How to Watch the 2023 NWSL Championship Online Without Cable

How to Watch the 2023 NWSL Championship Online Without Cable

The 2023 NWSL Championship features two top-ranked powerhouses battling for the Tiffany & Co.-made championship trophy on Saturday.

The championship match has Megan Rapinoe and Seattle’s OL Reign taking on Ali Krieger and NJ/NY Gotham FC at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, with kick-off at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on cable on CBS and will stream live simultaneously on Paramount+, which is also available as an add-on at Prime Video. Cord cutters can watch the match on any live TV streaming service that carries CBS, including DirecTV Stream, Fubo or Hulu + Live TV.

If you want to catch all of the soccer action, keep reading to find out how to watch the NWSL Championship with and without a cable subscription, including for free.

How to Watch the 2023 NWSL Championship Without Cable

Since the match is being broadcast on CBS, the NWSL Championship can also be streamed on internet-based streaming cable services, some of which even offer free trials. If you act fast and sign up before Saturday, you can watch the NWSL Championship online for free. Keep reading below to find out how to watch CBS and stream the women’s soccer match online without traditional cable.

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DirecTV Stream

Packages from $64.99 per month

You can watch the NWSL Championship on CBS Sports Network on DirecTV Stream. All of the cable alternative’s packages offer the network, while it also includes more than 75 channels — such as AMC, Bravo, CNBC, Disney Channel and much more.

In addition, the streamer has a free trial available, which only lasts for five days, but that’s more than enough to catch the match. You can either cancel or keep the service after the free trial is over, with prices starting as low as $64.99 for the Entertainment package. Other plans offer over 105-150 channels, with prices ranging from $83.99 to $154.99 per month.

For a limited time, new subscribers can also earn up to a $400 Visa gift card; learn more here.

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Packages from $74.99 per month

Watch CBS and CBS Sports Network and more than 170 other news, entertainment and sports channels with a subscription to Fubo, which starts at $74.99 per month. You can record over 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more (including Monday, Thursday and Sunday night football) and watch later on your smartphone, tablet or TV.

Other plans include the Elite package (254 channels for $84.99 monthly) and the Ultimate tier that comes with 298 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $100 monthly. The online TV streaming service offers a five-day trial for new subscribers, so you can technically watch the Republican debate online for free during that period.

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Hulu + Live TV

Packages from $76.99

You can watch the NWSL Championship match on CBS and CBS Sports Network with a subscription to Hulu + Live TV. The streaming service has access to more than 90 channels — like BET, CNN, ESPN, Food Network and more — starting at $76.99 per month, and comes with Hulu’s entire streaming library as well as Disney+ and ESPN+.

The package lets subscribers watch originals from Marvel Studios, Lucasfilms (Star Wars), and Pixar Animation, as well as ESPN+ for original sports programming and live sports from NFL, MLB, Formula 1 and other sports leagues. It includes unlimited cloud DVR too.

Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t offer a free trial at this time.

best for Paramount Network Content


Packages from $5.99 per month

Paramount+ has a livestream of the 2023 NWSL Championship, and you can watch the match for free when you sign up for a seven-day free trial. Afterwards, you can either cancel the streaming service altogether or you can keep watching Paramount+ for $5.99 per month for the basic ad-supported Essetial plan. If you want to go ad-free, the Premium Plus package is $11.99 per month and includes Showtime. Save 16 percent on your Paramount+ subscription when you sign up for an annual package ($60 or $120 per year, respectively).

In addition to the NWSL Championship and National Women’s Soccer League, as a whole, Paramount+ includes sports livestreams from UEFA Champions League, AFC Champions League, Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol, Scottish Professional Football League and much more.

Subscriptions come with access to thousands of hours of movies and TV series, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, South Park: The Streaming Wars, the entire Star Trek franchise, Yellowstone prequel show 1883 and more.

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Paramount+ on Prime Video

$11.99 per month plus Prime or Prime Video subscription fees

Paramount+ is also available as an add-on channel on Amazon Prime Video. Prime members and new subscribers can get a free seven-day trial for Paramount+ on Prime Video ($8.99 per month for the standalone service); after that, it auto-renews at $11.99 per month in addition to the Prime or Prime Video membership fees.

Not a Prime member? Sign up for a 30-day free trial to take advantage of all that Amazon Prime has to offer, including access to Prime Video; fast same-, next-, or two-day free shipping; discounts at Whole Foods Market, access to exclusive shopping events — like Prime Day and Black Friday — and more.

How to Watch the 2023 NWSL Championship With Cable

The NWSL Championship match will be broadcast on CBS. You can watch through your cable TV provider, with an over-the-air digital antenna or on with your cable TV account login.

How to Watch the 2023 NWSL Championship Outside of the U.S.

Outside of the U.S.? You can still stream the NWSL Championship match with any of the above streaming services paired with ExpressVPN. It’s a virtual private network that lets you legally access U.S. web servers — even if you’re in another country — to stream on a smart TV, smartphone, tablet and laptop. Learn more about ExpressVPN here.

Where to Buy 2023 NWSL Championship Tickets Online

Want to catch all of the soccer action in person? Ahead, you’ll find tickets for the 2023 NWSL Championship match in Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego. Ticket prices vary, depending on where you’d like to sit in the stadium at Ticketmaster, VividSeats, SeatGeek and StubHub, as well as on

One of the best deals on NWSL tickets can be found at SeatGeek; use THR‘s exclusive promo code HOLLYWOOD10 to save $10 off eligible purchases of $250 and up. Click here for last-minute tickets to the NWSL Championship.

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