CHICAGO, Il. – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the 2013 national TV schedule with FOX Sports Media Group to offer exclusive live coverage of nine matches, featuring six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches, which include the two semifinal games on August 24 and the championship game on August 31.
FOX Soccer is set to televise one 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.
FOX Soccer will televise the Red Stars during one regular season match this season, when the team takes on Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair and Portland Thorns FC for the fourth and final meet-up of the year at JELD-WEN Field on July 28th at 7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 pm. CT.
The first game of the live coverage series for NWSL will be aired on July 14th at 8:30 p.m. ET, with an East vs. West matchup between the Seattle Reign FC and Washington Spirit. The two teams square-off again in a rematch on August 10 at the Maryland SoccerPlex, also live on FOX Soccer at 7:00 PM ET.
Portland returns to the air a week after their meeting with Chicago to host FC Kansas City on August 4 at 8:30 PM ET in a matchup between two of the top NWSL teams.
Rochester’s Western New York Flash, featuring USWNT players Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd, meet Sky Blue FC on July 21 at 1:30 PM ET. Then on August 17 at 8:00 PM ET, they battle against the Boston Breakers in a final season push before the semifinal playoffs begin one week later on August 24 at 2:00 PM ET.
2013 NWSL National Television Schedule*
Date Home Team Away Team Time (ET) TV
Sunday, July 14 Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit 8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 21 Western New York Flash Sky Blue FC 1:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 28 Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, Aug. 4 Portland Thorns FC FC Kansas City 8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 10 Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 17 Western New York Flash Boston Breakers 8 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 24 Semifinal 2 p.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 24 Semifinal 8 p.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 31 Championship 8 p.m. TBD
*Subject to change
While the Red Stars will make it to the national spotlight only once this season, games will continue to be streamed through the website at www.chicagoredstars.com in both English and Spanish for all home matches. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter at @chicagoredstars and on Facebook at facebook.com/chicagoredstars.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is an eight-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring players from Canada, Mexico and U.S. The founding clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, the Washington Spirit and the Western New York Flash. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the United States Soccer Federation, Canadian Soccer Association and Federation of Mexican Football. For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league’s official website at www.NWSLsoccer.com.