The league's nine clubs will play a total of 20 games during a span a 21-week period from April to September which would allow more than 80% of the games to be played on a weekends and holidays.
The schedule consist of 10 matches at home and 10 away. In addition, the clubs will play each opponent twice (home and away) with a third match against four clubs.
Check out the Complete 2015 NWSL Schedule.
To compensate for the group stages of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, the league will take a 12-day break from June 7 through June 18.
The regular season will conclude the weekend of Sept. 5-6 with eight of the nine clubs all in action during the final day of the campaign. The top four teams will once again qualify for the 2015 NWSL playoffs. The two semifinal matches on the weekend of September 12-13 with the championship match scheduled on the weekend of September 26-27.
Two teams, the Dash and Reign, do not make their stadiums' entire capacity available for home games, instead restricting ticket sales at a lower level. The full capacities of their venues are included in parentheses and italics.
Notable acquisitions and losses
- Carli Lloyd, the scoring and assist leader for the US women's national team in 2014, was traded from the Western New York Flash to the Houston Dash on October 16, 2014.
- Heather O'Reilly, the scoring and assist leader for the Boston Breakers in 2014, was traded from Boston to FC Kansas City on October 27, 2014.
- Samantha Kerr, the leading scorer for the Western New York Flash in 2014, was traded from Western New York to Sky Blue FC on November 24, 2014.
- Sophie Schmidt, a veteran Allocated Player for the Canadian women's national team, announced in January 2015 she would not play for Sky Blue FC nor the NWSL in order to focus on the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
- Morgan Brian, the two-time Hermann Trophy winner, was chosen #1 overall by the Houston Dash in the College Draft on January 16, 2015.
- Jessica McDonald, the leading scorer for the Portland Thorns in 2014, was traded from Portland to the Houston Dash during the draft on January 16, 2015.
- Jodie Taylor, the leading scorer for the Washington Spirit in 2014, was traded from Washington to the Portland Thorns during the draft on January 16, 2015.
- Abby Wambach, the scoring and assist leader for the Western New York Flash in 2013, announced on March 18, 2015 she would not play for Western New York nor the NWSL in order to focus on the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.