CARY, NC (March 1, 2022) – The National Women’s Soccer League today announced telecast details for the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. The tournament, set to kick off on Friday, March 18, will feature three matches broadcast on The CBS Television Network, including the Championship match. The three matches will also stream live on Paramount+. Four contests will air on CBS Sports Network, and all other matches will stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. Additionally, the Challenge Cup in its entirety will be available to stream internationally on Twitch.
The Courage are set to kick-off their Challenge Cup play at home on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. ET against NJ/NY Gotham FC. This match will stream live on Paramount+. The Courage home match on April 23 at 1 p.m. ET will be nationally televised on CBS, as they host the reigning 2021 NWSL Champions, the Washington Spirit. Tickets for all Courage Challenge Cup home matches can be purchased here.
“We’re thrilled to work with our friends at CBS Sports to bring another NWSL Challenge Cup to our viewers,” said interim NWSL CEO Marla Messing. “The Challenge Cup is an exciting opener to our 10th anniversary season and thanks to CBS Sports’ partnership, more tournament matches than ever will be available to fans across the country. We look forward to once again showcasing the best women’s soccer league on the air.”
“The first two editions of the NWSL Challenge Cup were incredibly successful, and we look forward to bringing fans the action for a third straight year from this exciting and competitive tournament,” said Dan Weinberg, EVP, Programming, CBS Sports. “We are happy to expand our coverage across all CBS Sports platforms with more Challenge Cup games than ever before, including three matches on the CBS Television Network, four matches on CBS Sports Network, and all others on Paramount+.”
CBS Sports Network will air the first of two Challenge Cup semifinal matches on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET, with the second semifinal match at 10 p.m. streaming exclusively on Paramount+. The Championship game, slated for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff, will be televised live on the CBS Television Network and streamed live on Paramount+ Saturday, May 7.
The Courage’s Challenge Cup schedule can be seen below or, for the full schedule, on the NWSL’s website. For the full 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup rules and regulations that differ from NWSL’s regular season policies and procedures, click here.
NC COURAGE 2022 NWSL CHALLENGE CUP SCHEDULE
**All games to stream live internationally on Twitch**