Seattle FC Reign's Hope Solo

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.

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.

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 two teams square off again in a rematch on August 10 on Maureen Hendricks Field at 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, including the two semifinal games August 24 and the championship game 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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