The National Women’s Soccer League announces the full television and streaming schedule for the 2023 season, set to kick off Saturday, Mar. 25 in Cary, North Carolina and culminating with the 2023 Ally NWSL Championship Presented by CarMax in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 11. Ally Financial Inc., a financial services company with the nation’s largest all-digital bank and the NWSL’s official banking partner, will serve as the title sponsor of all matches across CBS Sports platforms.
“In this ever-changing media landscape, multi-platform coverage is key to ensuring the NWSL’s sustained growth and exposure in the U.S. and abroad. We are proud to once again make all 176 matches available to our global audience through a variety of viewership platforms,” says NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. “We have also made a number of enhancements to our broadcast production, from headcount to equipment to on-air talent, and we are excited to provide an improved viewing experience that matches the quality of play on the pitch this season. We look forward to delivering all the excitement of the 2023 season culminating in another exciting championship match in primetime thanks to our partners at CBS Sports and Ally.”
CBS Sports’ multiplatform coverage, presented by CarMax, will include all 176 NWSL matches this season. The CBS Television Network will air six matches, including both the broadcast of the 2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup Final and the 2023 Ally NWSL Championship Presented by CarMax. Paramount+, Paramount Global’s subscription streaming service, will also stream those six matches live. CBS Sports Network will air 23 matches across the regular season, playoffs and the Challenge Cup. Paramount+ will exclusively stream all additional NWSL matches live in the U.S, with a select number of those matches also streaming live on the CBS Sports Golazo Network, which launches on Tuesday, April 11.
CBS coverage of the 2023 season kicks off March 25 as the North Carolina Courage host the Kansas City Current live on Paramount+. Coverage continues with San Diego Wave FC’s home opener against the visiting Chicago Red Stars on CBS Sports Network, pitting 2022 NWSL Golden Boot winner and FIFPRO World XI honoree Alex Morgan against rising U.S. Women’s National Team star Mallory Swanson, who recently became the SheBelieves Cup’s all-time leading scorer.
Other notable matches to air on CBS Sports Network include another star-studded rivalry meeting between OL Reign and Portland Thorns FC on June 3, where reigning league and championship MVP Sophia Smith and the Thorns look to even their Cascadia Rivalry record against a veteran OL Reign team led by Lauren Barnes, Jess Fishlock and Megan Rapinoe. OL Reign currently hold a 14-12-8 advantage over the Thorns in 34 meetings.
The league’s newest rivalry will also feature on CBS Sports Network when Angel City FC and San Diego square off on June 28, highlighting Alyssa Thompson, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2023 NWSL Draft, presented by Ally, as she leads Angel City’s attack against 2022 NWSL Defender and Rookie of the Year Naomi Girma and Wave FC.
Coverage on the CBS Television Network begins with a rematch of the 2022 NWSL Championship as runner-up Kansas City hosts the reigning champion Thorns for a Saturday matinee at Children’s Mercy Park on April 1. The network will host an additional three regular season matches before airing the Challenge Cup final on September 9 and the NWSL Championship on November 11. A record 915,000 viewers tuned into last season’s NWSL Championship on the CBS Television Network.
As part of its exclusive coverage this season, Paramount+ will stream all six matches on the final day of the regular season as part of the league’s first-ever Decision Day.
All 2023 regular season and Challenge Cup matches will be streamed live internationally for free on NWSLSoccer.com. Match replays, highlights and additional NWSL produced content will also be available on NWSLSoccer.com. Additional international distribution information will be released prior to season kickoff.
Last week, the NWSL announced a partnership with Canadian sports broadcaster TSN to distribute NWSL matches, including the 2023 NWSL Championship, across its network in Canada this season. Live match coverage will air [in English] across TSN and TSN+. TSN coverage in Canada kicks off Sunday, Mar. 26 with a pair of opening weekend contests on TSN+, including the Thorns’ home opener against the Orlando Pride, featuring Canadian stars Janine Beckie, Jordyn Listro and Christine Sinclair. Following the conclusion of Thorns-Pride, the streaming platform will air Angel City FC’s season-opening match against Newmarket, Ontario product Victoria Pickett and NJ/NY Gotham FC.
