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NWSL announces framework for 2022 season

The National Women’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 Challenge Cup.

“We’re excited to get this momentous season underway,” stated Managing Director of Competition and Player Affairs Liz Dalton, with gamers anticipated to report back to a six-week preseason camp starting on February 1.

“The 10th anniversary season is a testament to the league’s incredible athletes past and present, the sustained support of our fans, and the vision and investment of our partners and owners. We look forward to further establishing the NWSL as the best women’s soccer league in the world.”

The 2022 season is about to kick off on Saturday, 19 March with group play for the NWSL Challenge Cup. The event will characteristic three teams of 4 groups, taking part in double round-robin matches, semifinals and the ultimate on 7 May.

After the Cup, the season will proceed with every of the 12 groups taking part in dwelling and away matches towards each different facet within the league. 

“Critically, the league has been able to build a schedule framework for 2022 that will significantly limit the number of games that occur during FIFA windows, ensuring the league’s most accomplished players are able to compete for club and country with relatively few conflicts compared to recent years” acknowledged the league. 

Each workforce will play 28 matches, 14 contests in dwelling markets and 14 on the street. The full league schedule will likely 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.

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