KANSAS CITY NWSL OPENS 2021 NWSL CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY SECRET DEODORANT ON APRIL 9; FIRST HOME GAME APRIL 26 NWSL KC

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KANSAS CITY NWSL OPENS 2021 NWSL CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY SECRET DEODORANT ON APRIL 9; FIRST HOME GAME APRIL 26

Kansas City NWSL matches to air on Paramount+. Final to air on CBS Television Network & stream on Paramount+. Twitch to stream all games internationally

KANSAS CITY (March 9, 2021) – The National Women’s Soccer League today announced the full schedule for the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by Secret Deodorant. Kansas City’s first match since joining the league in December 2020 takes place against Portland Thorns FC at Providence Park on Friday, April 9 at 9:30 p.m. CT on Paramount+, the premium streaming service from ViacomCBS.

The 21-game tournament kicks off on April 9, 2021 with a rematch of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup final between Houston and Chicago at BBVA Stadium on CBS Sports Network. 

Challenge Cup Format & Rules

“I’m so excited to kick off a new year in style with the 2021 Challenge Cup presented by Secret Deodorant, and thrilled to once again partner with our friends at CBS Sports to bring the best women’s soccer league in the world to our viewers,” said NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird. “My thanks to CBS, Twitch and all of our partners, for continuing to invest in this league and showcasing these incredible athletes.”

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the NWSL and build on the immense success across all platforms of the 2020 Challenge Cup," said Dan Weinberg, EVP, Programming, CBS Sports. "The 2021 Challenge Cup will showcase soccer's top players, and we look forward to bringing fans the action across CBS, CBS Sports Network and Paramount+."

Following their first-ever match in Portland, Kansas City will travel to Chicago and face the Red Stars on April 20 before playing their first home game at Field of Legends on Monday, April 26, 2021 vs. the 2020 defending NWSL Challenge Cup champions the Houston Dash. Kansas City will close out the round-robin portion of the tournament at home against OL Reign on May 2.

The 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by Secret Deodorant is included in all KC NWSL season ticket plans. Fans can reserve their spot now for the Inaugural Season here

The 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by Secret Deodorant will see the league’s 10 teams organized into two divisions, East and West. Each team will play four matches in home markets, as approved by the NWSL’s Medical Task Force, followed by the top team from each division competing in the final slated for May 8, 2021 on CBS. The championship site will be determined by the league at a later date. For a full list of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup rules and regulations that differ from NWSL’s regular season policies and procedures, click here.

KANSAS CITY NWSL
2021 NWSL CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY SECRET DEODORANT SCHEDULE

**All games to stream internationally on Twitch**

KC NWSL Challenge Cup Schedule

 

 

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