Racing Louisville and the Portland Thorns defended their cities from European giants and other NWSL sides last week, claiming The Women’s Cup and the 2021 Women’s International Champions Cup, respectively. Now, they return their focus to the domestic league as playoffs loom nearby.

How to watch NWSL games on Wednesday, Aug. 25

NWSL action will restart on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET with Kansas City looking for their second win of the season when they host The Women’s Cup champions Racing Louisville at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas. Louisville will look for their second consecutive win against Kansas City after a 3-1 home win earlier this month.

The game will stream live on Paramount+ in the USA and on Twitch internationally. 

League leaders and WICC champions Portland Thorns will protect Providence Park from NJ/NY Gotham FC following the Kansas City-Louisville match at 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will be manager Freya Coombe’s second to last game in charge of Gotham FC as she is set to join Angel City FC next week.

Women’s soccer fans in the USA and Canada can watch this game live on TV on CBS Sports Network. Twitch will stream the game internationally.

How to watch NWSL games on Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug 30

The USA’s top-flight soccer league will resume on Saturday with a game between the Chicago Red Stars and Kansas City, who will be coming off a mere two-day rest after playing Racing Louisville on Wednesday. The Red Stars find themselves in seventh place and are toe-to-toe with the Orlando Pride, who are sixth in the table. They both have the same number of games played (16) and points (21), making this game essential in Chicago’s plans of making it to the playoffs.

The game will stream on Twitch internationally, including in the USA.

The remaining four games of the week will unfold on Sunday, starting with the Washington Spirit hosting the North Carolina Courage at Audi Field, Washington D.C, at 5 p.m. ET. The Courage arrives at the meeting in second place while the Spirit arrives five points behind them in third place. A win for any of the two clubs will get them closer to that ever-so-important bye-week in playoffs.

Another attractive matchup will kick off at 5:30 p.m. ET in Gotham FC’s goodbye game for Coombe against Sydney Leroux’s Orlando Pride. The two teams are tied in points (21), meaning that a win is needed to keep playoff hopes alive.

The Cascadia Rivalry returns to NWSL as the Portland Thorns and OL Reign face-off at Lumen Field at 7 p.m. ET. Portland leads the series record 12-7-5. The two teams meet for the first time since OL Reign’s 2-1 win in May. 

Lastly, the Houston Dash will clash against Racing Louisville at BBVA Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET. The two sides will be fighting for a playoff spot given that they find themselves in the eighth and ninth positions, respectively. 

Paramount+ will stream all four Sunday games in the USA and Twitch internationally.

Links to all NWSL games from Wednesday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 29