We should not have to wait four years for the next World Cup to see such a size. And we do not need that! All 23 USWNT players play here in the USA in the National Women's Soccer League. And you can stream NWSL games online and watch them on TV. You need to know the following to see our USWNT heroes in the NWSL.
What is the NWSL?
The NWSL was founded in 2013 and is currently in its seventh season, running from April to October. The full NWSL timetable can be found here.
How many teams are in the NWSL?
There are nine teams in the league:
- Chicago Red Stars (Bridgeview, Illinois)
- Houston Dash (Houston)
- North Carolina Courage (Cary, North Carolina )
- Orlando Pride (Orlando, Florida)
- Portland Thorns FC (Portland, Oregon)
- Reign FC (Tacoma, Washington)
- Sky Blue FC (Piscataway, New Jersey)
- Utah Royals FC [Sandy, Utah]
- Washington Spirit (Boyds, Maryland)
On which club teams do the USWNT champions play?
Each NWSL team, with the exception of Houston Dash, has at least one USWNT player. The USWNT players are expected to be back with their club teams at the end of July. How to Distribute the Talent of the National Team:
- Chicago Red Stars: Morgan Brian, Tierna Davidson, Julie Ertz and Alyssa Naeher
- North Carolina Courage: Abby Dahlkemper, Crystal Dunn, Jessica McDonald and Sam Mewis
- Orlando Pride: Ashlyn Harris, Ali Warrior and Alex Morgan
- Portland Thorns FC: Adrianna Franch, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Emily Sonnett
- Reign FC: Allie Long and
- Sky Blue FC: Carli Lloyd
- Utah Royals FC: Kelley O'Hara, Christian Press and Becky Sauerbrunn
- Washington Spirit: Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh
How do I watch NWSL games?
You can stream any NWSL game for free on Yahoo Sports and the Yahoo Sports app. In addition, NWSL and ESPN have recently announced a partnership that will broadcast 14 games on ESPN2 and ESPNews. Eight games will be broadcast on ESPNews. Six games will be broadcast on ESPN2, including the two playoff semi-finals and the championship game.
If you do not have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch ESPN2 and ESPNews with a live TV streaming service.
Understanding Live TV Streaming Services:
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Sling TVs orange package worth $ 25 per month contains ESPN. However, you will need to purchase Sports Extra's $ 10 add-on to watch the games on ESPNews. (Sling's plans are currently discounted by 40 percent for the first month.)
Hulu with live TV costs $ 45 a month and includes ESPN2 and ESPNews.
PlayStation Vues cheapest access plan for $ 50 per month includes ESPN2 and its core for $ 55 per month includes ESPN2 and ESPNews.
YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes ESPN and ESPNews.
DirecTV Now's $ 50 / month plus package includes ESPN2 and the $ 70 USD Max Package includes ESPN2 and ESPNews.
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