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Key dates for 2021 NWSL schedule, including Challenge Cup return

Wednesday, Nov 18 2020
The National Women’s Soccer League revealed their plans for 2021 on Wednesday, including the return of the Challenge cup, longer playoffs and the date for the 2021 NWSL Championship.
The 2021 NWSL calendar is set to kick off on February 1, when players are scheduled to report to preseason camps. However, players will have to wait months until they take the pitch for competitive matches.

The NWSL's main goal in 2021 is to work...


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NWSL sees a 493% viewership growth in 2020, exceeding NBA, NFL, MLB by a landslide

Friday, Oct 16 2020
The NWSL’s average viewership rose 493% in 2020 compared to most other professional American leagues and competitions that experienced overall decreases in viewership, including the NBA, NFL, MLB and Kentucky Derby, according to Just Women’s Sports. Here is a recap of how the NWSL rose above a treacherous 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic was a huge blow for the National Women's Soccer League, just as it was for all other professional sports leagues around the country. 

On March 12, 2020, newly appointed NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird, who at that time had just...


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NWSL Challenge Cup final TV ratings top MLS is Back Tournament final’s

Friday, Aug 14 2020
The MLS is Back Tournament final failed to attract more viewers than the tournament's opening game and the NWSL Challenge Cup final.
The National Women’s Soccer League broke its TV viewership record when the Houston Dash defeated the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL Challenge Cup final, attracting a record-breaking audience of 653,000 on July 26. Meanwhile, the MLS’ post-pandemic...


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Most-watched soccer games on U.S. TV: July 27- Aug. 2, 2020

Wednesday, Aug 5 2020
U.S. soccer TV viewership dropped 73 percent from the previous week. Find out why.
The MLS is Back Tournament round of 16 and quarterfinal action took up all the U.S. TV space dedicated for soccer from Monday, July 27, through Monday, Aug. 3. The five games, all of which started after 8 p.m. ET and after, averaged around 243,000 viewers...


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CBS Sports welcomes UEFA Champions League and Europa League with new U.S. TV rights deal

Thursday, Jul 30 2020
All UEFA club games will be streamed through CBS All Access.
Champions League play came to a halt in March by the growing concern of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and other world superstars were left waiting to play the return leg of their round of 16...


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NWSL Challenge Cup final draws record TV audience

Wednesday, Jul 29 2020
The National Women’s Soccer League beat its domestic television ratings record by drawing an average audience of 653,000 viewers to the NWSL Challenge Cup final on the main CBS Network.
This is big news for women's professional soccer in the US, having just broken the previous record set last month during the opening game of the summer tournament that brought an average of 572,000 viewers on the CBS network.  

According to Showbuzz...


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NWSL ChallengeCup Final highlights: what you missed

Sunday, Jul 26 2020
A lot has happened in the NWSL Challenge Cup tournament in the last 24 hours. But don’t worry, Live Soccer TV is here with all the highlights.
As you may already know, the Houston Dash lifted the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup trophy after defeating the Chicago Red Stars 2-0. But before that, the NWSL revealed the winners of some awards and the tournament's best IX.

Rachel Daly won the tournament...


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In-depth look at the Chicago Red Stars and Houston Dash ahead of NWSL Challenge Cup Final

Sunday, Jul 26 2020
The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup will come to an end on Sunday, July 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET after a month and 22 games of pure North American women’s soccer. The tournament has seen six teams exit, leaving the Chicago Red Stars and the Houston Dash as the last pair of teams standing for a chance to win an NWSL trophy for the first time
Live Soccer TV brings you an in-depth NWSL Challenge Cup Final preview including a match overview, players to watch, injury updates and head-to-head matchup. 

Chicago Red Stars vs Houston Dash: Overview

Chicago Red Stars

Head coach...


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Chelsea vs Wolves, Leicester vs Man Utd, NWSL Challenge Cup final headline top games to watch on July 24-29, 2020

Friday, Jul 24 2020
Matchday 38 in the EPL will take place this Sunday, with the final round set to decide the top-four race and relegation battle. Additionally, the Coupe de France and NWSL Challenge Cup final are upon us.
Super Sunday sees Premier League season wrap up as final day will decide top-four race and relegation battle

The 2019/20 Premier League will come to an end this Sunday, with the remaining 10 games all kicking off simultaneously at 11:00 AM ET...


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No. 6 Chicago Red Stars join No. 4 Houston Dash in the NWSL Challenge Cup Final

Thursday, Jul 23 2020
The Chicago Red Stars defeated Sky Blue FC 3-2 to join the Houston Dash in the NWSL Final scheduled for July 26 at Rio Tinto Stadium
Chicago did not hesitate to bring out the big guns against Sky Blue on Wednesday night's NWSL Challenge Cup semifinal. The artillery shells began to drop early in the match with Canadian fullback Bianca St. Georges and forward Rachel Hill scoring a goal...


