Louisville Scores with Return of The Women’s Cup, Additional Teams Announced
Lynn Family Stadium hosting seven games over August 14, 17 and 20
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 28, 2022) – The Women’s Cup will return to Louisville this August with an expanded format featuring six world-class teams playing seven games across a week at host club Racing Louisville FC’s Lynn Family Stadium.
On the heels of matches last year with FC Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, four additional international clubs — two from Europe, one from Asia and one from Latin America — will join the National Women’s Soccer League's Racing Louisville and Seattle's OL Reign in the 2022 event. Teams just announced for The Women's Cup include England’s Tottenham Hotspur FC (England), AC Milan (Italy), Liga MX Femenil’s Club América (Mexico) and the WE League’s Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza (Japan).
The international clubs open The Women's Cup with quarterfinals on Sunday, Aug. 14. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, the winners will meet Racing and OL Reign in the semifinals, while the two losing teams from Sunday will play against each other for fifth place. The final and third-place matches are set for Saturday, Aug. 20.
In addition to the on-field action, The Women’s Cup is looking to further connect with its home city of Louisville. Tournament organizers are planning additional events throughout the week, including a music festival and youth soccer activities.
“We are thrilled to build on the success of last year’s tournament,” said James O’Connor, Racing’s interim president. “Our supporters were able to witness some fantastic games from some of the world’s biggest clubs in Bayern and PSG, and this year will be no different. Our players had a wonderful experience facing top-class opposition, and the final last year is something we will always remember.”
The Women’s Cup will be staged completely outside of the regular-season NWSL schedule. Visiting European clubs will arrive in the final stages of their preseasons, and tournament officials looked to new continents to continue extending the reach of this international event.
"We are very excited, and it's a huge honor to present the 2022 edition of The Women’s Cup to be played in Louisville this summer," said tournament co-founder and executive director Jaime Phillips. "We continue to make history in the women’s soccer industry by having more teams from different continents participating this year. We invite everyone to be part of it and enjoy this special event."
Tickets for all three game dates are on sale now at TheWomensCup.world with three day passes also available for all games. Guests can use Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide to help plan an itinerary around Louisville’s top experiences. Travelers also can get attraction, lodging and dining assistance at www.gotolouisville.com.