NWSL announces 2017 broadcast schedule on Lifetime

The National Women’s Soccer League announced its broadcast schedule on Lifetime for the 2017 season. The schedule includes 22 regular-season matches, both playoff semifinals and the championship game.

The broadcasts will feature play-by- play announcer Jenn Hildreth, analyst Aly Wagner, host and sideline reporter Dalen Cuff as well as analyst and sideline reporter Kate Markgraf.

The NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will air every Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute pregame show leading up to kickoff at 4 p.m. ET. It will also be available for live and on-demand streaming via the Lifetime iOS and Android apps and online at MyLifetime.com.

The season opener on Lifetime will feature Portland Thorns FC playing host to the Orlando Pride on Saturday, April 15, with the pregame show starting at 2:30 p.m. ET and kickoff at 3 p.m. ET from Providence Park. Other big matchups this season include rematches of the 2016 NWSL semifinals between the Chicago Red Stars and the Washington Spirit on June 17, and the North Carolina Courage traveling to face the Portland Thorns on July 15.

The Spirit and Courage will also face off in a rematch of the 2016 NWSL Championship Game on Aug. 19.

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Here is the full 2017 NWSL broadcast schedule:

Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:30 PM Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride

Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:30 PM Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit

Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:30 PM Portland Thorns vs. FC Chicago Red Stars

Saturday, May 06, 2017 3:30 PM Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash

Saturday, May 13, 2017 3:30 PM Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC

Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:30 PM Sky Blue FC vs. Houston Dash

Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:30 PM Houston Dash vs. Seattle Reign FC

Saturday, June 03, 2017 3:30 PM North Carolina Courage vs. FC Kansas City

Saturday, June 17, 2017 3:30 PM Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit

Saturday, June 24, 2017 3:30 PM Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash

Saturday, July 01, 2017 3:30 PM North Carolina Courage vs. Sky Blue FC

Saturday, July 08, 2017 3:30 PM North Carolina Courage vs. Seattle Reign FC

Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:30 PM Portland Thorns vs. FC North Carolina Courage

Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:30 PM Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride

Saturday, August 05, 2017 3:30 PM Portland Thorns vs. FC Houston Dash

Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:30 PM Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC

Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:30 PM North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit

Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:30 PM Seattle Reign FC vs. Portland Thorns FC

Saturday, September 02, 2017 3:30 PM Orlando Pride vs. Boston Breakers

Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:30 PM Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC

Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:30 PM Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars

Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:30 PM Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars

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