By: NWSL Editor
What to Watch this Weekend 4/12-4/14

Here’s what fans have to look forward to this weekend!

How do I watch live games from the 2024 NWSL Regular Season?

  • Friday night matches airing on Prime Video are available to US fans here.
  • Saturday night double-headers airing at 7:30 and 10 p.m. ET on Scripps-owned ION network are available to US fans here.
  • For games airing on CBS, US fans can watch here. US Fans can also stream on Paramount+ here.
  • For games airing on ESPN, US fans can watch here. Matches on ESPN and ESPN2 will also stream on ESPN+.
  • For games airing on NWSL+, US fans can watch here.
  • Fans outside of the US can watch on NWSL+.
  • Fans in Australia can watch on Optus.

Friday, April 12

Matchup: Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit - 8:00 PM ET
Where to watch: Prime Video

The Dash are back home after having won their first match of the season on the road in the Bay Area. The pressure is off, now all they need to do is figure out how to get their attack going sooner.

The Spirit are also coming off of a huge victory at home, having bested another expansion team, Utah Royals FC. The recently announced Leicy Santos is a few months out from joining the Spirit still but that’s ok, the Spirit have plenty of firepower and midfield depth to hold them over until she does.

Matchup: Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride - 9:30 PM ET
Where to watch: NWSL+

The undefeated Orlando Pride are headed to Utah and are looking to finally put a mark in the win column. Will they be able to contain Utah’s number 1 Draft pick, Ally Sentnor? Utah will also have their hands full with the armada of Brazilian talent that’s headed their way. With two losses and a win, they also will be hoping to come away with points.

Saturday, April 13

Matchup: North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns - 7:00 PM ET
Where to watch: NWSL+**

League fans are always in for a treat when the Thorns and Courage face off. With five championships and five shields between them, they’re two of the winningest clubs in the league. But as it stands, the momentum is favoring North Carolina, who have two wins this season so far. The Thorns, in contrast, are still hunting their first win of the season. Will they finally get it?

Matchup: Racing Louisville FC vs. San Diego Wave - 7:30 PM ET
Where to watch: ION

Louisville is hosting the 2023 NWSL Shield winners this weekend and, much like Orlando, is unbeaten but also winless. With Uchenna Kanu on their frontline, who scored the fastest brace in league history last weekend, they have what it takes to come away with a home win. But San Diego has Savannah McCaskill, who has scored more goals against Racing—her old club—than any other player in the league. Will she continue that trend this weekend and fly home to sunny San Diego with all three points?

Matchup: Chicago Red Stars vs. Angel City FC - 9:30 PM ET
Where to watch: ION

Mal Swanson is SO back! Back to scoring goals, that is. Angel City FC will have their hands full with Mal this weekend when they play in Chicago against the Red Stars. But still winless and at the bottom of the table, they’ll be extra motivated to put goals away early so they can focus on defending. Will they finally get points this weekend or will Chicago continue their unbeaten streak?

Sunday, April 14

Matchup: NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Kansas City Current - 6:00 PM ET
Where to watch: NWSL+

A banner raising, a ring ceremony, Eli Manning’s team vs. Patrick Mahomes’ team, Ali Krieger, maybe some fireworks. This game is going to have everything! And if you can’t attend in-person, fans will be able to catch all the action on NWSL+ as the 2023 NWSL Champions host current league leaders KC Current for their home opener. It’s going to be must-watch television!

Matchup: Bay FC vs. Seattle Reign FC - 8:00 PM ET
Where to watch: NWSL+

Bay FC are leading the league in vibes this season but unfortunately, vibes don’t stop your opponent from scoring late game winners against you, which has happened in the last two games. They’re home again this weekend and hosting Reign FC for the first matchup between these two clubs. Players to watch: Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria) and Racheal Kundananji (Zambia), who both just qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics this past weekend with their national teams and also, scored for Bay FC in their inaugural home opener.

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