ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2020) - Orlando Pride will begin its 2020 NWSL Fall Series schedule on Saturday, Sept. 19, traveling to face the North Carolina Courage at WakeMed Soccer Park. The 1 p.m. ET kickoff will be aired on CBS, marking the first time the Pride are featured on network television. The remaining games for the Pride, who also have the Houston Dash in their regional pod, will be announced in the next week.
The fall series will feature a televised NWSL Game of the Week on the CBS Television Network every Saturday in September, and on CBS Sports Network three Saturdays in October. CBS All Access will exclusively stream four games as well as the CBS broadcast coverage in September. Twitch will exclusively stream seven games globally, including in the United States, and every game internationally.
The NWSL fall series will include 18 matches over the course of seven weeks, featuring three, three-team pods that will all play one another and enable the league to minimize travel.
The NWSL’s return to play protocols reflect the best practices previously developed by the NWSL Medical Task Force and successfully implemented during the Challenge Cup. Those protocols have been updated to reflect the reality of home-market matches and regional travel and will influence all league and club actions outside the field of play.