last week, Utah Royals FC also announced that several of the club’s various international players – members of the roster representing six different national teams – will miss all or part of the club’s first half of preseason, due to duties “For Club and Country.” United States Women’s National Team DF Kelley O’Hara has been selected to join the USWNT camp in preparation for the upcoming #SheBelieves Cup (March 1-7 in Ohio, New Jersey, Orlando). U.S. Captain and DF Becky Sauerbrunn will be in Utah rehabilitating a foot injury sustained during the January USWNT camp in Southern California, while fellow USWNT star FW Amy Rodriguez has arrived in Utah, cleared for non-contact training after suffering a torn ACL after scoring a goal on NWSL opening weekend last April.

Other players preparing with their respective national teams include: Canadian MFs Desiree Scott, Diana Matheson and FW Maegan Kelly, expected to arrive in Salt Lake following their nation’s participation in the prestigious Algarve Cup from February 28 – March 7 in Portugal. Also competing in the Algarve Cup are: MF Gunnhildur “Gunny” Jonsdottir (Iceland) and FW Elise Thorsnes (Norway), departing Utah on Feb. 26.

Royals FC DF Katie Bowen (New Zealand) is expected to arrive in Utah next week pending work visa logistics, but will spend the first week of March in Spain to play back-to-back friendlies against Scotland on March 3 and March 6. DF Katrina Gorry, representing the Matildas of Australia, will also participate in the Algarve Cup, but is not expected to arrive to Utah until after her nation’s FIFA 2019 France World Cup Qualifying / Asian Cup matches from April 6-20.

Last week, the NWSL announced the official list of allocated players for the 2018 season. A total of 34 players – 23 Americans and 11 Canadians – will be participating as Federation Players in the upcoming season, with five – three representing USWNT and two for Canada – calling the Utah Royals FC home. They are, in alphabetical order: Diana Matheson (CAN), Kelley O’Hara (USA), Amy Rodriguez (USA), Becky Sauerbrunn (USA) and Desiree Scott (CAN). For the full list, please visit www.NWSLsoccer.com.

The majority of the club’s international group is expected to return to the Wasatch Front on Friday, March 9, just in time for Real Salt Lake’s home opener against LAFC on March 10, where the Utah Royals FC will be signing autographs and meeting fans at Carnival Real at Rio Tinto Stadium (details TBD). Utah Royals FC will then kick off the 2018 NWSL regular season on the road the weekends of March 24 and 31, before hosting their inaugural home game on Saturday, April 14 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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Thorns FC Announce Schedule for 2018 NWSL Season

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Portland Thorns FC News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Women’s Soccer League today unveiled the full 24-game, 2018 regular-season schedule for Portland Thorns FC. Thorns FC kick off the 2018 season with an away match against the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, March 24, at Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, N.C. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific), Portland’s season-opening match will be the featured NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.

After playing back-to-back road matches, due to construction currently underway at Providence Park as part of phase one of stadium expansion, Thorns FC’s home opener will take place on Sunday, April 15, against the Orlando Pride at 3 p.m. (Pacific).

Fans interested in purchasing Thorns FC Annual Memberships are encouraged to call the ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or email ticketsales@timbers.com. Additionally, single-game tickets for the Thorns Spring Invitational presented by Tillamook Yogurt March 11-17 at the University of Portland go on sale beginning Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. (Pacific).

Portland will play 12 home matches and 12 away matches during the six-month season. The nine-team league features a single table and Thorns FC will play each of their eight opponents three times during the season, including two home matches against new NWSL club the Utah Royals, Cascadia-rival Seattle Reign FC, Orlando and Sky Blue FC.

Portland will feature in a total of five national television matches as the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime, including three home matches at Providence Park and two road matches. Thorns FC play host to Seattle on May 5, the Pride on May 12 and the Chicago Red Stars on Aug. 18. In addition to Portland’s season-opening match on the road against the Courage, Thorns FC will also feature in a nationally-televised away match against Chicago on June 16.

Notably, this year’s schedule will feature a road doubleheader with the Portland Timbers in Chicago at Toyota Park. Thorns FC’s match against the Red Stars on Saturday, March 31, will be the second game of the doubleheader at 5:15 p.m. (Pacific) after the Timbers take on the Chicago Fire at 3 p.m. (Pacific).

