NWSL Challenge Cup: How to watch online, TV channel, live stream, standings for final stage of group play

The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup continues Saturday as clubs liquidate group play in the competition. OL Reign are the only group to have actually clinched an area in the semifinals, and 3 areas stay in play as groups attempt to advance into the knockout round.  Fans can view 2022 Challenge Cup video games live and as needed with Paramount+.

Saturday includes the North Carolina Courage versus NWSL 2021 Champions Washington Spirit to figure out top place in the East Region, as NJ/NY Gotham FC host Orlando Pride, and San Diego Wave FC face OL Reign.

Sunday concludes group play as the Kansas City Current host the Chicago Red Stars in a fight for top place of the Central Region. Angel City FC face Portland Thorns FC and the Houston Dash fulfill Racing Louisville FC to liquidate the tripleheader.

Group winners and the leading second-place finisher will take part in the semifinals to figure out 2 cup finalists to play in the Challenge Cup last on May 7.

Here’s how you can view the upcoming matches this weekend:

Viewing info

Saturday, April 23

  • North Carolina Courage vs Washington Spirit Saturday, 1 p.m. (CBS)
  • Gotham FC vs Orlando Pride, 7 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • San Diego Wave vs OL Reign, 10 p.m. (Paramount+)

Sunday, April 24

What’s at stake

East Region: The last time the Courage and Spirit took on in the Challenge Cup the 2 sides played to a 2-2 draw, as the Spirit led a 2nd half return. This last group match in between the 2 groups is a winner takes all situation, although North Carolina might likewise clinch top place in the group and an area in the semifinal with simply a draw versus the Spirit. 

The Spirit might still advance into the semifinal as the very best 2nd location group in case they draw versus North Carolina however they would likewise require a loss by Portland and a loss or draw by the Chicago Red Stars.

Expect a program down on the flanks as the Courage’s fullback duo of Carson Pickett and Merritt Mathias go head to head versus Trinity Rodman, Anna Heilferty, and Ashley Sanchez. Rodman is presently connected for a lot of objectives in the competition with 4 objectives scored.

Central Region:  Kansas City Current and Chicago Red Stars will square off to figure out top place in the main area. A need to win for the Red Stars if they wish to advance into the semifinals, the club cannot advance as a finest 2nd location group based upon their present 8 points in the group. Kansas City leads the area with 10 points and just require a draw versus Chicago in order to clinch top place in the main department. 

During their previous group phase match, Kansas City made a 2nd half return to win 2-1 on the roadway versus Chicago. A success from Chicago might depend upon who they have offered on after star forward Mallory Pugh left recentlies’ video game under the concussion procedure, and midfielder Morgan Gautrat has actually been browsing a calf injury. 

West Region:  OL Reign are the only group to have actually clinched an area in the semifinals with a match staying in the Challenge Cup. They can advance as group winners with a win or draw versus San Diego, or a Portland loss or draw — the Reign can complete no even worse than the very best 2nd location group team in the Challenge Cup.

Portland are the ruling Challenge Cup champs after beating NJ/NY Gotham FC in 2021. If the Thorns are to advance out of the group the requirement a loss or draw from Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars. Both OL Reign and Portland Thorns FC have previous wins in Challenge Cup group play versus San Diego Wave FC and Angel City FC.

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