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Four Thorns FC matches to feature on CBS Sports Network as part of NWSL media rights agreement

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced a multi-year media rights agreement with CBS Sports and Twitch to present all NWSL matches for the next three years, beginning with the 2020 season. As part of the coverage, Portland Thorns FC’s home matches against Cascadia rival OL Reign on May 16 and June 12 at Providence Park will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, while seven Thorns FC matches will be streamed on Twitch.

In addition, two Portland road matches will also feature broadcasts on CBS Sports Network as Thorns FC square off against the North Carolina Courage on April 29 and visit Utah Royals FC for game on May 22.

CBS Sports will deliver a total of 87 NWSL matches in 2020 across CBS, CBS Sports Network and CBS All Access – CBS’s subscription video on demand and live streaming service. Highlights include the NWSL Championship Game on CBS, 14 matches on CBS Sports Network, including both semifinal matches and 71 additional games on CBS All Access. All games offered on CBS All Access will be available to subscribers online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app and on all major connected TV devices and platforms.

In addition, Twitch will present 24 free, select matches during the 2020 regular season. Twitch will also serve as the NWSL’s exclusive international media rights partner outside the United States, making all 108 regular-season games, the NWSL semifinal matches and championship match available to global viewers.

2020 Portland Thorns FC Broadcast Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS; platforms subject to change)

Date Opponent Kickoff (Pacific) Broadcast
Sat., April 18 UTAH ROYALS FC 7:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Sat., April 25 @Chicago Red Stars 4 p.m. Twitch
Wed., April 29 @North Carolina Courage 4 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Wed., May 6 ORLANDO PRIDE 7:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Sat., May 9 HOUSTON DASH 7:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Sat., May 16 OL REIGN 1:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Fri., May 22 @Utah Royals FC 7 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Sat., May 30 SKY BLUE FC 7:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Fri., June 12 OL REIGN 7 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Sat., June 20 @Washington Spirit 4 p.m. Twitch
Sun, June 28 @Houston Dash 4 p.m. CBS All Access
Sun., July 5 @Orlando Pride 2 p.m. CBS All Access
Sat., July 11 SKY BLUE FC 7:30 p.m. Twitch
Sat., Aug. 1 @North Carolina Courage 4 p.m. CBS All Access
Sun., Aug. 9 CHICAGO RED STARS 7:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Sat., Aug. 15 ORLANDO PRIDE 7:30 p.m. Twitch
Sat., Aug. 29 @OL Reign 12 noon Twitch
Wed., Sept. 2 @Chicago Red Stars 5 p.m. CBS All Access
Sun., Sept. 6 NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE 1 p.m. CBS All Access
Sat., Sept. 12 @Washington Spirit 4 p.m. CBS All Access
Sat., Sept. 26 @Sky Blue FC 4 p.m. Twitch
Sat., Oct.3 WASHINGTON SPIRIT 7:30 p.m. Twitch
Fri., Oct. 9 @Houston Dash 5:30 p.m. CBS All Access
Sun., Oct. 18 UTAH ROYALS FC 12:30 p.m. CBS All Access
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