In a little over a week, the NWSL will be the first US professional sports league to return to action during the Challenge Cup in Utah. The 25 game tournament will feature the league’s brightest stars from all 9 teams and will be available to stream on CBS All Access.
A picture-perfect opportunity to showcase the league’s incredible roster of talent on the biggest stage with the brightest lights… but with one enormous part missing.
Inclusion and interactiveness have always been at the forefront of the NWSL’s mission to provide a world-class soccer experience for its fans, but the unprecedented situation at hand calls for some pretty strict measures to ensure a safe return for the sport.
So when you tune in to catch these historic matches, it may seem like the aura and atmosphere of these games is starkly different without the tailgates, chants, and post-game selfies. But even if the seats are empty at Zions Bank Stadium when games kick-off, don’t second guess that the game’s most loyal followers won’t be there to support their favorite teams. They’ll be there like they always are, except this time around you can find them all virtually in their respective seats of the Twitter-sphere.
Grab your popcorn, jump into the replies, and get ready to cheer on some of the greatest footballers on the planet.
Soccer is back.