090120 Dash Schedule

Dash to open NWSL fall series at North Carolina Courage on Sept. 11

The NWSL Challenge Cup champion Houston Dash will resume their 2020 season next week when they visit the 2019 league champion North Carolina Courage on Friday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. CDT, the NWSL announced this morning. That match will be streamed live on Twitch. 

The National Women’s Soccer League today released the schedule for the first three weeks of the 2020 fall series. The NWSL fall series will include 18 matches over the course of seven weeks, featuring three, three-team pods that will all play one another and enable the league to minimize travel.  

There will be a televised NWSL Game of the Week on the CBS Television Network every Saturday in September, and on CBS Sports Network three Saturdays in October. CBS All Access will exclusively stream four games as well as the CBS broadcast coverage in September. Twitch will exclusively stream seven games globally, including in the United States, and every game internationally. 

“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to put together a schedule that gets our players back out on the pitch and showcases their talent for a global audience, while limiting travel as much as possible and keeping player and staff health and safety our top priority,” said NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird. “I want to thank our players, club staff and our entire ownership group for their collaboration and continued flexibility as we navigate this unique moment in time. I can’t wait to watch this fall series unfold.” 

The full schedule for the initial three weeks of the series is available below. Highlights include the NWSL Game of the Week on CBS each Saturday in September and on CBSSN on three Saturdays in October. Those games will feature every NWSL club at least once, including OL Reign at Portland Thorns FC on September 12 and Orlando Pride at North Carolina Courage on September 19. The remaining games will be announced in the next week. 

The NWSL’s return to play protocols reflect the best practices previously developed by the NWSL Medical Task Force and successfully implemented during the Challenge Cup. Those protocols have been updated to reflect the reality of home-market matches and regional travel and will influence all league and club actions outside the field of play.  

 

2020 NWSL Fall Series Schedule (Weeks 1-3) 

** CBS Game of the Week highlighted in bold** 

** Twitch to stream all games internationally here** 

DATE 

HOME 

AWAY 

PLATFORM 

9/5

Washington Spirit 

Sky Blue FC 

CBS & CBS ALL ACCESS 

9/11 

NC Courage 

Houston Dash 

TWITCH 

9/12 

Washington Spirit 

Chicago Red Stars 

TWITCH 

9/12 

Portland Thorns FC 

OL Reign 

CBS & CBS ALL ACCESS 

9/19 

NC Courage 

Orlando Pride 

CBS & CBS ALL ACCESS 

9/20 

Chicago Red Stars 

Sky Blue FC 

CBS ALL ACCESS 

9/20 

Portland Thorns FC 

Utah Royals FC 

TWITCH 

 

The three teams in each regional pod will each play four games. Those pods are:   

South  

Houston Dash  

North Carolina Courage  

Orlando Pride  

 

West  

Portland Thorns  

OL Reign  

Utah Royals FC  

  

Northeast  

Chicago Red Stars  

Sky Blue FC  

Washington Spirit 

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