NWSL announces 2020 home openers
2020 NWSL season kicks off on April 18
The 2020 NWSL season kicks off on April 18
The 2020 NWSL season kicks off on April 18

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced the 2020 home openers for each of its nine teams. All clubs will play their home openers within the first two weeks of the season except for Reign FC who will host the Chicago Red Stars in Tacoma on May 3.

Among the highlights: The North Carolina Courage will open the season at home against the Chicago Red Stars, in a rematch of the 2019 NWSL Championship. Chicago will then take on the Portland Thorns on April 25 at Seat Geek Stadium in a rematch of the 2019 NWSL Semifinal.

The Washington Spirit will host Reign FC on April 18 at Audi Field and look to break their current club attendance record of 19,871 set last season when they defeated the Orlando Pride 2-1 in D.C.

This offseason, Sky Blue FC announced they will make the move from Yurcak Field and play all 2020 home matches at Red Bull Arena following two successful games in Harrison, NJ in 2019. They play their first home game of 2020 at their new soccer-specific stadium on April 26 in a matchup with Reign FC.

View the full list of home openers below.

Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, April 25 vs. Portland Thorns FC
Seat Geek Stadium

Houston Dash
Saturday, April 25 vs. North Carolina Courage
BBVA Stadium

North Carolina Courage
Saturday, April 18 vs. Chicago Red Stars
Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Orlando Pride
Sunday, April 19 vs. Sky Blue FC
Exploria Stadium

Portland Thorns FC
Saturday, April 18 vs. Utah Royals FC
Providence Park

Reign FC
Sunday, May 3 vs. Chicago Red Stars
Cheney Stadium

Sky Blue FC
Sunday, April 26 vs. Reign FC
Red Bull Arena

Utah Royals FC
Friday, April 24 vs. Orlando Pride
Rio Tinto Stadium

Washington Spirit
Saturday, April 18 vs. Reign FC
Audi Field

Home openers by date (home teams listed in bold):

Saturday, April 18

North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars
Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Portland Thorns FC vs. Utah Royals FC
Providence Park

Washington Spirit vs. Reign FC
Audi Field

Sunday, April 19

Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC
Exploria Stadium

Friday, April 24

Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride
Rio Tinto Stadium

Saturday, April 25

Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns FC
Seat Geek Stadium

Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage
BBVA Stadium

Sunday, April 26

Sky Blue FC vs. Reign FC
Red Bull Arena

Sunday, May 3

Reign FC vs. Chicago Red Stars
Cheney Stadium

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