Boyds, Md. (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.
The Washington Spirit will be among the first two teams featured on national television, beginning on July 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET when they face Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium. The match will be shown on FOX Soccer and will be the debut of the NWSL on a national station. 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.
The Spirit defeated Seattle 4-2 in their first matchup this season, which took place at Starfire Stadium on May 16. Diana Matheson, Ali Krieger, Tiffany McCarty and Tori Huster scored for Washington in the match, which was the Spirit’s first regular season win as a club.
2013 NWSL National Television Schedule
Date Home Team Away Team Time (ET)
7/14/13 Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit 8:30 p.m.
7/21/13 Western NY Flash Sky Blue FC 1:30 p.m.
7/28/13 Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars 7 p.m.
8/4/13 Portland Thorns FC FC Kansas City 8:30 p.m.
8/10/13 Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC 7 p.m.
8/17/13 Western NY Flash Boston Breakers 8 p.m.
8/24/13 Semifinal 2 p.m.
8/24/13 Semifinal 8 p.m.
8/31/13 Championship 8 p.m.
*Subject to change