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National Women's Soccer League to Debut Sunday on FOX Soccer


Seattle Reign FC Host the Washington Spirit at 8:30 p.m. ET at Starfire Stadium

CHICAGO (July 8, 2013) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will kick off its first national television game on FOX Soccer as the Seattle Reign FC host the Washington Spirit on Sunday, July 14  at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Moda Health Pitch at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash.

After suffering through a nine-game losing streak, the Reign are unbeaten in their last four matches. Seattle has posted a 2-0-2 record since U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Megan Rapinoe joined the team on June 23 after completing her European season with Olympique Lyonnais in France.

Goalkeeper and fellow U.S. international Hope Solo has stopped 39 of 45 shots in six games for the Reign since she made her NWSL debut June 9 after returning from rehabilitation following wrist surgery.

The Spirit are in search of their first win under new head coach Mark Parsons. Canada international Diana Matheson leads Washington with a team-best five goals and two assists on the season as the Spirit look to snap a run of seven games without a victory.

The two teams square-off again in a rematch on August 10 at the Maryland SoccerPlex, also live on FOX Soccer, with a kickoff at 7 p.m. ET.

FOX Sports Media Group will offer exclusive live coverage of nine matches, featuring six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches, which include the two semifinal games on August 24 and the championship game on August 31. FOX Soccer will televise one game per week over the final six weeks of the season with each club appearing at least once on national television leading up to the NWSL Playoffs.

2013 NWSL National Television Schedule*

Date Home Team Away Team Time (ET) TV
Sunday, July 14 Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit 8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 21 Western New York Flash Sky Blue FC 1:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 28 Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, Aug. 4 Portland Thorns FC FC Kansas City 8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 10 Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC 7 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 17 Western New York Flash Boston Breakers 8 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 24 Semifinal 2 p.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 24 Semifinal 8 p.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 31 Championship 8 p.m. TBD
*Subject to change

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