Schedule Breakdown:

Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (3), Friday (4), Saturday (3), Sunday (2)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (1), Friday (1), Saturday (9), Sunday (1)

Home Dates by Month:

April (2), May (4), June (1), July (2), August (2), September (1)

Road Dates by Month:

March (2), April (1), May (2), June (3), July (1), August (3)

League Opponents Played Twice at Home:

Orlando Pride, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Utah Royals

League Opponents Played Twice Away:

Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, North Carolina Courage, Washington Spirit

League Opponents Played Once at Home:

Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, North Carolina Courage, Washington Spirit

League Opponents Played Once Away:

Orlando Pride, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Utah Royals

2018 Portland Thorns FC Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)

Date Opponent Kickoff (Pacific)

Sat., March 24 @North Carolina Courage 12:30 p.m.

Sat., March 31 @Chicago Red Stars 5:15 p.m.

Sun., April 15 ORLANDO PRIDE 3 p.m.

Fri., April 20 WASHINGTON SPIRIT 7:30 p.m.

Sat., April 28 @Utah Royals 6 p.m.

Sat., May 5 SEATTLE REIGN FC 12:30 p.m.

Wed., May 9 @Houston Dash 5 p.m.

Sat., May 12 ORLANDO PRIDE 12:30 p.m.

Sat., May 19 @Washington Spirit 4 p.m.

Fri., May 25 UTAH ROYALS 7:30 p.m.

Wed., May 30 NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE 7:30 p.m.

Sat., June 16 @Chicago Red Stars 12:30 p.m.

Fri., June 22 @Houston Dash 5:30 p.m.

Wed., June 27 SKY BLUE FC 7:30 p.m.

Sat., June 30 @Seattle Reign FC 7 p.m.

Fri., July 6 UTAH ROYALS 8 p.m.

Sun., July 15 HOUSTON DASH 8 p.m.

Sat., July 21 @Sky Blue FC 4 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 5 @North Carolina Courage 12:30 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 11 @Orlando Pride 4:30 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 18 CHICAGO RED STARS 12:30 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 22 SKY BLUE FC 8 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 25 @Washington Spirit 4 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 7 SEATTLE REIGN FC 7:30 p.m.

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Sky Blue FC Announces 2018 Schedule

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Sky Blue FC News Release

Tinton Falls, N.J. – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) officially announced its 2018 schedule today, as Sky Blue FC opens the regular season on the road against the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, March 31. The New Jersey club then plays its 2018 home opener on April 15 when it welcomes Seattle Reign FC to Yurcak Field, where kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m.

The NWSL will once again play a 24-game schedule during the 2018 season, with teams playing 12 home and 12 road matches. Sky Blue FC will compete against the other eight member clubs in the league a total of three times each in its 2018 campaign. During the season, Sky Blue FC will play as the NWSL on Lifetime Game of the Week on Saturday, July 7, hosting the Chicago Red Stars at Yurcak Field at 3:30 p.m.

The 2018 NWSL regular season will officially kick-off during the weekend of March 24 and culminate the weekend of September 8-9. The playoffs will commence the following weekend, with semifinal games being played from September 14-16 and the championship taking place on Saturday, September 22.

Prior to the start of the regular season, Sky Blue FC will play four preseason matches at Sportika Sports, beginning with a 6:00 p.m. kickoff against Penn State University this Saturday, February 24. Next on the slate is a 3:00 p.m. meeting with the University of North Carolina on Saturday, March 3, followed up by a 1:00 p.m. contest against West Virginia University on Saturday, March 10. Sky Blue FC will then conclude its preseason docket when it welcomes St. John’s University into Sportika Sports for a 2:00 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, March 18.

All four Sky Blue FC preseason matches will be open to the public, and admission to attend will be free. Sportika Sports, which is the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Sky Blue FC Preseason, is located at 150 Woodward Road in Manalapan, N.J.

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Houston Dash Announce 2018 Regular Season Schedule

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Houston Dash News Release

HOUSTON – The National Women’s Soccer League announced the 2018 regular season schedule today, including the Houston Dash’s 24-game slate. The Dash open the 2018 season on Sunday, March 25 at BBVA Compass Stadium at 4 p.m. CDT.

The 12-game BBVA Compass Stadium schedule includes a game against each of the teams in the NWSL and two games each against Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and the newest NWSL franchise, Utah Royals FC; Crystal Dunn, Lynn Williams and the North Carolina Courage; and Rose Lavelle, Mallory Pugh and the Washington Spirit.

