The NWSL and FOX Sports Media Group announced the national TV schedule for the 2013 season featuring six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches.
2013 NWSL National Television Schedule*
(Home team is listed first. All times in ET)
Sunday, July 14: Seattle Reign FC vs Washington Spirit 8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 21: Western New York Flash vs Sky Blue FC 1:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 28: Portland Thorns FC vs Chicago Red Stars 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, Aug. 4: Portland Thorns FC vs FC Kansas City 8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 10: Washington Spirit vs Seattle Reign FC 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 17: Western New York Flash vs Boston Breakers 8 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 24: Semifinal 2 p.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 24: Semifinal 8 p.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 31: Championship 8 p.m. TBD
*Subject to change
Live streaming of the above mentioned matches will not be available for any of the broadcasts. This includes the live stream clubs normally provide during home matches. Video-on-Demand of each match will be available on the FOX Soccer website following the match.
Every club in the NWSL will appear on FOX Soccer at least once during the season with Seattle, Washington, Western New York and Portland all appearing twice.
Only four of the eight clubs in the league will “host” the FOX Soccer matches with Seattle and Washington each hosting a single match and Western New York and Portland hosting two each.
According to Patrick Donnelly, NWSL’s Director of Communications, they “wanted to create as balanced a schedule as possible. We used a number of different factors in determining the host teams, in particular was whether or not a venue could host a TV production.”
As far as how the revenue from the TV broadcasts would be handled, Donnelly said that the revenue would be shared between all the clubs in the NWSL.