About the NWSL
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a ten-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from around the world. The clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, Orlando Pride, North Carolina Courage, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Utah Royals FC and the Washington Spirit. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.
In 2017, each of the league’s 10 clubs will play a total of 24 games consisting of 12 matches at home and 12 away. The 2017 NWSL regular season began on Saturday, April 15 and will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 30. The top four teams will qualify for the 2017 NWSL playoffs and compete in the semifinals on the weekend of Oct. 7-8 and advance to the NWSL Championship on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla.