NWSL Announces Broadcast Agreement with ESPN


TACOMA, WASH. (July 4, 2019) – The National Women’s Soccer League has reached a national television deal with ESPN, the league announced today. ESPN will televise 14 league matches, including three Reign FC matches on ESPN2 and ESPNEWS.

In order to accommodate the broadcast schedule, Reign FC’s September 29 home match against Portland Thorns FC has had its kickoff time adjusted to 11:00 a.m. PT.

“We are pleased to once again televise the National Women’s Soccer League and showcase many of the world’s top female players when they return to their professional club teams,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN’s Executive Vice President of programming and scheduling. “The success and excitement of the World Cup in France has been on full display and the NWSL represents the best women’s club soccer in the world.”

Reign FC will have three televised matches under the current schedule, which will also see both semifinal matches and the NWSL Championship match broadcast on ESPN2:

Friday, August 7 – Houston Dash vs. Reign FC – 4:00 p.m. PT – ESPNEWS

Sunday, August 25 – Sky Blue FC vs. Reign FC – 10:00 a.m. PT – ESPNEWS

Sunday, September 29 – Reign FC vs. Portland Thorns FC – 11:00 a.m. PT – ESPN2

The full announcement and schedule of televised matches can be found on the NWSL website.

About Reign FC

Reign FC is one of nine teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) – the world’s most competitive women’s professional soccer league. Reign FC features many of the top players from the United States, including U.S. Women’s National Team superstar Megan Rapinoe, as well as top players from around the world. Reign FC will begin its first campaign in the South Sound at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium in 2019. For more information on the club visit ReignFC.com.

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