Sky Blue FC has announced its updated 2020 Challenge Cup schedule following the withdrawal of Orlando Pride. The team will still open the tournament against OL Reign at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 30, at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The game will air on CBS All Access.
In addition to the opening match opponent, OL Reign, remaining unchanged, the team will also still meet the Houston Dash in the preliminary round. New additions to the preliminary round schedule include Utah Royals FC and the North Carolina Courage. Sky Blue meets Utah Royals on July 4, the Houston Dash on July 8, and ends the preliminary round facing the North Carolina Courage on July 13. These four games will air on CBS All Access and fans outside of the U.S. and Canada will be able to watch on Twitch.
The NWSL Challenge Cup officially begins on Saturday, June 27. Eight teams will now partake in the tournament, playing a total of 23 games.
2020 Sky Blue FC Challenge Cup Preliminary Round Schedule
Tuesday, June 30: Sky Blue FC vs OL Reign, 10:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 4: Sky Blue FC vs Utah Royals FC, 12:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, July 8: Sky Blue FC vs Houston Dash, 10:00 p.m. ET
Monday, July 13: Sky Blue FC vs North Carolina Courage, 10:00 p.m. ET