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Temporada


Regular Season:

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Format:

9 teams, each plays the others three times - for a total of 24 games each (12 at home and 12 away).



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored.



Qualification for the Final Stages:

1-4 place: qualify for the Final Stages



Relegation from the league:

no established promotion/relegation system



Promotion to the league:

no established promotion/relegation system





Final Stages:

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Format:

4 teams contest the NWSL champion in a knockout format.

All matches take place at a mini-tournament hosted by one of the 4 participating teams.



Semi-finals:

4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming NWSL champion.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.