The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) recently announced its 2013 national TV schedule, with FOX Sports Media Group offering exclusive live coverage of nine matches, featuring six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches, including the two semifinal games on Aug. 24 and the championship game on Aug. 31.
FOX Soccer is set to televise one NWSL game per week over the final six weeks of the season, with each club appearing at least once on national television, leading up to the NWSL playoffs.
The FOX Soccer NWSL coverage begins July 14 at 8:30pm ET, with an East vs. West matchup between Seattle Reign FC and Washington Spirit. Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo look to propel the Reign up the standings as they take on Canadian international Diana Matheson and fellow U.S. teammates Lori Lindsey, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris at Starfire Stadium. The two teams will face off again in a rematch Aug. 10 at the Maryland SoccerPlex, also live on FOX Soccer.
Star forwards Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair have combined forces to give the Portland Thorns one of the most potent attacks in the league. The Chicago Red Stars, led by Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod, will face a challenge when they take on Portland at JELD-WEN Field July 28.
A week later, Aug. 4, Portland will return to the national spotlight on FOX Soccer as they host FC Kansas City.
Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd of the Western New York Flash face an early test to defend their championship mettle on July 21 against Sky Blue FC’s solid backline of U.S. National Team captain Christie Rampone. Then, on Aug. 17, Abby Wambach and company battle against the Boston Breakers and fellow national team members Sydney Leroux and Heather O’Reilly in a final season push before the semifinals begin a week later.
2013 NWSL National Television Schedule (All Times ET; broadcast schedule subject to change)
July 14: Seattle Reign FC vs. Washington Spirit – 8:30pm, FOX Soccer
July 21: Western New York Flash vs. Sky Blue FC – 1:30pm, FOX Soccer
July 28: Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars – 7pm, FOX Soccer
Aug. 4: Portland Thorns FC vs. FC Kansas City – 8:30pm, FOX Soccer
Aug. 10: Washington Spirit vs. Seattle Reign FC – 7pm, FOX Soccer
Aug. 17: Western New York Flash vs. Boston Breakers – 8pm, FOX Soccer
Aug. 24: Semifinal – 2pm (channel TBD)
Aug. 24: Semifinal – 8pm (channel TBD)
Aug. 31: Championship – 8pm (channel TBD)