NWSL announces 2020 TV deal and schedule across CBS and Twitch

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has announced landmark, multi-year media rights agreements, in which CBS Sports and Twitch have acquired the rights to exclusively present all NWSL matches for the next three years, beginning with the upcoming 2020 season.

CBS Sports will deliver a total of 87 NWSL matches in 2020 across CBS, CBS Sports Network, and CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription video on demand and live streaming service. Highlights include the NWSL season opener and Championship Game on the CBS Television Network; 14 matches on CBS Sports Network, including both Semifinals; and 71 additional games on CBS All Access. All games offered on CBS All-Access will be available to subscribers online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app and on all major connected TV devices and platforms. The deal with CBS marks the first time a U.S. broadcast network will present live, national coverage of women’s professional club soccer in the United States.

In addition, Twitch will present 24 free, select matches during the 2020 NWSL regular season. Twitch will also serve as the NWSL’s exclusive international media rights partner outside the United States, making all 108 regular season games, the playoffs, and championship available to global viewers.

The NWSL and Twitch will collaborate on additional league and player-related content and original programming opportunities to enhance the overall fan-viewing experience and continue to grow women’s professional soccer around the world.

SEE MORE: Schedule of women’s soccer games on US TV and streaming

Coverage of the 2020 NWSL season begins Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS and CBS All-Access, when Megan Rapinoe and OL Reign take on Rose Lavelle and the Washington Spirit at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. That is followed by a rematch of last year’s championship game between Julie Ertz and the Chicago Red Stars and Sam Mewis and the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET on Twitch. CBS All Access will exclusively air two additional games during opening weekend, including the Saturday night match (10:30 p.m. ET) when Tobin Heath and Portland Thorns FC host Christen Press and Utah Royals FC.

Featuring more than 200 of the world’s best professional soccer players, including U.S. women’s national team members and two-time World Cup Champions Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Julie Ertz, and Alex Morgan, as well as international stars Marta and Christine Sinclair, the NWSL is highlighted by 23 current FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions and 58 FIFA Women’s World Cup team members.

 

Here’s the NWSL TV schedule (all times Eastern US):

 

Saturday, April 18

Washington Spirit vs. OL Reign, 1PM, CBS, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7PM, Twitch

Portland Thorns FC vs. Utah Royals FC, 10:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, April 19

Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, April 24

Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride, 10PM, CBS Sports Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

 

Saturday, April 25

Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage, 8:30PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, April 26

Sky Blue FC vs. OL Reign, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, April 29

North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, May 2

Washington Spirit vs. Utah Royals FC, 7PM, Twitch

Orlando Pride vs. North Carolina Courage 7:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, May 3

OL Reign vs. Chicago Red Stars, 4PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC, 8PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, May 6

Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride, 10:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, May 9

Sky Blue FC vs. Washington Spirit, 4PM, CBS Sports Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

OL Reign vs. North Carolina Courage, 7PM, Twitch

Chicago Red Stars vs. Utah Royals FC, 8PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash, 10:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, May 13

Sky Blue FC vs. North Carolina Courage, 7:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Washington Spirit vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, May 16

Portland Thorns FC vs. OL Reign, 4:30PM, CBS Sports Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit, 7PM, Twitch

Houston Dash vs. Utah Royals FC, 8:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, May 17

Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride, 6PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, May 22

Utah Royals FC vs. Portland Thorns FC, 10PM, CBS Sports Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

 

Saturday, May 23

North Carolina Courage vs. Orlando Pride, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

OL Reign vs. Washington Spirit, 7PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, May 24

Sky Blue FC vs. Houston Dash, 3PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, May 27

Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

OL Reign vs. Utah Royals FC, 10PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, May 30

Utah Royals FC vs. Chicago Red Stars, 3:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride, 7PM, Twitch

Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage, 8:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Portland Thorns FC vs. Sky Blue FC, 10:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, June 12

