In semi-non-NWSL news, the season start date for MLS has been pushed back about a week, so it will now start on April 17th. This means that, for the second year in a row, the NWSL Challenge Cup will be the return of DI pro soccer in the country! While searching for other preseason info, I came across this tidbit from BlackAndRedUnited: https://www.blackandredunited.com/w...llins-kelley-ohara-emily-sonnett-richie-burke It sounds to me like NWSL will be divided into two groups of five, so I guess pool play should be 4 games (just like last year) which I guess means a three-game KO tournament after as well. Eight matchdays in a bit over a month was quite the grueling task last year, but I guess if it works, might as well stick with it? They didn't have to do cross-country travel last year, though, so this might be particularly exhausting this go-around. Oh yeah, and just to say it: that means the other group is Reign-Thorns-Dash-KC-Red Stars, so it's mostly an east/west split. I hope that means the QF are E1/W4, E2/W3, E3/W2, and E3/W1!