The NWSL announced its plan to return to play Wednesday with details regarding a 25-team tournament all nine teams are expected to compete in.
The tournament will kick off on June 27, 2020 at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah, though fans will not be permitted to attend. Each team will play four games in the preliminary rounds to determine seeding, and then the top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals.
Details regarding the game schedule have yet to be released, so Spirit fans will have to wait just a bit longer to know exactly when they can watch their team play.
The tournament will feature the first official game action since the conclusion of the 2019 season. The coronavirus pandemic caused the NWSL, like nearly every other professional sports league in America, to halt its 2020 campaign.
“As our country begins to safely reopen and adjust to our collective new reality, and with the enthusiastic support of our players, owners, as well as our new and current commercial partners, the NWSL is thrilled to bring professional soccer back to the United States,” NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said in a statement.
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