The 2018 home schedule includes three games on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Dash will host the 2017 NWSL Champions Portland Thorns FC on Wed. May 9, 2018. The regular season concludes on the road with a trip to North Carolina for a match against the Courage on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Houston will take part in two Lifetime NWSL Game of the Week broadcasts; and the remaining broadcasts will be streamed live on the go90 app and NWSLSoccer.com.

The Dash, entering their fifth season, drafted forwards Kimberly Keever and Veronica Latsko; midfielders Abby Elinsky and Haley Hanson; and goalkeeper Sarah Shimer at the 2018 NWSL College Draft. Other offseason acquisitions include Christen Press, who was acquired in a three team trade, Canadian international Lindsay Agnew and South African internationals Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo.

Fans can watch their favorite Dash players at BBVA Compass this season with a Dash Season Membership, beginning at $192. Additionally, tickets for the home opener on March 25, beginning at $19, are now available here or by calling (713) 276-GOAL.

HOUSTON DASH 2018 SEASON SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Kickoff Time (CT) Broadcast

Sunday, March 25 Chicago Red Stars 4 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Friday, March 30 Utah Royals 7 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Wednesday, April 18 at Chicago Red Stars 6:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Sunday, April 22 at Orlando Pride 4 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, April 28 North Carolina Courage 2:30 p.m. Lifetime

Saturday, May 5 at Sky Blue FC 6 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Wednesday, May 9 Portland Thorns 7 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, May 12 at Chicago Red Stars 7 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, May 19 at Utah Royals 2:30 p.m. Lifetime

Wednesday, May 23 Seattle Reign 7 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Sunday, May 27 Washington Spirit 5 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, June 2 North Carolina Courage 7:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Friday, June 22 Portland Thorns 7:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Wednesday, June 27 at Orlando Pride 6:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, July 7 at Seattle Reign 9 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Wednesday, July 11 Orlando Pride 7:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Sunday, July 15 at Portland Thorns 10 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, July 21 at Washington Spirit 6 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Sunday, August 5 Utah Royals 7:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, August 11 at Sky Blue FC 6 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Friday, August 17 Washington Spirit 7:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Tuesday, August 21 at Seattle Reign 9:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, August 25 Sky Blue FC 7:30 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

Saturday, September 8 at North Carolina Courage 6 p.m. go90; NWSLsoccer.com

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NC Courage Announces 2018 NWSL Schedule

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)North Carolina Courage News Release

Cary, NC (Feb. 21, 2018)- The North Carolina Courage has released its 2018 NWSL Schedule which features 12 home games kicked off by an NWSL Championship rematch on Saturday, March 24.

The Courage will face each of the eight fellow teams three times from March to September and four games will be broadcast live as the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.

After concluding its 2017 inaugural season with a 1-0 loss to the Portland Thorns in the NWSL Championship, the NC Courage seek redemption in 2018 and look to maintain its NWSL Shield-winning status.

The season begins with back-to-back home games against the Thorns and then Sky Blue FC before the Courage’s first road trip to face the Washington Spirit for Game 3. The 2018 campaign concludes with a home match against the Houston Dash before the NWSL Playoffs begin the following weekend. The NWSL Season officially ends on Saturday, Sept. 22 with the 2018 NWSL Championship.

All home NC Courage games are to be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park located in Cary, N.C.

2018 NC Courage Schedule

Saturday, Mar 24 Portland Thorns 3:30PM ET Lifetime

Saturday, Mar 31 Sky Blue FC 3:00PM ET

Saturday, Apr 14 @ Washington Spirit 7:00PM ET

Wednesday, Apr 18 Seattle Reign 7:00PM ET

Saturday, Apr 21 Utah Royals 3:30PM ET Lifetime

Saturday, Apr 28 @ Houston Dash 3:30PM ET Lifetime

Sunday, May 6 Chicago Red Stars 3:00PM ET

Saturday, May 12 Washington Spirit 7:00PM ET

Saturday, May 19 @ Sky Blue FC 7:00PM ET

Wednesday, May 23 @ Orlando Pride 7:30PM ET

Wednesday, May 30 @ Portland Thorns 10:30PM ET

Saturday, Jun 2 @ Houston Dash 8:30PM ET

Saturday, Jun 16 Utah Royals 7:00PM ET

Saturday, Jun 23 @ Seattle Reign 4:00PM ET

Saturday, Jun 30 @ Orlando Pride 3:30PM ET Lifetime

Wednesday, Jul 4 Chicago Red Stars TBD

Wednesday, Jul 11 Washington Spirit 7:00PM ET

Saturday, Jul 14 @ Sky Blue FC 7:00PM ET

Friday, Jul 20 @ Utah Royals 10:30 PM ET

Sunday, Aug 5 Portland Thorns 6:00 PM ET

Friday, Aug 10 @ Chicago Red Stars 8:00 PM ET

Saturday, Aug 18 Orlando Pride 7:00PM ET

Saturday, Aug 25 @ Seattle Reign 4:00PM ET

Saturday, Sep 8 Houston Dash 7:15PM ET

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Seattle Reign FC Announce 2018 NWSL Match Schedule

