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The 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup will Kick Off April 9

Washington, D.C.- On April 9 at 8 PM, ET, the National Women's Soccer League will start up their season with a rematch of last years' Challenge Cup final between Houston and Chicago.

There will be a 21-game tournament with each group playing four matches before the final. The opening game, as well as three other games will live broadcast on CBS Sports Networks, while the Challenge Cup final will broadcast on CBS Television Network. Each of the games international will be available on Twitch.

"We’re ready to build on our success of the last year and I couldn’t be more excited to open the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by Secret the same way we left off in the summer of 2020, watching Houston and Chicago showcase the very best in women’s professional soccer,” said NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird. “I want to thank Secret for once again helping us put on this incredible event, and for their continued commitment to the NWSL and our players, including the NWSL’s 2021 rookie class.”

This year the tournament will be broken down into two divisions, which will be East vs West.


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