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