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NWSL releases fall series schedule

NWSL returns September 5; Utah Royals FC first game is September 20.

Soccer: NWSL Challenge Cup-Utah Royals vs Sky Blue FC Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the National Women’s Soccer League released the schedule for the first three weeks of the 2020 fall series, and then the remaining schedule on Thursday. The opening matchup features Sky Blue FC and Washington Spirit on September 5, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET at Segra Field, airing on CBS Television Network.

Utah Royals FC are scheduled for their first game of the series on Sunday, September 20 at Providence Park against Portland Thorns FC. The game will be streamed live on Twitch with kickoff time set for 1:00 p.m. MT.

URFC will return to Rio Tinto Stadium for two matches beginning on September 26 at 1:30 p.m. against OL Reign, the match will be streamed live on CBS All-Access. One week later, Royals FC will feature in the NWSL Game of the Week on CBS Sports Network when they take on Portland for the second and final time in the series. The match will kick-off at 8:00 p.m. MT on Saturday, October 3 at the RioT.

The club will conclude the series and their 2020 competition season on Saturday, October 17 at Cheney Stadium against OL Reign. Kick-off is set for 6:00 p.m. MT and can be streamed live on CBS All-Access.

The NWSL fall series includes 18 matches over the course of seven weeks, featuring three, three-team pods that will all play one another and enable the league to minimize travel. The three teams in each regional pod will each play four games.

OL Reign
Utah Royals FC
Portland Thorns FC

Chicago Red Stars
Washington Spirit
Sky Blue FC

North Carolina Courage
Houston Dash
Orlando Pride

There will be a televised NWSL Game of the Week on the CBS Television Network every Saturday in September, and on CBS Sports Network three Saturdays in October. CBS All Access will stream four games as well as the CBS broadcast coverage in September. Twitch will exclusively stream seven games globally, including in the United States, and every game internationally.

You can find the full details from the league and schedule here.