NWSL announces full 2019 schedule

The 2019 NWSL season kicks off on April 13

Lindsey Horan was named the 2018 NWSL MVP. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

The National Women’s Soccer League released the full 2019 regular season schedule on Thursday. For the third-straight year all nine teams will play a 24-game regular season schedule, with 12 home games and 12 away games.

Preseason will begin on March 4 and the regular season will begin the weekend of April 13-14. The league will take a break for the group stage of 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup from June 3-14 and return June 15-16. The regular season will conclude with four matches on October 12.

The 2019 NWSL Championship will take place on October 26.

MORE | Full 2019 NWSL Regular Season Schedule

For 2019, fans in the United States can watch all of the NWSL’s regular season matches via streaming on Yahoo! Sports. International fans will be still be able to follow the action on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com

  • The season kicks off with the reigning 2018 NWSL Champions, the North Carolina Courage, taking on two-time Golden Boot winner and NWSL’s all-time leading goal scorer Sam Kerr and the Chicago Red Stars on April 13 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The Washington Spirit and Sky Blue FC will also face-off on April 13 at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Portland Thorns FC fans will have to wait until June 2 for the big home opener at Providence Park. All of the other NWSL teams have their home openers in April, but Providence Park has been undergoing a large expansion construction project that won’t be complete until later this spring.
  • The Thorns have a chance to set a new attendance record in the NWSL thanks to the expansion of Providence Park, with a new seating capacity of around 25,000. The Orlando Pride still hold the all time NWSL record thanks to the 23,403 fans who attended their inaugural match in 2016.
  • Reign FC will make their debut in Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington on Sunday, April 21 vs. the Orlando Pride.
  • This year there will be 12 mid-week (Wednesday) games and one game on Monday, May 27 at Cheney Stadium featuring Reign FC vs. the North Carolina Courage.

Full schedule (all times ET)

Game Date Time
NC Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars 4/13/19 7:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue FC 4/13/19 7:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns FC 4/14/19 5:00PM
Houston Dash vs. Reign FC 4/14/19 6:00 PM
NC Courage vs. Orlando Pride 4/17/19 7:00 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns FC 4/20/19 3:30 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Houston Dash 4/20/19 6:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Washington Spirit 4/20/19 9:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Orlando Pride 4/21/19 10:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Utah Royals FC 4/27/19 7:30 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Reign FC 4/27/19 8:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. NC Courage 4/28/19 6:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Portland Thorns FC 4/28/19 6:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 5/3/19 9:30 PM
NC Courage vs. Sky Blue FC 5/4/19 7:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Reign FC 5/4/19 7:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride 5/5/19 6:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Washington Spirit 5/11/19 3:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Houston Dash 5/11/19 3:30 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns FC 5/11/19 7:30 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. NC Courage 5/12/19 6:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC 5/18/19 4:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC 5/18/19 7:00 PM
NC Courage vs. Utah Royals FC 5/19/19 5:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars 5/19/19 6:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Portland Thorns FC 5/25/19 6:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride 5/25/19 8:00 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit 5/26/19 6:00 PM
Reign FC vs. NC Courage 5/27/19 7:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Utah Royals FC 6/1/19 7:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. NC Courage 6/1/19 7:30 PM
Reign FC vs. Houston Dash 6/2/19 4:00 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 6/2/19 6:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Washington Spirit 6/15/19 10:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Sky Blue FC 6/15/19 10:00 PM
NC Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC 6/15/19 7:45 PM
Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride 6/15/19 8:30 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Utah Royals FC 6/21/19 11:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Orlando Pride 6/22/19 7:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash 6/22/19 7:00 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Reign FC 6/23/19 6:00 PM
Utah Royals FC FCvs. Reign FC 6/28/19 10:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. NC Courage 6/29/19 7:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns FC 6/29/19 8:30 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars 6/30/19 5:00PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Reign FC 7/5/19 11:00 PM
NC Courage vs. Houston Dash 7/5/19 7:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit 7/6/19 7:30 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Sky Blue FC 7/6/19 8:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Utah Royals FC 7/12/19 7:30 PM
NC Courage vs. Reign FC 7/13/19 7:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars 7/13/19 8:30 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride 7/14/19 3:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Portland Thorns FC 7/19/19 10:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash 7/20/19 7:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC 7/20/19 7:30 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. NC Courage 7/21/19 6:00 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash 7/24/19 10:30 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Washington Spirit 7/24/19 7:30 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. NC Courage 7/27/19 10:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 7/28/19 4:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC 7/28/19 7:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. Reign FC 8/2/19 7:00 PM
NC Courage vs. Washington Spirit 8/2/19 7:00 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Sky Blue FC 8/3/19 11:00 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Utah Royals FC 8/3/19 8:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Portland Thorns FC 8/7/19 10:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Sky Blue FC 8/7/19 10:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Chicago Red Stars 8/10/19 7:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash 8/10/19 7:30 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. NC Courage 8/11/19 3:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Utah Royals FC 8/11/19 4:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 8/14/19 7:00 PM
NC Courage vs. Houston Dash 8/16/19 7:00 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit 8/17/19 10:30 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Utah Royals FC 8/17/19 7:30 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Reign FC 8/18/19 1:00 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride 8/21/19 7:30 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Utah Royals FC 8/21/19 7:30 PM
NC Courage vs. Reign FC 8/24/19 7:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride 8/24/19 7:30 PM
Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC 8/24/19 8:30 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 8/25/19 3:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit 8/31/19 7:30 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Portland Thorns FC 9/6/19 9:30 PM
Reign FC vs. Orlando Pride 9/7/19 10:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. NC Courage 9/7/19 3:00 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash 9/8/19 6:00 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. NC Courage 9/11/19 10:30 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars 9/11/19 7:30 PM
Houston Dash vs. Utah Royals FC 9/13/19 8:30 PM
NC Courage vs. Orlando Pride 9/14/19 7:00 PM
Washington Spirit vs. Reign FC 9/14/19 7:30 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 9/15/19 5:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Utah Royals FC 9/18/19 10:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC 9/21/19 10:00 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash 9/21/19 10:30 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit 9/21/19 8:00 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. NC Courage 9/21/19 9:00 PM
Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit 9/25/19 8:30 PM
Washington Spirit vs. NC Courage 9/28/19 7:00 PM
Chicago Red Stars vs. Utah Royals FC 9/28/19 8:00 PM
Sky Blue FC vs. Orlando Pride 9/29/19 1:00 PM
Reign FC vs. Portland Thorns FC 9/29/19 4:00 PM
Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit 10/12/19 10:30 PM
NC Courage vs. Sky Blue FC 10/12/19 7:00 PM
Orlando Pride vs. Reign FC 10/12/19 7:30 PM
Utah Royals FC vs. Houston Dash 10/12/19 9:30 PM