This Week in Women’s Football: NWSL, Liga MX Femenil, NCAA DI Women’s Soccer, International play

The NWSL and Liga MX Femenil will be underway this weekend. Also, NCAA DI Women’s Soccer will be in action on Sunday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 21. Lastly, find out how to watch an international friendly clash between the USWNT and South Korea on Thursday, Oct. 21.

NWSL games this weekend 

Five of the last 12 NWSL regular-season games are set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17. 

The Orlando Pride will travel to Louisville to play a must-win game Racing Louisville on Saturday. A loss would shatter the Pride’s play-off hopes.

After a 1-0 win against the Orlando Pride on Wednesday, the Chicago Red Stars will take on a Kansas City side that is coming off a 3-0 win against the Houston Dash. Chicago needs a win or a draw on Saturday to edge closer to a playoff spot.

The Washington Spirit will have the tough task to find a positive result against OL Reign at Cheney Stadium on Saturday. A win would seal the Spirit a playoff spot. On the other hand, OL Reign must win this game to stay in the race for the NWSL Shield.

The North Carolina Courage dropped from third to sixth place after losing to the Spirit on Wednesday. Now, they will collide against seventh-place Gotham FC on Sunday. The winner of the contest will go into the final week of the regular season in a playoff spot. 

The Houston Dash will aim to upset the Portland Thorns as they did on Oct. 6. A Dash win would see them secure a playoff spot and put Portland’s goal to win the NWSL Shield in question.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Racing Louisville vs. Orlando Pride at 7:30 p.m. ET

  • USA: Paramount+
  • International: Twitch

Chicago Red Stars vs. Kansas City at 8 P.M. ET

  • USA: Paramount+
  • International: Twitch

OL Reign vs. Washington Spirit at 10 p.m. ET

  • USA: Paramount+
  • International: Twitch 

Sunday, Oct. 17 

NC Courage vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC at 2 p.m. ET

  • USA: CBS Sports Network, Paramount+
  • Canada: CBS Sports Network
  • International: Twitch

Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns at 7 p.m. ETUSA: Paramount+

  • International: Twitch 

How to watch three Liga MX Femenil games in the USA

Saturday, Sept. 16

Cruz Azul vs. Mazatlan at 1 p.m. ET

  • TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA

Sunday, Sept. 17

Club America vs. Tijuana Femenil at 4:45 p.m. ET

  • TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA

Monday, Sept. 18

Chivas Guadalajara vs. Tigres UANL at 10 p.m. ET

  • Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

NCAA DI Women’s Soccer rankings and games to watch

The Florida State Seminoles continue their NCAA Division 1 Women’s soccer domination. However, they will not play this week. An ACC matchup between No. 2 Virginia and No. 17 Notre Dame on Sunday will make up for Florida State’s absence this week.

The following are the NCAA DI Women’s Soccer rankings and games scheduled on Sunday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 21:

1. Florida State (13-0-0)

2. Virginia (12-1-1) vs. Notre Dame on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. ET

  • ACC Network

3. North Carolina (10-1-2)

4. Pepperdine (12-1-0)

5. Southern California (10-2-0)

6. Arkansas (11-2-0)

7. UCLA (11-0-2)

8. Duke (9-2-1)

9. Rutgers (11-2-0)

10. Tennessee (12-1-0)

11. TCU (11-2-1) vs. Iowa State on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. ET

  • ESPN+

12. Hofstra (12-1-0)

13. Stanford (10-3-0) vs. Colorado on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. ET

  • Pac-12

14. Memphis (10-1-1) vs. South Florida on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. ET

  • ESPN+

15. BYU (8-3-1)

16. Harvard (9-0-1)

17. Notre Dame (12-1-1) vs. Virginia on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. ET

  • ACC Network

18. Ole Miss (10-2-2) vs. Vanderbilt on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. ET

  • SEC Network 

19. Purdue (10-2-2) vs. Northwestern on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. ET

  • Foxsports.com, FOX Sports App, BTN

20. SMU (8-2-1) vs. Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. ET

  • ESPN+

21. West Virginia (8-3-2) vs. Texas Tech on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. ET

  • ESPN+

22. Michigan (9-2-3) vs. Ohio State on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. ET

  • Foxsports.com, FOX Sports App, BTN

23. Auburn (10-3-0) VS. Florida on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. ET

  • ESPNU

24. Oregon State (11-2-0)

25. Texas (8-3-3) vs. West Virginia on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. ET

  • LongHorn Network

How to watch USWNT vs. South Korea on Thursday, Oct. 21

The women’s friendly game between the USWNT and South Korea will take place at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City. The game will broadcast live on ESPN2 and stream on WatchESPN.

 

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