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Where to watch NWSL & live stream games online

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the home of elite soccer in the United States, with some of the best women's soccer players plying their trade in the competition.

With USWNT stars such as Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan competing alongside international luminaries like Marta and Denise O'Sullivan, the 2023 campaign is sure to produce plenty of talking points.

About the NWSL

The NWSL was first established in 2012. It may be young, but it has fed into a four time World Cup winning national team and introduced plenty of new icons to fans of women's soccer. It's the topflight of women’s football in the US and is comprised of twelve teams, each playing twenty-two games per season.

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The 2023 regular season started March 25th and last year's champions, Portland Thorns, are back in first place pursuing a back-to-back title. That said, the league isn’t over yet. San Diego and Gotham are in hot pursuit and only two points behind. With the finals scheduled for November 11th at San Diego’s Snap Dragon Stadium, the championship is any bodies game. 

Where to watch NWSL & live stream games online

CBS Sports has broadcasting rights to all 176 NWSL games in the United States.

CBS owns multiple platforms, which means NWSL games can be watched live on television or via online streaming. Games will be broadcast on TV through CBS's Sports Network (CBSSN) and through their streaming service Paramount+.

TV broadcasts of NWSL games will require you to have a streaming service with CBS in the channel line-up, or an OTA antenna if CBS is one of your RSN's. Alongside Paramount+, DirecTV, Hulu+Live TV and Fubo are our top four services for NWSL coverage in the US. Keep reading to find out why.

Top streaming services for NWSL Coverage

Paramount+

Why Paramount+?

As CBS's official streaming platform, you'll get the best value NWSL coverage for your money with a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription. While select matches may only feature on the CBS Sports Network, the majority will be simulcast or exclusively on Paramount+. While the Essential package is cheapest, Paramount+ with Showtime subscription is still are under $15/mo which means great NWSL coverage for a bargain price.

Subscription Plans and Pricing

7 day free trial available.

SubscriptionPrice
Paramount+

[Essential]

$5.99/month
Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®$11.99/month

Pros

  • Covers majority of NWSL games
  • Access to local CBS feed (with Showtime plan)
  • Good entertainment catalogue
  • Budget friendly

  • Free trial

Cons

  • No DVR storage
  • Must pay higher subscription for live TV with CBS

DirecTV

Why DirecTV?

DirecTV is a premium service provider, that offers both a satellite and DirecTV stream service for anyone wanting to cable cut. All four DirecTV subscriptions feature CBS broadcast networks in their channel lineup.

Subscription Plans & Pricing

SubscriptionPrice
Entertainment$64.99/mo
Choice$89.99/mo
Ultimate$109.99/mo
Premier$154.99/mo

You will be able to watch all the NWSL games broadcast on CBSSN with Entertainment subscription. However, if you want maximum sports and entertainment channels in your line-up, it’s worth browsing DirecTV’s higher subscriptions.

The variety of regional sports networks available through the DirecTV Stream or satellite service is extensive, which makes it a great option if you’re a fan of local teams across sports. To find what regional networks will be available in your area, just type in your ZIP code to receive your Local Regional Sports Network Information.

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Peacock Premium

Peacock Premium is available at a discounted price ($3.99/Month) through DirecTV, which is great for those wanting even more entertainment through the satellite service.

Pros

  • Channel variety
  • Unlimited streams on home network
  • Dual satellite and internet TV provider
  • Unlimited DVR storage with DirectTV stream
  • Includes RSN's

Cons

  • Additional fees for satellite subscribers
  • RSN's subject to local availability

Hulu+Live TV

Why Hulu?

Hulu+Live TV includes CBS networks in its channel lineup giving subscribes access to NWSL games on the network and has the best add-ons included with standard subscription to sweeten the deal.

Subscription plan

  • Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) for $69.99/mo.

Disney+ and ESPN+ are both included with standard subscription, which means even more sports and entertainment for your money. The service also has unlimited cloud storage, so you never have to miss the action.

You can stream on up to 2 screens simultaneously and the service is compatible with plenty of TV systems, including iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV & Fire Stick, Apple TV (4th gen), Chromecast, Xbox One & Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Samsung (select TV models), LG (select TV models), and Nintendo Switch.

Pros

  • Includes ESPN+ with subscription
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR storage
  • Wide compatibility across devices
  • Ad-ons include unlimited streams
  • Cable-cut with internet streaming

Cons

  • Includes ads
  • Limited regional networks

Fubo

Why Fubo?

Fubo's Elite subscription is one of the best on the market for sports fans. It includes CBS* with subscription, as well as all your must have networks for all round live sports coverage. ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN3, as well as NBC* and ABC*.

FuboTV is considered a premium service provider, so sits on the pricier end for subscriptions across the board. However, it's a worth while investment if it fits your budget, both for NWSL coverage and ease of access to your favourite sports networks across the board.

Subscription Plans and Pricing

7 day free trial available.

SubscriptionPriceChannels
Pro$74.99172
Elite$84.99184
Ultimate$99.99227 [Including Showtime and NFL Redzone]
Latino$24.99/mo60

*locale dependent, regional restrictions apply.

Pros

  • Sports channel variety
  • Events available in 4k
  • Cloud DVR storage
  • Allows simultaneous streams
  • Cable-cut with internet streaming

Cons

  • Regional networks are subject to availability

Start a Fubo subscription today.

Upcoming NWSL games

DateMatchKick-off time (ET)TV & live stream
September 30th, 2023Washington Spirit vs KC Current7PM

Paramount +

Chicago Red Stars vs Racing Louisville8PM

Paramount +

Portland Thorns vs San Diego Waves10:30 PM

Paramount +

NWSL teams & cities

The 12 teams in the 2023 NWSL have been drawn from 11 different locations across the United States:
TeamLocation
Angel City FCLos Angeles, California
Chicago Red StarsBridgeview, Illinois
Houston DashHouston, Texas
Kansas City CurrentKansas City, Kansas
NJ/NY Gotham FCHarrison, New Jersey
North Carolina CourageCary, North Carolina
OL ReignSeattle, Washington
Orlando PrideOrlando, Florida
Portland ThornsPortland, Oregon
Racing Louisville FCLouisville, Kentucky
San Diego Wave FCSan Diego, California
Washington SpiritWashington D.C.

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