A six-episode program focusing on the NWSL and its star players hosted by CBS Sports lead analyst Ali Wagner will debut on the CBS Sports Network on Wednesday, Sept. 21 (10 p.m. ET).
“Groundwork with Aly Wagner,” aims to immerse viewers into the 2022 NWSL season, chronicling its biggest storylines and spotlighting its best players. Guests on slate include the Portland Thorns Crystal Dunn, Kansas City's Lo’eau LaBonta, and Angel City's Savannah McCaskill. Wagner will also interview San Diego Wave FC President and former U.S. coach Jill Ellis and Kansas City Current owner Chris Long.
Wagner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, became the first woman to call a men’s World Cup match when she did color alongside Derek Rae’s play-by-play when Iran beat Morocco 1-0 in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.
“I’m thrilled to launch this incredible series and shine a spotlight on the amazingly talented athletes in the league and hopefully bring fans closer to the sport than ever before,” said Wagner in a press release.
In August, the league and CBS sports announced that the championship game on Oct. 29 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., was moved from noon to the 8 pm ET primetime slot.