NWSL moves to ESPN for nine games
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The NWSL has signed a one-year deal with ESPN, which will air nine games in 2014.
ESPN2 will air three regular-season matches and
all three NWSL playoff matches, which includes the two semifinal games on Aug. 23 and 24, and the championship game on Aug. 31. ESPN3 will also live stream three regular season NWSL games. Five of the
six televised regular-season games will be played at the two clubs owned by MLS teams, Portland and Houston. Fox aired a limited schedule in 2013.
"We are very excited to announce our new
agreement with ESPN," NWSL Executive Director Cheryl Bailey said in a statement. "In the midst of our second season, we are striving to provide our fans with
improved access to our league matches and airing our games on ESPN2 and ESPN3 will give us a broader platform to expose fans to the amazing caliber of women's soccer in the NWSL. We also hope to
create new fans who will appreciate the amazing athletes and personalities in our league."
2014 NWSL Schedule:
Sunday, July 20: Portland vs. Boston 5:00 p.m. ESPN2
Wednesday, July 30: Houston vs. Seattle 9:00 p.m. ESPN3
Sunday, August 3: Portland vs. Houston 10:00 p.m. ESPN2
Saturday, August 9: Houston vs. Sky Blue FC
9:00 p.m. ESPN3
Wednesday, August 13: Western New York vs. Sky Blue FC 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
17: Portland vs. Seattle 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
Saturday, August 23: Semifinal, 1:00 p.m. ESPN2
August 24: Semifinal, 3/11 p.m. ESPN2
Sunday, August 31: Championship, 3:00 p.m. ESPN2
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