NWSL, FOX Sports announce national broadcast deal

(June 30, 2015) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and FOX Sports announced an agreement to televise 10 NWSL games during the current season. As part of the deal, FOX Sports 1 will air three regular-season matches and all three games of the NWSL Playoffs, which includes the two semifinal games on September 13 and the NWSL Championship Game on October 1.

In addition, four regular season matches will be available on tablets and mobile devices via the FOX Sports GO app and online at www.FOXSportsGO.com, beginning Wednesday, July 22.

“We are extremely thrilled to once again partner with FOX Sports to broadcast the National Women’s Soccer League to a national audience,” NWSL Commissioner Jeff Plush said. “FOX Sports’ commitment to the soccer, and specifically the women’s game, is fully on display during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Their impressive coverage and outstanding viewership during the tournament demonstrates their passion and dedication for the beautiful game.”

“Our agreement with NWSL showcases our continuing support of women’s soccer well after the champion is crowned at the FIFA Women's World Cup,” said David Nathanson, FOX Sports’ Head of Business Operations. “We are proud to support the sport’s top players through our partnership.”

The partnership between the NWSL and FOX Sports means that fans can continue to watch their favorite stars from the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup after the tournament when they return to their respective clubs. In the first streamed match on FOX Sports GO, fans will get the chance to watch Alex Morgan face off against fellow U.S. Women’s National Team member Megan Rapinoe on July 22 when rivals Portland Thorns FC and Seattle Reign FC meet at Providence Park.

Fans will also be able to see U.S. internationals Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian, along with Canada international goalkeeper Erin McLeod, lead the Houston Dash against FC Kansas City. The defending NWSL champions have their own international talent in USWNT players Lauren Holiday, Amy Rodriguez and Becky Sauerbrunn, who will look to upend the Dash at home.

Other World Cup stars fans can watch include Canada’s Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), USA’s Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Australia’s Kyah Simon (Boston Breakers), England’s Jodie Taylor (Portland Thorns FC) and Nigeria’s Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) – all of whom have scored at the 2015 tournament.

The excitement and intensity of the World Cup doesn’t have to end for soccer fans as each week viewers can tune in to watch their team make a push for the NWSL Playoffs.

2015 NWSL National Television Schedule:

Date

Home Team

Away Team

Time (ET)

TV

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Portland Thorns

Seattle Reign

10:00 PM

FSGO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Houston Dash

FC Kansas City

8:30 PM

FSGO

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Portland Thorns

Breakers

10:00 PM

FSGO

Friday, August 07, 2015

Houston Dash

Sky Blue FC

8:30 PM

FSGO

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Portland Thorns

Chicago

9:30 PM

FS1

Friday, August 21, 2015

Houston Dash

Seattle Reign

8:00 PM

FS1

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Portland Thorns

Washington

9:30 PM

FS1

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Semifinal 1

.

TBD

FS1

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Semifinal 2

.

TBD

FS1

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Final

.

TBD

FS1

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a nine-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The nine clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash.

Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Federation of Mexican Football and the United States Soccer Federation. For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league’s official website at www.NWSLsoccer.com.

 

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