2023 NWSL Season Schedule
**2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup matches in bold**
All times subject to change
|Saturday, March 25||North Carolina Courage||Kansas City Current||WakeMed Soccer Park||2:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, March 25||San Diego Wave FC||Chicago Red Stars||Snapdragon Stadium||10:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Sunday, March 26||Washington Spirit||OL Reign||Audi Field||4:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Sunday, March 26||Portland Thorns FC||Orlando Pride||Providence Park||5:00 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Sunday, March 26||Houston Dash||Racing Louisville FC||Shell Energy Stadium||7:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Sunday, March 26||Angel City FC||NJ/NY Gotham FC||BMO Stadium||9:00 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Saturday, April 1||Kansas City Current||Portland Thorns FC||Children’s Mercy Park||12:30 p.m.||CBS, TSN+|
|Saturday, April 1||Chicago Red Stars||Houston Dash||SeatGeek Stadium||2:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 1||Racing Louisville FC||Washington Spirit||Lynn Family Stadium||3:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 1||NJ/NY Gotham FC||OL Reign||Red Bull Arena||7:30 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 1||San Diego Wave FC||North Carolina Courage||Snapdragon Stadium||10:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Sunday, April 2||Orlando Pride||Angel City FC||Exploria Stadium||5:30 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Friday, April 14||Portland Thorns FC||Houston Dash||Providence Park||10:30 p.m.||CBSSN, TSN+|
|Saturday, April 15||North Carolina Courage||Washington Spirit||WakeMed Soccer Park||7:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 15||Orlando Pride||NJ/NY Gotham FC||Exploria Stadium||7:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 15||Chicago Red Stars||Kansas City Current||SeatGeek Stadium||8:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 15||Angel City FC||Racing Louisville FC||BMO Stadium||10:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Saturday, April 15||OL Reign||San Diego Wave FC||Lumen Field||10:00 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Wednesday, April 19||Orlando Pride||North Carolina Courage||Exploria Stadium||7:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Wednesday, April 19||NJ/NY Gotham FC||Washington Spirit||Red Bull Arena||7:30 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Wednesday, April 19||Houston Dash||Kansas City Current||Shell Energy Stadium||7:30 p.m.||CBSSN, TSN+|
|Wednesday, April 19||Angel City FC||OL Reign||BMO Stadium||10:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Wednesday, April 19||San Diego Wave FC||Portland Thorns FC||Snapdragon Stadium||10:00 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Saturday, April 22||Kansas City Current||Orlando Pride||Children’s Mercy Park||3:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 22||OL Reign||Chicago Red Stars||Lumen Field||3:30 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Saturday, April 22||Washington Spirit||Houston Dash||Audi Field||7:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 22||NJ/NY Gotham FC||North Carolina Courage||Red Bull Arena||7:30 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 22||Portland Thorns FC||Racing Louisville FC||Providence Park||10:30 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Sunday, April 23||Angel City FC||San Diego Wave FC||BMO Stadium||8:00 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Friday, April 28||Houston Dash||North Carolina Courage||Shell Energy Stadium||8:30 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Saturday, April 29||Racing Louisville FC||OL Reign||Lynn Family Stadium||7:30 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN+|
|Saturday, April 29||Chicago Red Stars||Washington Spirit||SeatGeek Stadium||8:00 p.m.||Paramount+|
|Saturday, April 29||San Diego Wave FC||Orlando Pride||Snapdragon Stadium||10:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Saturday, April 29||Portland Thorns FC||Angel City FC||Providence Park||10:30 p.m.||Paramount+, TSN|
|Sunday, April 30||Kansas City Current||NJ/NY Gotham FC||Children’s Mercy Park||6:00 p.m.|