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The tenth season of the top division of women's soccer in the United States

NWSL 2022
National Women's Soccer League


* Matches on Twitch will stream live on:


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National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the highest

league of women's soccer/football in USA

Founded: 2012

2022 season: April 29 – October 29

Teams: 12

Two expansion teams from last season:

  1. Angel City FC

  2. San Diego Wave FC

Format: The top six teams in the final standings at the end of the

NWSL season qualify for the playoffs and are seeded in order of

their record; the top two teams receive a first-round bye.

Relegation / Promotion: No relegation / promotion as NWSL is a franchise league 

Current champions 2021: Washington Spirit (1st title)

Current NWSL Shield* 2021: Portland Thorns FC (2nd shield)

Top Scorer 2021: Ashley Hatch (10 goals)

Most championships (2 titles each):

  • FC Kansas City

  • North Carolina Courage

  • Portland Thorns FC

Most NWSL Shields*: North Carolina Courage (3 shields)

*Annual award given to the team with the best regular season record

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