NWSL Announces 24 game schedule

CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars and National Women’s Soccer League unveiled the club’s 2017 NWSL schedule. Chicago will begin the season on the road against the Houston Dash for the second year in a row on Saturday, April 15.

Chicago will make their home debut at Toyota Park on Saturday, April 22 for the battle of the Midwest against FC Kansas City.

With a new platform from the league that has each team partake in a 24-game schedule, Chicago will host 12 regular season home matches during the 2017 season. Included in those 12 home matches, three teams, Kansas City (April 22, Aug. 20), Seattle (June 4, Aug. 16) and NWSL Champions North Carolina, formerly Western New York Flash, will visit Toyota Park twice. The Red Stars will head to Houston (April 15, Sept. 23), Orlando (July 1, Aug. 5) and Portland (April 29, Sept. 30) two times in 2017.

Overall, the Red Stars look to play matches on four different days of the week, including 21 weekend contests. In addition to playing six Saturday home games, the Red Stars host five Sunday home games and one Wednesday night match at Toyota Park.

The Red Stars will end regular season on the road, as Chicago will face off against Kansas City (Sept. 9), Houston (Sept. 23) and Portland (Sept. 30).

Chicago will kick off its first practice on March 13 and three days later will participate in an exhibition match against the University of Wisconsin – Madison on March 16.

Season tickets and flex packs are currently on sale, with a 3-pack pick ‘em plan going on sale this week. For more information about tickets call 773.697.8699 or visit here.

Schedule Breakdown:
Home Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (1), Saturday (6), Sunday (5)
Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (1), Friday (1), Saturday (9), Sunday (1)
Home Dates by Month:
April (1), May (2), June (3), July (1), August (3), September (1)
Road Dates by Month:
April (2), May (1), June (1), July (3), August (2), September (3)
Longest Homestand:
4 games (May 27, June 4, June 17, June 25)
Longest Road Trip:
4 games (June 28, July 1, July 7, July 15)

2017 Chicago Red Stars Schedule (home matches in bold)
DATE                                                     HOME TEAM                                           VISITING TEAM
Saturday, April 15                            Houston Dash                                         Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, April 22                          Chicago Red Stars                                FC Kansas City
Saturday, April 29                            Portland Thorns FC                               Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, May 6                              Chicago Red Stars                                Houston Dash
Sunday, May 14                               Chicago Red Stars                                Boston Breakers
Sunday, May 21                                 North Carolina Courage                      Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, May 27                            Chicago Red Stars                                North Carolina Courage
Sunday, June 4                                Chicago Red Stars                                Seattle Reign FC
Saturday, June 17                          Chicago Red Stars                                Washington Spirit
Sunday, June 25                              Chicago Red Stars                                Sky Blue FC
Wednesday, June 28                       Seattle Reign FC                                     Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, July 1                               Orlando Pride                                           Chicago Red Stars
Friday, July 7                                      Boston Breakers                                    Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, July 15                              Sky Blue FC                                              Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, July 22                            Chicago Red Stars                                Orlando Pride
Saturday, August 5                          Orlando Pride                                          Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, August 12                      Chicago Red Stars                                Portland Thorns FC
Wednesday, August 16                 Chicago Red Stars                                Seattle Reign FC
Sunday, August 20                         Chicago Red Stars                                FC Kansas City
Saturday, August 26                        Washington Spirit                                 Chicago Red Stars
Sunday, September 3                    Chicago Red Stars                                North Carolina Courage
Saturday, September 9                  FC Kansas City                                         Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, September 23                Houston Dash                                         Chicago Red Stars
Saturday, September 30                Portland Thorns FC                               Chicago Red Stars

 

 

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