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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2022) - The National Women’s Soccer League today announced telecast details for Orlando Pride’s 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup schedule. The tournament, set to kick off on Friday, March 18, will feature all six of the Pride’s matches streamed live on Paramount+ in the U.S. The Challenge Cup in its entirety will be available to stream internationally on Twitch.

Orlando Pride are set to kick off the 2022 edition of the Challenge Cup at 1 p.m. ET on March 19 against the defending NWSL Champion Washington Spirit at Exploria Stadium. The Pride round out their home schedule on March 30 and April 16 against NJ/NY Gotham FC and the North Carolina Courage, respectively. 

“We’re thrilled to work with our friends at CBS Sports to bring another NWSL Challenge Cup to our viewers,” said interim 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 Pride’s Challenge Cup schedule can be seen below or on Orlando-Pride.com. For the full 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup rules and regulations that differ from NWSL’s regular-season policies and procedures, click here.

Orlando Pride 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup Schedule (All games to stream live internationally on Twitch)
Date
Home
Away
Venue
Kickoff Time (ET)
Platform
Sat, March 19
Orlando Pride
Washington Spirit
Exploria Stadium
7:00 p.m.
Paramount+
Sat, March 26
North Carolina Courage
Orlando Pride
WakeMed Soccer Park
7:00 p.m.
Paramount+
Wed, March 30
Orlando Pride
NJ/NY Gotham FC
Exploria Stadium
7:00 p.m.
Paramount+
Sun, April 3
Washington Spirit
Orlando Pride
Audi Field
4:00 p.m.
Paramount+
Sat, April 16
Orlando Pride
North Carolina Courage
Exploria Stadium
7:00 p.m.
Paramount+
Sat, April 23
NJ/NY Gotham FC
Orlando Pride
Red Bull Arena
7:00 p.m.
Paramount+
Wed, May 4 (Semi-Final 1)
TBD
TBD
TBD
8:00 p.m.
CBSSN
Wed, May 4 (Semi-Final 2)
TBD
TBD
TBD
10:00 p.m.
Paramount+
Sat, May 7 (Championship)
TBD
TBD
TBD
1:00 p.m.
CBS/Paramount+