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Seattle Reign FC News Release

Seattle, WA – Seattle Reign FC today announced their schedule for the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League regular season. Reign FC also announced that single-match tickets for the home opener against the Washington Spirit are now on sale. Prices begin at $20 and can be purchased online at reignfc.com/tickets.

Seattle Reign FC enters their sixth season in the NWSL with a revamped squad and staff. Two-time NWSL Champion Vlatko Andonovski will serve as head coach, coming to Seattle after five seasons with FC Kansas City. The roster will feature some familiar faces, such as Welsh international midfielder Jess Fishlock and U.S. Women’s National Team superstar Megan Rapinoe, both of whom are entering their sixth season with Reign FC, as well as several world-class newcomers, including U.S. WNT midfielder Allie Long, Danish WNT defender Theresa Nielsen, Australian WNT defender Steph Catley, and English WNT forward Jodie Taylor.

During the 2018 NWSL regular season Seattle Reign FC will play 24 matches – 12 home matches and 12 away matches. Reign FC will play each team three times this season.

The home schedule consists of 9 weekend matches (7 Saturday matches and 2 Sunday matches), including the season opener against the Washington Spirit on March 24 at 7:00 pm. Reign FC will also have 3 weekday matches at home (2 on Wednesday and 1 on Tuesday).

Reign FC home matches do not conflict with any Seattle Storm or Seattle Sounders FC home games during the 2018 NWSL regular season.

All home matches will be played on the UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium, where Reign FC posted a record of 5 wins, 3 losses, and 4 draws during the 2017 season, with a +9 goal differential. This will be the fifth consecutive season for Reign FC at Memorial Stadium.

Seattle Reign FC will play two preseason matches prior to the start of the regular season. Reign FC’s first preseason match, against the University of Washington, is scheduled for Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. PT at Husky Soccer Stadium. The club’s second preseason match, against UCLA, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m. PT at the SilverLakes Complex in Norco, CA.

Reign FC will not play during international FIFA breaks this season, as several players will be competing for their national teams during the weekends of April 7-8, June 9-10, July 28-29, and September 1-2.

Reign FC will have a three-match home stand twice this season. The first lasts from June 30 to July 11, while the second runs from August 15 to August 25. Reign FC’s longest road stretch lasts for 4 games, from April 15 to May 5. Reign FC will host 4 of their last 6 games at home on the UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium.

Reign FC’s annual Pride Match will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 against the North Carolina Courage.

On Saturday, June 30, Reign FC will host the Portland Thorns at the UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium at 7:00 p.m. Earlier that day, at 1:30 p.m., Sounders FC will host the Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field. This will be the first time that Reign FC and Sounders play Portland at home on the same day, creating a unique back-to-back Cascadia clash that should not be missed.

2018 Seattle Reign FC Regular Season Schedule

DAY DATE OPPONENT KICKOFF (PT)

Saturday March 24 Washington Spirit 7:00 pm

Sunday April 15 at Sky Blue FC 2:00 pm

Wednesday April 18 at NC Courage 4:00 pm

Saturday April 28 at Orlando 4:30 pm

Saturday May 5 at Portland 12:30 pm

Saturday May 12 Sky Blue FC 7:00 pm

Saturday May 19 Chicago Red Stars 7:00 pm

Wednesday May 23 at Houston 5:00 pm

Saturday May 26 at Sky Blue FC 4:00 pm

Sunday June 3 Orlando Pride 6:00 pm

Saturday June 16 at Washington Spirit 4:00 pm

Saturday June 23 NC Courage 1:00 pm

Wednesday June 27 at Utah Royals 7:00 pm

Saturday June 30 Portland Thorns 7:00 pm

Saturday July 7 Houston Dash 7:00 pm

Wednesday July 11 Utah Royals 7:30 pm

Saturday July 14 at Chicago Red Stars 5:00 pm

Saturday July 21 at Orlando Pride 12:30 pm

Sunday August 5 Washington Spirit 6:00 pm

Saturday August 11 at Utah Royals 12:30 pm

Wednesday August 15 Chicago Red Stars 7:30 pm

Tuesday August 21 Houston Dash 7:30 pm

Saturday August 25 NC Courage 1:00 pm

Friday September 7 at Portland Thorns 7:30 pm

The NWSL Playoffs will commence after the 2018 NWSL regular season concludes on September 8. The NWSL Semi-Finals will take place between September 14-16. The NWSL Championship match is scheduled for Saturday, September 22.

