WHERE TO WATCH
Both the 2023 regular season and the 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup will appear across CBS Sports platforms (all 176 NWSL matches), including The CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network and Paramount+.
TSN to distribute NWSL matches, including the 2023 NWSL Championship, across its network in Canada this season. Live match coverage will air [in English] across TSN and TSN+. In total over 70 matches including both semifinal matches of the 2023 NWSL playoffs as well as the 2023 NWSL Championship.
The full 2023 regular season and 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup schedules >> (USA & CANADA)
All 2023 regular season and Challenge Cup matches will be streamed live internationally for free on NWSLSoccer.com.
In addition DAZN has non-exclusive broadcasting rights (including NWSL Playoffs and the NWSL Challenge Cup) in:
NWSL coverage (including NWSL Playoffs and the NWSL Challenge Cup) will also appear non-exclusively on Central American-based distributor Tigo in:
National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the highest league of women's soccer/football in USA
2023 season: 25 March – 11 November
Format: The top six teams in the final standings at the end of the NWSL season qualify for the playoffs and are seeded in order of their record; the top two teams receive a first-round bye.
Relegation / Promotion: No relegation / promotion as NWSL is a franchise league
Current champions 2022: Portland Thorns FC (3rd title)
Current NWSL Shield* 2022: OL Reign (3rd shield)
Top Scorer 2022: Alex Morgan (15 goals)
Most championships: Portland Thorns FC (3 titles)
Most NWSL Shields*: OL Reign and North Carolina Courage (3 shields each)
*Annual award given to the team with the best regular season record