The 3rd edition of the league cup competition in the United States

NWSL CHallenge cup
2022

18 March to 7 May

WHERE TO WATCH
The Final

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WHERE TO WATCH

* Matches on Twitch will stream live on:

ABOUT NWSL CHALLENGE CUP

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An annual tournament in the United States, organized by the top-tier league National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)

Founded: 2020

Teams: 12 (all NWSL teams including new franchises Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC) 

Total amount of matches: 39

2022 First stage format:
The competition will be split into three regional groups of four teams each; East, Central and West. Each team will play a six-game double round-robin in which every team plays all others in its division at home and away. The winner from each of the three divisions will progress to the knockout stage along with the highest-ranked group stage runner-up to make up the four semifinalists. 

2022 Play-offs format:
Three single-elimination matches: two semifinals and one final. 

Current champions 2021: Portland Thorns (1st title)