Seattle Reign FC 2018 season ticket memberships and single match tickets to the home opener are now available for purchase. To buy tickets please visit reignfc.com/tickets or call the Reign FC ticket office at (855) REIGN-FC.

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Orlando Pride Announces Complete 2018 Schedule

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February 21, 2018 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Orlando Pride News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Pride has unveiled its complete 24-game regular season schedule for the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season. For the second consecutive year, the Pride will play 12 games at Orlando City Stadium and 12 matches on the road. The full 2018 schedule can be found here.

In addition, the Pride will be featured eight times on national television during the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime, the most of any team. All other matches will be available to watch live on go90 in the U.S. or at NWSLsoccer.com or the NWSL app for international fans.

Single-game tickets for the home opener and the rest of the 2018 season go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 23. Season ticket and group ticket packages are currently available at orlando-pride.com/tickets or by calling (855) ORL-CITY.

For as low as $49, fans can purchase the City and Pride Two-Pack, which includes a ticket to both Orlando City’s March 3 home opener vs. D.C. United and the Pride’s March 24 home opener vs. Utah Royals FC.

The Pride will open the 2018 season on March 24 against expansion side Utah with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Orlando City Stadium. That match will mark the first of three matches against the Salt Lake City-based squad, with Orlando making its first of two visits to Rio Tinto Stadium on May 9.

In their third match of the season, the Pride will seek redemption against 2017 Champion Portland Thorns FC on April 15 in a rematch of last year’s NWSL semifinal round, which saw Orlando bounced from the postseason. The Sunday match will kickoff at 6 p.m. ET at Providence Park.

The Pride will finish the year with seven home matches in the second half of the season, which includes two, three-game homestands from June 27-July 7 and July 21-August 11. Orlando will welcome 2017 Golden Boot winner Sam Kerr and her new side, the Chicago Red Stars, in its final home match of the regular season on Aug. 25. Tom Sermanni’s side then finishes the regular season two weeks later at the new home of 2016 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd, traveling to face Sky Blue FC on Sept. 8.

The 2018 playoffs will feature two semifinal matches on the weekend of Sept. 14-16, culminating with the NWSL Championship on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Orlando’s full 2018 regular season schedule is below:

Date Opponent Location Time (ET) / Broadcast

Sat., March 24 Utah Royals FC Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Sat., March 31 Washington Spirit Maryland SoccerPlex 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Sun., April 15 Portland Thorns FC Providence Park 6 p.m. / go90

Sun., April 22 Houston Dash Orlando City Stadium 5 p.m. / go90

Sat., April 28 Seattle Reign FC Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Wed., May 2 Chicago Red Stars Toyota Park 7:30 p.m. / go90

Wed., May 9 Utah Royals FC Rio Tinto Stadium 9 p.m. / go90

Sat., May 12 Portland Thorns FC Providence Park 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Wed., May 23 North Carolina Courage Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Sat., May 26 Chicago Red Stars Toyota Park 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Sun., June 3 Seattle Reign FC Memorial Stadium 9 p.m. / go90

Sat., June 16 Sky Blue FC Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Sat., June 23 Washington Spirit Maryland SoccerPlex 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Wed., June 27 Houston Dash Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Sat., June 30 North Carolina Courage Orlando City Stadium 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Sat., July 7 Washington Spirit Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Wed., July 11 Houston Dash BBVA Compass Stadium 8:30 p.m. / go90

Sat., July 14 Utah Royals FC Rio Tinto Stadium 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Sat., July 21 Seattle Reign FC Orlando City Stadium 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Sun., Aug. 5 Sky Blue FC Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Sat., Aug. 11 Portland Thorns FC Orlando City Stadium 7:30 p.m. / go90

Sat., Aug. 18 North Carolina Courage WakeMed Soccer Park 7 p.m. / go90

Sat., Aug. 25 Chicago Red Stars Orlando City Stadium 3:30 p.m. / Lifetime

Sat., Sept. 8 Sky Blue FC Yurcak Field 12 p.m. / go90

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