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 The 4th edition of the league cup competition in the United States

NWSL CHallenge cup

19 April - 9 September


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The 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup will appear across CBS Sports platforms, including The CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network and Paramount+

TSN will distribute selected 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup matches, including the final, across its network in Canada this season. Live match coverage will air [in English] across TSN and TSN+.
The full 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup schedules >> (USA & CANADA) 

All 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup matches will be streamed live internationally for free on


In addition DAZN has non-exclusive broadcasting rights in:

  • Spain

  • Italy

  • Germany

  • Austria

  • Switzerland

  • Japan

  • United Kingdom

  • France

  • Belgium

  • Portugal

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Denmark

  • Sweden

  • Brazil

NWSL Challenge Cup coverage will also appear non-exclusively on Central American-based distributor Tigo in:


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

Founded: 2020

Sponsor: UKG

Teams: 12 (all NWSL teams) 

Total amount of matches: 39

2023 First stage format:
The competition is 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. 

The 2023 edition will be the first time cup is played concurrently with the regular season, bringing it in line with most other league cup competitions worldwide.

2023 Play-offs format:
Three single-elimination matches: two semifinals and one final. 

Current champions 2022: North Carolina Courage (1st title)


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