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NWSL Challenge Cup schedule revealed, with Thorns facing Courage on day 1

First round games run from June 27 to July 13.

The NWSL did a draw for the preliminary round of the NWSL Challenge Cup and released a schedule on June 1, but the league was forced into changes after Orlando Pride’s withdrawl from the tournament. Only eight teams are participating in the NWSL Challenge Cup now, but they will still play four games apiece during the tournament’s group stage, as initially planned. All eight teams will now progress to the knockout round.

Here’s the new schedule, all times ET:

Saturday, June 27

Courage vs. Thorns — 12:30 p.m.

Red Stars vs. Spirit — 10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30

Dash vs. Royals — 12:30 p.m.

Sky Blue vs. Reign — 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1

Thorns vs. Red Stars — 12:30 p.m.

Spirit vs. Courage — 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 4

Royals vs. Sky Blue — 12:30 p.m.

Dash vs. Reign — 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 5

Courage vs. Red Stars — 12:30 p.m.

Thorns vs. Spirit — 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 8

Royals vs. Reign — 12:30 p.m.

Sky Blue vs. Dash — 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Spirit vs. Dash — 12:30 p.m.

Red Stars vs. Royals — 10 p.m.

Monday, July 13

Reign vs. Thorns — 12:30 p.m.

Sky Blue vs. Courage — 10 p.m.

Friday, July 17

Quarterfinal 1 — 12:30 p.m.

Quarterfinal 2 — 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 18

Quarterfinal 3 — 12:30 p.m.

Quarterfinal 4 — 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22

Semifinal 1 — 12:30 p.m.

Semifinal 2 — 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 26

Final — 12:30 p.m.

The opening game and final will be broadcast on CBS. All other matches are online on CBS All Access, with replays airing later on CBS Sports Network.