Portland Thorns FC vs. OL Reign, 10PM, CBS Sports Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

 

Saturday, June 13

North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7PM, Twitch

Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride, 9:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, June 17

Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit, 8:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, June 19

OL Reign vs. Orlando Pride, 10PM, CBS Sports Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

 

Saturday, June 20

Sky Blue FC vs. Utah Royals FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, June 21

Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash, 6PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, June 26

Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, June 27

Chicago Red Stars vs. North Carolina Courage, 8PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

OL Reign vs. Sky Blue FC, 8:30PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, June 28

Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, July 3

Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue FC, 7:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Utah Royals FC vs. Houston Dash, 10PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, July 4

North Carolina Courage vs. Reign FC, 7:30PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, July 5

Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, July 10

North Carolina Courage vs. Utah Royals FC, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars, 8:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, July 11

Portland Thorns FC vs. Sky Blue FC, 10:30PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, July 12

Orlando Pride vs. OL Reign, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, July 18

Sky Blue FC vs. North Carolina Courage, 7PM, Twitch

Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride, 8PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Utah Royals FC vs. Washington Spirit, 9:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, July 19

Houston Dash vs. OL Reign, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, August 1

North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash, 7PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, August 2

Orlando Pride vs. Utah Royals FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

OL Reign vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, August 7

Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, August 8

Utah Royals FC vs. OL Reign, 7PM, Twitch

Washington Spirit vs. North Carolina Courage, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, August 9

Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars, 10:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, August 14

Utah Royals FC vs. North Carolina Courage, 9:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, August 15

Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit, 8PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride, 10:30PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, August 16

Sky Blue FC vs. Houston Dash, 6PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, August 21

Orlando Pride vs. OL Reign, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, August 22

Houston Dash vs. Utah Royals FC, 7PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, August 23

Chicago Red Stars vs. Sky Blue FC, 6PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, August 26

OL Reign vs. Houston Dash, 10PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, August 29

Reign FC vs. Portland Thorns FC, 3PM, Twitch

North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, August 30

Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, September 2

Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns FC, 8PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, September 4

Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit, 8:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, September 5

Utah Royals FC vs. Sky Blue FC, 7PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, September 6

Portland Thorns FC vs. North Carolina Courage, 4PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Chicago Red Stars vs. OL Reign, 6PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, September 9

Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride, 7:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, September 12

Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride, 7PM, Twitch

Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, September 13

North Carolina Courage vs. Utah Royals FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Sky Blue FC vs. Reign FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, September 25

Orlando Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Utah Royals FC vs. Washington Spirit, 9:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, September 26

Sky Blue FC vs. Portland Thorns FC, 7PM, Twitch

OL Reign vs. Houston Dash, 10PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, September 30

North Carolina Courage vs. Sky Blue FC, 7:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Utah Royals FC vs. Chicago Red Stars, 9:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, October 3

Sky Blue FC vs. Orlando Pride, 6PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit, 10:30PM, Twitch

 

Sunday, October 4

OL Reign vs. North Carolina Courage, 4PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Wednesday, October 7

Utah Royals FC vs. OL Reign, 9:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Friday, October 9

Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns FC, 8:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, October 10

Washington Spirit vs. Chicago Red Stars, 7PM, Twitch

Orlando Pride vs. North Carolina Courage, 7:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, October 11

Sky Blue FC vs. Utah Royals FC, 5PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, October 17

Chicago Red Stars vs. Sky Blue FC, 7PM, Twitch

North Carolina Courage vs. Houston Dash, 7PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, October 18

Portland Thorns FC vs. Utah Royals FC, 3:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

OL Reign vs. Washington Spirit, 3:30PM, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Sunday, November 8

NWSL semifinal 1, 1pm, CBS All-Access (free trial)

NWSL semifinal 2, 7pm, CBS All-Access (free trial)

 

Saturday, November 14

NWSL Final, time TBD, CBS, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV (free trial)

 

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