NWSL announces new kickoff times for 2017 season

The NWSL is also implementing increased measures for Hydrations Breaks and new guidelines for Extreme Heat

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The National Women’s Soccer League released the following press release today:

CHICAGO (June 12, 2017) – In an effort to ensure player and fan safety, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today new kickoff times for 23 games throughout the remainder of the 2017 season. The new schedule reduces the number of games during times of the day where potential environmental conditions such as high temperatures, humidity, and solar radiation would be more prevalent throughout the summer months in the United States.

The NWSL is also implementing increased measures for Hydrations Breaks and new guidelines for Extreme Heat, including procedures for match delays, effective immediately. Click here to view the complete guidelines.

“The safety of everyone involved with the execution of NWSL matches, including players, referees and fans, is paramount,” NWSL Managing Director of Operations Amanda Duffy said. “These are important measures that will help to ensure the safest environment possible at all league matches, and we will continue to evaluate steps that can be taken in the future.”

After a successful implementation on June 3, the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will now be listed at 3:30 p.m. ET on the schedule with kickoff slated for 3:50 p.m. ET to accommodate for Hydration Breaks. In addition, the NWSL has released the other 4 p.m. ET games, providing teams not part of the Game of the Week more flexibility to reschedule games into the late afternoon and evenings.

See below for a complete list of new kickoff times:

Bold = Game of the Week on Lifetime

* = To be determined Game of the Week on Lifetime

 

 

All times Eastern

Saturday, June 17
Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit
Toyota Park
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 17
FC Kansas City vs. Seattle Reign FC
Children’s Mercy Victory Field
8 p.m.

Saturday, June 24
Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash
Orlando City Stadium
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 1
North Carolina Courage vs. Sky Blue FC
Sahlen’s Stadium
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 8
Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride
Maryland SoccerPlex
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 8
North Carolina Courage vs. Seattle Reign FC
Sahlen’s Stadium
7:30 p.m.
 

 

Saturday, July 15
Portland Thorns FC vs. North Carolina Courage
Providence Park
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 15
Seattle Reign FC vs. Boston Breakers
Memorial Stadium
10 p.m.

Saturday, July 22
Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride
Toyota Park
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 22
FC Kansas City vs. North Carolina Courage
Children’s Mercy Victory Field
8 p.m.

Saturday, August 5
North Carolina Courage vs. Seattle Reign FC
Sahlen’s Stadium
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 5
Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash
Providence Park
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 12
Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC
Orlando City Stadium
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 12
Washington Spirit vs. Boston Breakers
Maryland SoccerPlex
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 19
North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit
Sahlen’s Stadium
3:30 p.m.
 

 
Saturday, August 26
FC Kansas City vs. Orlando Pride
Children’s Mercy Victory Field
3:30 p.m.
 

 

Saturday, September 2
Orlando Pride vs. Boston Breakers
Orlando City Stadium
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 2
Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit
Providence Park
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago Red Stars
Children’s Mercy Victory Field
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC
Orlando City Stadium
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 23*
Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars
BBVA Compass Stadium
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 23*
Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns FC
Orlando City Stadium
3:30 p.m.
 

 

Saturday, September 30
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars
Providence Park
3:30 p.m.