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Rachel Daly nets goal to take No. 4 Houston Dash to the NWSL Challenge Cup Final

Wednesday, Jul 22 2020
Forward and English international Rachel Daly broke the tournament’s three-game and approximately 360-minute goal drought to take Huston to the NWSL Challenge Cup final. The Dash will face the winner of the later semifinal, either No. 6 Chicago Red Stars or No. 7 Sky Blue.
The goal drought in the NWSL Challenge Cup playoffs has finally come to an end. No goal had been scored since rookie Morgan Weaver bagged in a winner for Portland in the first playoff game of the tournament. But Rachel Daly’s header has given life...


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How and where to watch the NWSL Challenge Cup semifinals live on July 22, 2020: preview and broadcast listings

Wednesday, Jul 22 2020
No. 8 Portland Thorns will look for a consecutive upset when they take on No. 4 Houston Dash at 12:30 p.m. ET, while No. 7 Sky Blue has a chance to make their first-ever final if they defeat No. 6 Chicago Red Stars at 10 p.m. ET
Talk about a surprising quarterfinal stage. Forwards are usually the players who win games for teams, but that was not the case in the quarterfinals. The first playoff stage consisted of one goal, three penalty shootouts and three upsets, including North...


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NWSL Challenge Cup: No. 7 Sky Blue and Kailen Sheridan upset No. 2 Washington Spirit

Saturday, Jul 18 2020
Goalkeepers carrying teams to the NWSL Challenge Cup semifinals is officially the norm. Sky Blue’s Kailen Sheridan’s heroics matched those of Portland Thorn’s Britt Eckerstrom and Houston Dash’s Jane Campbell, ultimately helping Sky Blue win their first playoff game since 2013
First, it was Eckerstrom's clean sheet that allowed No. 8 Portland Thorns to upset No. 1 North Carolina Courage. Then came Campbell's two penalty saves that secured No. 4 Houston Dash a semifinal spot. And Sheridan carried on with the trend by making...


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NWSL Challenge Cup: Jane Campbell penalty shootout heroics secures the Houston Dash a semifinal spot

Saturday, Jul 18 2020
Houston Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell’s two penalty shootout saves knocked out hosts Utah Royals after a scoreless draw. The Dash will face the Portland Thorns, who are coming off a win against No. 1 North Carolina
The second NWSL Challenge Cup quarterfinal kicked off with some controversy. Royals’ goalkeeper Abby Smith was forced step off her line to contest a through ball with Dash forward Brianna Visalli.

Smith clearly got to the tackle late and...


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NWSL Challenge Cup: Weaver's goal sends No. 1 North Carolina Courage home, as No. 8 Thorns secure semifinal spot

Friday, Jul 17 2020
The eight-seeded Portland Thorns headed into the NWSL Challenge Cup first quarter-final with a sense of humbleness.
Having lost the first game of the competition to North Carolina and drawing its following three matches, Portland went from tournament favorite to underdog in a matter of four matchdays. And to add to their bad run, there stood the North Carolina Courage...


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FA Cup semi-final, NWSL Challenge Cup quarter-final headline top live games to watch on July 17-23, 2020

Friday, Jul 17 2020
Arsenal vs Man City, Man United vs Chelsea, the NWSL Challenge Cup last eight, and the Trafico derby comprise our list of must-watch games over the next seven days.
FA Cup semi-final commences this weekend while top-four race heats up in the Premier League

The FA Cup semi-final commences this weekend, with the penultimate stage kicking off with Arsenal vs Man City on Saturday followed by the Man United-Chelsea...


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NWSL Challenge Cup: Quarter-finals preview, broadcast listings - July 17 - 18

Tuesday, Jul 14 2020
Live Soccer TV provides an overview of the quarter-finals of the NWSL Challenge Cup starting on July 17th.
Matchdays one through eight of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup have finally come to an end, and now it's on to the quarter-finals. With Orlando Pride having to leave the tournament due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in their ranks, every single one of the eight...


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NWSL Challenge Cup: Matchdays 7 and 8 preview, broadcast listings - July 12 and 13

Sunday, Jul 12 2020
Live Soccer TV provides an overview of matchdays seven and eight of the NWSL Challenge Cup starting on July 12th.
Overview: How the table looks ahead of matchdays seven and eight

Here's how the table looks heading into matchdays seven and eight. So far, only North Carolina Courage has already qualified for a seeded position in the knockout rounds thanks to...


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NWSL Challenge Cup: Matchday 6 preview, broadcast listings - July 8, 2020

Wednesday, Jul 8 2020
The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup resumes on July 8th with a double header featuring Utah Royals-OL Reign and Sky Blue-Houston Dash.
Preview: Utah Royals vs OL Reign

Hosts Utah Royals have picked up four points so far from their first two games. Following a three-all stalemate against Houston Dash in their opener, during which the hosts had to come from behind twice to salvage...


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AC Milan vs Juventus, Arsenal vs Leicester headline top live matches to watch on July 6-9, 2020

Monday, Jul 6 2020
Juventus and AC Milan will lock horns in the Italian top-flight this midweek. Elsewhere, the NWSL Challenge Cup carries on with two fixtures set to take place on Wednesday.
Top four race in the Premier League intensifies as Leicester, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Spurs face tricky tests

Matchweek 33 in the Premier League wraps up on Monday with Tottenham's tricky home clash vs Everton, live on NBC Sports, Telemundo...


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