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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
FA WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE MAKES U.S. TV DEBUT THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 6 AT NOON ET ON NBCSN WITH MANCHESTER UNITED-CHELSEA MATCH
This Weekend Kicks Off Season-Long Partnership Between NBC Sports and Atalanta Media, Featuring 50 Matches Across NBC Sports Platforms
FA Women’s Super League Features USWNT Stars Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis of Manchester City. Aston Villa visit Manchester City this Saturday at 9:30 A.M. ET on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 2, 2020 – NBC Sports and Atalanta Media this weekend kick off a season-long partnership to present the FA Women’s Super League, highlighted by this Sunday’s U.S. television debut match between Manchester United and defending champions Chelsea at Noon ET on NBCSN.
Through the partnership, NBC Sports will present 50 league matches between September and May across NBC Sports platforms, including at least 12 matches on NBCSN.
Jonathan Pearce will call Sunday’s Manchester United-Chelsea match, joined by analyst and former England national team player Sue Smith. The match will be shown live at 9:30 a.m. ET on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.
This weekend’s action kicks off on Saturday with Aston Villa hosting Manchester City at 9:30 a.m. ET live on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com. Manchester City features two players from the USWNT’s 2019 World Cup-winning team: midfielders Rose Lavelle, who scored the final goal in the U.S. team’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the World Cup Final, and Sam Mewis, who played in six of the team’s seven matches in France.
“We’re excited to partner with Atalanta Media to bring this world-class Women’s Super League competition to U.S. television for the first time,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports & NBC Sports Network.
The FA Women’s Super League is the top level of women’s professional football in England, featuring 12 clubs throughout the country plus a relegation system with the 11-team FA Women’s Championship. Chelsea won last season’s title for the third time, while Aston Villa won the FA Women’s Championship to earn promotion for this season.
Following is the match schedule for this week across NBC Sports (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 5||9:30 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Manchester City||NBC Sports app/NBCSports.com (LIVE)|
|Sun., Sept. 6||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Reading||NBC Sports app/NBCSports.com (LIVE)|
|Sun., Sept. 6||9:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Chelsea||NBC Sports app/NBCSports.com (LIVE)|
|Sun., Sept. 6||Noon||Manchester United v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
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