The National Women’s Soccer League has unveiled ambitious plans to stage a 25-game tournament featuring all nine teams in the Salt Lake City area in Utah this summer amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The NWSL has announced that the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by P&G and Secret will mark the return to action for all nine clubs.
The 25-game tournament will kick off on June 27, 2020 at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. While spectators will not be in attendance, fans can catch all the action via CBS All Access with the opener and championship game also airing live on CBS.
This tournament marks the league’s first competition since the 2019 NWSL Championship which saw the North Carolina Courage defeat the Chicago Red Stars to become back-to-back NWSL Champions.
In addition to the tournament’s presenting sponsors P&G and Secret, the league also announced today a new multi-year partnership with Verizon, another landmark in the continuing commercial success of the NWSL.
The format of the tournament will feature the league’s nine clubs each playing four games in the preliminary rounds to determine seeding.