Kansas City Current Open 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup Friday, March 18 at Louisville Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current Open 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup Friday, March 18 at Louisville

Current open home schedule Saturday, April 2 at Children’s Mercy Park

KANSAS CITY (Feb. 7, 2022) — The Kansas City Current and the National Women’s Soccer League announced today the full schedule for the upcoming 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. The expanded 39-game tournament is set to kick off March 18, 2022, with a rematch of last year’s regular-season opener between the Kansas City Current and Racing Louisville FC. The match, to be hosted at Lynn Family Stadium, is slated for a 6:30 p.m. CT kick off.

“We’re pleased to once again open this year’s campaign with the Challenge Cup,” said Managing Director of Competition and Player Affairs Liz Dalton. “The Cup is an exciting competition to kick off our 10th anniversary season and we are thrilled to provide another opportunity to crown a champion. Many thanks to all those who have helped make this year’s tournament possible.” 

The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup will feature three regional groups of four teams. The Current will feature in the Central Region, along with the Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash and Racing Louisville FC. The East Region includes NJ/NY Gotham FC, the North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride and the Washington Spirit. Angel City FC, OL Reign, Portland Thorns FC and San Diego Wave FC make up the West Region.

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The groups will compete in double round-robin matches ahead of the semifinal round and the NWSL Challenge Cup Final Saturday, May 7. Details regarding broadcast schedule for the tournament are forthcoming. 

For the full 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup rules and regulations that differ from NWSL’s regular season policies and procedures, click here

DATE

TIME (CT)

HOME

AWAY

VENUE

Friday, March 18

6:30 PM

Racing Louisville FC

KC Current

Lynn Family Stadium

Friday, March 25

7:30 PM

Chicago Red Stars

KC Current

SeatGeek Stadium

Wednesday, March 30

7:30 PM

Houston Dash

KC Current

PNC Stadium

Saturday, April 2

2:00 PM

KC Current

Racing Louisville FC

Children’s Mercy Park

Friday, April 15

7:00 PM

KC Current

Houston Dash

Children’s Mercy Park

Sunday, April 24

4:00 PM

KC Current

Chicago Red Stars

Children’s Mercy Park

Wednesday, May 4

SEMI-FINALS

Saturday, May 7

CHAMPIONSHIP

 

About the Kansas City Current

Founded in December 2020, the Kansas City Current is led by the ownership group of Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews. The team competes in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and begins its second season with the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup kicking off the weekend of March 18. The Kansas City Current announced plans for the first stadium purpose-built for an NWSL team with expected completion in 2024. The team will play in 2022 at Children’s Mercy Park. For more information, visit KansasCityCurrent.com.

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