Thursday, June 20, 2013

NWSL on Fox Soccer Channel 2013 TV Schedule Announced

July 14 is the day NWSL fans can rejoice on. Why is that, you may ask? Well, despite the seaosn being halfway over, July 14 is when Fox Soccer Channel's exclusive national broadcast contract for the NWSL will begin. Below is the press release from Fox Sports Media Groups. 

CHICAGO (June 13, 2013) –
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. 

Beginning on July 14 at 8:30 PM ET, FOX Soccer launches its national coverage with an East vs.
West matchup between the 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 square-off again in a rematch on August 10 at the Maryland SoccerPlex,
also live on FOX Soccer at 7:00 PM ET. 

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 and U.S. midfielder Shannon Boxx, have their work cut out for them
at JELD-WEN Field, airing live on July 28 at 7:00 PM ET. 

Portland, backed by one of the most passionate women’s soccer fan bases in the country,
returns tothe national spotlight a week later to host FC Kansas City on August 4 at 8:30
PM ET in a marquee matchup between two of the top NWSL teams. 

Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd of the Western New York Flash face an early test to defend their
championship mettle on July 21 at 1:30 PM ET against Sky Blue FC’s solid backline of U.S.
NationalTeam captain Christie Rampone. Then on August 17 at 8:00 PM ET, Wambach and co.
battle againstthe Boston Breakers and fellow national team members Sydney Leroux and
Heather O’Reilly 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
(Steve Cangialosi, Lori Walker, Heather Mitts)

Sunday, July 21 Western New York Flash Sky Blue FC 1:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
(Steve Cangialosi, Tony DiCicco, Lori Walker)

Sunday, July 28 Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
(Steve Cangialosi, Kyndra de St. Aubin, Heather Mitts)

Sunday, Aug. 4 Portland Thorns FC FC Kansas City 8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
(Glenn Davis, Angela Hucles, Kate Markgraf)

Saturday, Aug. 10 Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
(Dave Johnson, Kate Markgraf, Angela Hucles)

Saturday, Aug. 17 Western New York Flash Boston Breakers 8 p.m. FOX Soccer
 (Steve Cangialosi, Kate Markgraf, Heather Mitts)

Saturday, Aug. 24  Semifinal- FC Kansas City Portland Thorns 2 p.m. FOX Sports 2
(Steve Cangialosi, Kyndra de St. Aubin, Heather Mitts)

Saturday, Aug. 24 Semifinal- Western New York Flash Sky Blue FC  8 p.m. FOX Sports 2
(Dave Johnson, Kate Markgraf, Angela Hucles)

Saturday, Aug. 31 Championship- Western New York Flash Portland Thorns 8 p.m. FOX Sports 2
(Steve Cangialosi, Kyndra de St. Aubin, Kate Markgraf) 

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