By: NWSL Editor
What to Watch this Weekend 4/19-4/21

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

  • For details on specific matches and where to watch in these territories, click here.

Friday, April 19

Matchup: Orlando Pride vs. San Diego Wave - 8:00 PM ET
Where to Watch: Prime Video

Orlando is on fire this season, maintaining an unbeaten record, albeit with just one win under their belt. Their recent triumph in Utah, where captain Marta notched the club's 200th goal, is testament to their formidable form. However, looming on their home turf is the formidable 2023 NWSL Shield winners, who, despite a shaky start to the season, boast one of the league's most resilient squads. The stage is set for a thrilling showdown: will Orlando extend their unbeaten streak, or will San Diego, a team that historically plays well on the road, once again dash the hopes of the home crowd?

Saturday, April 20

Matchup: Washington Spirit vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC - 1:00 PM ET
Where to Watch: CBS/Paramount+

Despite holding the third spot in the standings, the Spirit are on a red-hot streak with three consecutive wins under their belt. This weekend, they'll enjoy the comfort of their home turf as they welcome the reigning 2023 NWSL Champions. Fueling their success are standout rookies Croix Bethune and Hal Hershfelt, who have been nothing short of sensational, each netting two goals in the last three matches. But the challenge of containing Gotham FC forwards Esther González and Lynn Williams looms large, making it anyone’s game.

Matchup: Racing Louisville FC vs. Utah Royals FC - 5:00 PM ET
Where to Watch: NWSL+

Racing is on home turf once again, gearing up to face off against Utah in a matchup featuring two teams guided by former players-turned-coaches–Bev Yanez and Amy Rodriguez. Following a gritty draw against San Diego, Louisville enters the contest with heads held high. Despite falling short of a victory, head coach Bev Yanez emphasized the match's significance in showcasing the squad's growth. Now, with determination in their eyes, Racing aims to demonstrate their readiness to secure victories as they step onto the field this weekend against a young but tough expansion squad.

Matchup: Kansas City Current vs. Bay FC - 7:30 PM ET
Where to Watch: ION

Coming off of a huge win in San Jose last weekend, Bay FC is headed into the next weekend motivated and energized. Despite forwards Asisat Oshoala and Racheal Kundananji not finding the net, their relentless pressure kept Seattle on the defensive throughout the match, showcasing a synergy that belies their short time together. But they’re headed into one of the most hostile environments in the league–CPKC Stadium–to face an unbeaten team that’s been red hot this season so far. Their work is cut out for them but for Kansas City, the game plan seems clear: feed the ball to Temwa Chawinga and victory may well be within reach once again come the weekend's end.

Matchup: Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash - 10:00 PM ET
Where to Watch: ION

Few teams are as driven to secure a positive outcome this weekend as Portland, still in search of their first victory this season and eager to bounce back from a tough scoreless defeat in North Carolina. They’re hosting the Dash this weekend, another team who are motivated to turn things around this season. With Portland's standout forward Sophia Smith facing off against Houston's formidable goalkeeper, Jane Campbell, all eyes will be on Portland this weekend.

Sunday, April 21

Matchup: Seattle Reign FC vs. Chicago Red Stars - 6:00 PM ET
Where to Watch: NWSL+

Seattle Reign FC returns to familiar territory this weekend, ready to take on the Chicago Red Stars at home. Despite finding the net twice in San Jose last weekend, they fell short against Bay FC, returning empty-handed. Similarly, Chicago suffered a setback on their home turf, succumbing to a defeat against their own California-based opponent, Angel City FC. As they face off this weekend, both teams are determined to rebound and secure valuable points to propel their seasons forward. The stage is set for an intense battle as they vie for redemption and crucial points in the standings.

Matchup: Angel City FC vs. North Carolina Courage - 7:30 PM ET
Where to Watch: CBS Sports Network

The North Carolina Courage, fresh from a triumphant home victory, are now gearing up to showcase their scoring prowess on the road. But BMO Stadium is a hostile environment for opponents and Angel City FC are coming off a victory of their own. Angel City FC’s rookie forward Madison Curry has found her rhythm with the team and will prove to be a player to watch this season. Yet, with a formidable roster of goal scorers and the presence of USWNT goalkeeper Casey Murphy guarding the backline, North Carolina poses one of the most formidable challenges Los Angeles has encountered this season.

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