The Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League have introduced the preliminary framework for its tenth anniversary marketing campaign, that includes a 132-game schedule and the third run of the NWSL Problem Cup.
“We’re excited to get this momentous season underway,” mentioned Managing Director of Competitors and Participant Affairs Liz Dalton, with gamers anticipated to report back to a six-week preseason camp starting on February 1.
“The tenth anniversary season is a testomony to the league’s unimaginable athletes previous and current, the sustained assist of our followers, and the imaginative and prescient and funding of our companions and homeowners. We look ahead to additional establishing the NWSL as one of the best girls’s soccer league on the planet.”
The 2022 season is ready to kick off on Saturday, 19 March with group play for the NWSL Problem Cup. The match will characteristic three teams of 4 groups, taking part in double round-robin matches, semifinals and the ultimate on 7 Could.
After the Cup, the season will proceed with every of the 12 groups taking part in house and away matches in opposition to each different facet within the league.
“Critically, the league has been in a position to construct a schedule framework for 2022 that can considerably restrict the variety of video games that happen throughout FIFA home windows, making certain the league’s most completed gamers are in a position to compete for membership and nation with comparatively few conflicts in comparison with current years” acknowledged the league.
Every crew will play 28 matches, 14 contests in house markets and 14 on the street. The complete league schedule will probably be launched at a later date. Six groups will qualify for the NWSL playoffs, set to happen starting in October 2022, whereas the highest two seeds will obtain a first-round bye.
The 2022 marketing campaign will finish with the NWSL Championship the weekend of 28-30 October.