CARY, N.C. (April 27, 2021) – The North Carolina Courage will play a 24-game NWSL schedule, as released by the league today. The team will play 12 home and 12 away games, with at least one home match against each of the other nine teams in the league. The NC Courage will look to compete for a third NWSL Championship and fourth NWSL Shield.
The Courage’s season kicks off Saturday, May 15 at 10 p.m. ET on the road against OL Reign. The team will then return to Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, May 22 for their home opener against the Orlando Pride at 7 p.m. ET.
The NWSL regular season will not break for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Courage will host their final regular season home game on Sunday, October 17 against NJ/NY Gotham FC, before hitting the road to round out their regular season against the Portland Thorns on Saturday, October 30.
The top six teams at the end of the regular season will advance to the expanded NWSL Playoffs, with the top two seeds receiving a first-round bye. The league will close out the 2021 campaign with the 2021 NWSL Championship on Nov. 20.
|Saturday, May 15, 2021||10:00pm ET||OL Reign||NC Courage||Cheney Stadium|
|Saturday, May 22, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Orlando Pride||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Friday, May 28, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Racing Louisville||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Saturday, June 5, 2021||3:00pm ET||Chicago Red||NC Courage||SeatGeek Stadium|
|Saturday, June 19, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||OL Reign||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Wednesday, June 23, 2021||7:30pm ET||Racing Louisville||NC Courage||Lynn Family Stadium|
|Saturday, June 26, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Portland Thorns||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Sunday, July 4, 2021||6:00pm ET||Orlando Pride||NC Courage||Exploria Stadium|
|Saturday, July 10, 2021||7:00pm ET||Washington Spirit||NC Courage||Audi Field|
|Saturday, July 17, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Houston Dash||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Friday, July 23, 2021||8:00pm ET||Kansas City||NC Courage||Legends Field|
|Saturday, July 31, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Orlando Pride||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Saturday, August 7, 2021||7:00pm ET||NJ/NY Gotham FC||NC Courage||Red Bull Arena|
|Sunday, August 15, 2021||6:00pm ET||NC Courage||Chicago Red Stars||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Saturday, August 21, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Kansas City||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Sunday, August 29, 2021||5:00pm ET||Washington Spirit||NC Courage||Audi Field|
|Sunday, September 5, 2021||7:00pm ET||Kansas City||NC Courage||Legends Field|
|Sunday, September 12, 2021||6:00pm ET||NC Courage||Portland Thorns||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Saturday, September 25, 2021||3:00pm ET||NJ/NY Gotham FC||NC Courage||Red Bull Arena|
|Friday, October 1, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Washington Spirit||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Wednesday, October 6, 2021||7:00pm ET||NC Courage||Racing Louisville||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Saturday, October 9, 2021||8:30pm ET||Houston Dash||NC Courage||BBVA Stadium|
|Sunday, October 17, 2021||2:00pm ET||NC Courage||NJ/NY Gotham FC||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Saturday, October 30, 2021||10:00pm ET||Portland Thorns||NC Courage||Providence Park|
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