Los Angeles- The National Women's soccer league will start back up September 5th.
After the NWSL season was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, NWSL's commissioner Lisa Baird put in a safety protocol to ensure that all players will be safe. Once protocols were approved, the NWSL commissioner wanted the season to continue. The NWSL fall series will have 18 matches for seven weeks. Teams will have three-team pods, where they will face each other.
“Building on the success of this summer’s Challenge Cup, I am so excited to smartly and safely take this next step on the NWSL’s journey,” said NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird. “The women of the NWSL want to compete and we’ve certainly heard from our fans all over the world looking for more action this year. I’d like to thank the NWSL Player’s Association for their constant collaboration, as well as CBS for continuing to invest in our league’s growth and this unprecedented opportunity to showcase the NWSL to a world-wide audience, week-in, week-out."
Here are the three-team pod selections. Teams in their pods will play a combination of four games.
Portland Thorns FC
Utah Royals FC
Chicago Red Stars
Sky Blue FC
North Carolina Courage