CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the 24-game schedule for the 2018 NWSL season. Chicago will once again face the Houston Dash on the road for the third-straight season opener on Sunday, March 25.
The Red Stars will make their home debut on Saturday, March 31, against the Portland Thorns, as part of a doubleheader with the Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers playing before.
Similar to the year prior, the league has each team partaking in a 24-game schedule (12 home and 12 away). During the season schedule, each team will face each other three times throughout the season.
Chicago will host Portland (March 31, June 16), Orlando (May 2, May 26), Houston (April 18, May 12) and Sky Blue FC (April 21, July 28) twice at home, while visiting Washington, North Carolina, Seattle and Utah two times in 2018.
The Red Stars will have a three-game home stretch between June 16-July 1. The team will finish the season on the road the last four games between Aug. 15-Sept. 8, traveling from Seattle to Portland to Orlando and finally to Utah.
Kicking off preseason, Chicago will face off against Marquette (Feb. 24), Wisconsin (March 4) and the Portland Thorns, Houston Dash and U.S. U-23 WNT in the Thorns’ Spring Invitational (March 11-17).
Season tickets and flex packs are on sale now. Flex packs allow the fans to choose the games that best fit their schedule and budget while also saving money off the regular single game ticket pricing. Additionally, purchasing flex packs provides priority seating over individual ticket buyers.
All 2018 single-game tickets will go on sale Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. CT. For group tickets, please call 773-697-8699 to talk to a sales representative.
Home Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (2), Friday (1), Saturday (8), Sunday (1)
Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (2), Saturday (8), Sunday (2)
Home Dates by Month:
March (1), April (2), May (3), June (2), July (3), August (1)
Road Dates by Month:
March (1), April (2), May (2), June (1), July (2), August (3), September (1)
3 games (June 16, June 23, July 1)
Longest Road Trip:
4 games (Aug. 15, Aug. 18, Aug. 25, Sept. 8)
2018 Chicago Red Stars Schedule (home matches in bold)
|Sunday, March 25||@ Houston Dash|
|Saturday, March 31||vs. Portland Thorns FC|
|Saturday, April 14||@ Utah Royals FC|
|Wednesday, April 18||vs. Houston Dash|
|Saturday, April 21||vs. Sky Blue FC|
|Saturday, April 28||@ Washington Spirit|
|Wednesday, May 2||vs. Orlando Pride|
|Sunday, May 6||@ NC Courage|
|Saturday, May 12||vs. Houston Dash|
|Saturday, May 19||@ Seattle Reign FC|
|Saturday, May 26||vs. Orlando Pride|
|Saturday, June 2||@ Washington Spirit|
|Saturday, June 16||vs. Portland Thorns FC|
|Saturday, June 23||vs. Utah Royals FC|
|Sunday, July 1||vs. Washington Spirit|
|Wednesday, July 4||@ NC Courage|
|Saturday, July 7||@ Sky Blue FC|
|Saturday, July 14||vs. Seattle Reign FC|
|Saturday, July 28||vs. Sky Blue FC|
|Friday, Aug. 10||vs. NC Courage|
|Wednesday, Aug. 15||@ Seattle Reign FC|
|Saturday, Aug. 18||@ Portland Thorns FC|
|Saturday, Aug. 25||@ Orlando Pride|
|Saturday, Sept. 8||@ Utah Royals FC|