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NWSL announces full schedule and Game of the Week on Lifetime schedule
The 2018 NWSL season kicks off on March 24
The Thorns and Reign will meet for the first time this season on May 5 in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. (Photo credit: Sam Ortega/isiphotos.com)
The Thorns and Reign will meet for the first time this season on May 5 in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. (Photo credit: Sam Ortega/isiphotos.com)

The NWSL released the full 2018 schedule on Wednesday. All nine teams will play a 24-game regular season schedule, with 12 home games and 12 away games.

 

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Also on Wednesday, the NWSL and Lifetime announced the 20 regular season games that will be featured on Saturdays as the NWSL Game of the Week this season.

Full Game of the Week on Lifetime schedule below. Highlights include:

  • A rematch of the 2017 NWSL Championship to kick off the season as the North Carolina Courage host Portland Thorns FC on March 24.
  • The inaugural home game at Rio Tinto Stadium for Utah Royals FC on April 14, vs. the Chicago Red Stars)
  • Allie Long‘s first game as a visitor at Providence Park when Seattle Reign FC visit Portland Thorns FC on May 5. It’s also the first-ever appearance of the Cascadia rivalry on Lifetime.
  • Former Sky Blue FC forward and reigning NWSL MVP Sam Kerr will return to New Jersey on July 7 when the Red Stars visit Yurcak Field.

 

Coverage of the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will begin with a pregame show at 3:30 p.m. ET and kickoff will be at 3:50 p.m. ET. Jenn Hildreth, Aly Wagner and Dalen Cuff will all be back on the broadcast this season.

Lifetime will also broadcast both NWSL playoff semifinals and the NWSL Championship in September.

All non-Lifetime games will be livestreamed on the go90 app and website. All games will be available internationally on the NWSL app and website.

Full NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime schedule: All games on Saturdays with coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET

 

March 24 | North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC

March 31 | Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride

April 14 | Utah Royals FC vs. Chicago Red Stars

April 21 | North Carolina Courage vs. Utah Royals FC

April 28 | Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage

May 5 | Portland Thorns FC vs. Seattle Reign FC

May 12 | Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride

May 19 | Utah Royals FC vs. Houston Dash

May 26 | Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride

June 2 | Washington Spirit vs. Chicago Red Stars

June 16 | Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns FC

June 23 | Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride

June 30 | Orlando Pride vs. North Carolina Courage

July 7 | Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars

July 14 | Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride

July 21 | Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC

August 11 | Utah Royals FC vs. Seattle Reign FC

August 18 | Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars

August 25 | Orlando Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars

September 8 | Utah Royals FC vs. Chicago Red Stars

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