Press release from Lifetime, Feb. 21, 2018:
Lifetime and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the 2018 NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime live broadcast schedule, which includes 20 regular-season matches, both playoff semifinal games and the NWSL Championship.
Featuring Jenn Hildreth, Aly Wagner, and Dalen Cuff, the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will air Saturdays beginning at 3:30pm ET with a pregame show leading up to kickoff at 3:50pm ET.
The season opener on Lifetime will feature North Carolina Courage hosting Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, March 24th in a rematch of the 2017 NWSL Championship. The complete list of the Games of the Week set to air live on Lifetime is detailed below.
The NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will also be available for live and on-demand streaming via the Lifetime iOS and Android apps and online at MyLifetime.com. International fans outside of the United States can watch live and on-demand streaming of the Game of the Week via NWSLsoccer.com and the NWSL app.
2018 NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime Broadcast Schedule (ALL LIVE ET):
DATE PREGAME KICKOFF HOME TEAM VISITING TEAM
March 24th 3:30PM 3:50PM North Carolina Courage Portland Thorns FC
March 31st 3:30PM 3:50PM Washington Spirit Orlando Pride
April 14th 3:30PM 3:50PM Utah Royals FC Chicago Red Stars
April 21st 3:30PM 3:50PM North Carolina Courage Utah Royals FC
April 28th 3:30PM 3:50PM Houston Dash North Carolina Courage
May 5th 3:30PM 3:50PM Portland Thorns FC Seattle Reign FC
May 12th 3:30PM 3:50PM Portland Thorns FC Orlando Pride
May 19th 3:30PM 3:50PM Utah Royals FC Houston Dash
May 26th 3:30PM 3:50PM Chicago Red Stars Orlando Pride
June 2nd 3:30PM 3:50PM Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars
June 16th 3:30PM 3:50PM Chicago Red Stars Portland Thorns FC
June 23rd 3:30PM 3:50PM Washington Spirit Orlando Pride
June 30th 3:30PM 3:50PM Orlando Pride North Carolina Courage
July 7th 3:30PM 3:50PM Sky Blue FC Chicago Red Stars
July 14th 3:30PM 3:50PM Utah Royals FC Orlando Pride
July 21st 3:30PM 3:50PM Orlando Pride Seattle Reign FC
August 11th 3:30PM 3:50PM Utah Royals FC Seattle Reign FC
August 18th 3:30PM 3:50PM Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars
August 25th 3:30PM 3:50PM Orlando Pride Chicago Red Stars
September 8th 3:30PM 3:50PM Utah Royals FC Chicago Red Stars
Jenn Hildreth – Play-By-Play Announcer
A versatile broadcaster who has covered women’s soccer as a play-by-play announcer, host, analyst and reporter, Jenn Hildreth returns in 2018 for her second season as Play-by-Play Announcer for the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime, and fourth consecutive season calling the NWSL. Hildreth has served in the same capacity for FOX Sports at the 2015 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and for ESPN’s coverage of college soccer, including the NCAA Women’s College Cup. Hildreth’s résumé also includes play-by-play duties for basketball, softball and gymnastics, as well as sideline reporting for football, basketball and baseball. In college, Hildreth played goalkeeper at Emory University, where she lettered in basketball, soccer and track and field.
Aly Wagner – Analyst
Former U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) player, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup athlete, Aly Wagner returns in 2018 for her second season as Analyst for the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. Wagner served as an analyst on FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and currently works on their USWNT matches. Wagner was featured on-air talent at the 2017 and 2018 NWSL College Draft. After winning the MAC Hermann trophy as the top women’s college soccer player in 2002, Wagner was the number one overall selection in the 2003 Women’s United Soccer Association Draft. She played professionally for several years in the WUSA and the Women’s Professional Soccer League.
Dalen Cuff – Pregame Host and Sideline Reporter
Dalen Cuff returns in 2018 for his second season as the Host and Sideline Reporter for the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. As a host/reporter at Comcast SportsNet New England, Cuff covered Major League Soccer and the New England Revolution from 2013-2016. He hosted “Revolution Post-game Live,” and the Emmy nominated bi-weekly show, “State of the Revs.” He worked for NBC Sports Network, most recently as part of NBC’s Olympics coverage in Rio de Janeiro. A former basketball player at Columbia University, Cuff is currently a college basketball studio and in-game analyst for ESPN.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a nine-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from around the world. The clubs are the Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Utah Royals FC and the Washington Spirit. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league’s official website at www.NWSLsoccer.com.