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The 2024 NWSL regular season is in full swing as teams continue to lay the early foundation for their respective postseason campaigns. Only three week of play are checked off the calendar, but all 14 clubs have earned at least one point on the league table. Fans can watch select NWSL regular season matches beginning April 20 across CBSCBS Sports NetworkParamount+ and CBS Sports Golazo Network.

NWSL week 3 results

  • Orlando Pride 1, Chicago Red Stars 1
  • San Diego Wave FC 1, Seattle Reign FC 0
  • KC Current 4, Angel City FC 2
  • North Carolina Courage 1, NJ/NY Gotham FC 0
  • Portland Thorns FC 2, Racing Louisville FC 2
  • Bay FC 2, Houston Dash 3
  • Washington Spirit 2, Utah Royals 1

San Diego Wave earn first points

The 2024 Challenge Cup winners San Diego Wave FC earned a win and their first points of the season. In their short NWSL existence, the Wave had failed to pick up a victory against head coach Laura Harvey and the Reign. That all changed Friday complete with late-night stoppage time drama. 

Stuck in a scoreless deadlock with 10 minutes of stoppage time added due to lengthy VAR reviews, the home side cranked up the pressure, as midfielder Danielle Colaprico delivered a pass inside the box between several Wave players. Long-time NWSL midfielder Emily Van Egmond was there to slot the game-winner into goal and collect San Diego's first three points of the season.

Houston Dash spoil Bay FC opener

There was a sell-out crowd for Bay FC's inaugural home opener at PayPal Park but Houston Dash played villain to 18,000 hopefuls. Another match that went deep into stoppage time, along with a growing concern over lengthy VAR reviews, delivered must-see soccer in the Bay Area.

A five-goal scoreline, with four goals in the second half, offers plenty of questions to both squads for improvement. But sometimes winning is all that matters in the end, especially for a Houston side that had failed to score in two weeks. Forward Diana Ordoñez spearheaded the victory with two goals in the second half, and Havannah Solaun provided the game-winner in the 100th minute.

Here's where things stand in the league after week four of NWSL regular season action:

2024 NWSL Standings

1.Kansas City Current330011749
2.Chicago Red Stars32105237
3.North Carolina Courage32017346
4.Washington Spirit32014316
5.Houston Dash311147-34
6.San Diego Wave FC 
7.NJ/NY Gotham FC21011103
8.Orlando Pride30304403
9.Racing Lousiville FC30304403
10.Bay FC310245-13
11.Seattle Reign FC310223-13
12.Utah Royals FC310235-23
13.Portland Thorns FC301268-21
14.Angel City FC

NWSL week 4 schedule

All times Eastern 

Friday, April 12

  • Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit, 8 p.m.  -- Prime Video
  • Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride, 9:30 p.m. -- NWSL+

Saturday, April 13

  • North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7 p.m. -- NWSL+
  • Racing Louisville FC vs. San Diego Wave FC, 7:30 p.m. -- ION
  • Chicago Red Stars vs. Angel City FC, 9:30 p.m. -- ION

Sunday, April 14

  • NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Kansas City Current, 6 p.m. -- NWSL+
  • Bay FC vs. Seattle Reign FC, 8 p.m. -- NWSL+

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