If you’re wondering where to watch NWSL on US TV, we have the answers you’re looking for.
Last updated: August 12, 2020
Founded in 2012, the National Women’s Soccer League is the women soccer’s highest level of competition here in America. Fielding superstars such as Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath, and Alex Morgan, there is no shortage of star power in the NWSL.
Perhaps one of the best things about watching the NWSL is the competition and parity in the league. In fact, of the seven seasons of the league’s existence, there have technically been four different champions (the Western New York Flash won a championship and then were sold and relocated to North Carolina).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NWSL season was drastically different. Rather than a normal season, the NWSL played a month-long tournament called the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup that started on June 27. Eight of the nine teams that usually compete in the NWSL were featured, with Orlando Pride withdrawing due to health concerns.
Some players, including the aforementioned Rapinoe and Heath, opted to sit out of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. Heath, in particular, recently made a statement regarding her choice to skip the summer competition. “Although I want to be on the field with my teammates doing what I love, because of the uncertainty and risks created by COVID-19, I have chosen not to participate in the NWSL Challenge Cup,” claimed the star player.
Earlier in the year, CBS and Twitch agreed to a three-year deal to televise NWSL matches in the United States. CBS and CBS All Access aired the opening game of the tournament between North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns FC on their main station on June 27, 2020. The over-the-air network aired the remaining matches throughout the competition on their CBS All Access platform (although the final was changed back to the main CBS station).
In addition to CBS, viewers from outside of the United States can catch the tournament matches live on Twitch. The video gaming site is also making interviews and other short videos available as well.
Don’t have CBS All Access? Where to watch NWSL on US TV
If you rather interact with other fans while watching NWSL matches, you could always find a local pub in your area. Many club websites provide a list of official pubs that show most, if not all, of that team’s matches. Plus, many teams have official supporters clubs in the United States that can guide you in the direction of recommended pubs.
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