Domestic fans of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will have access to live streams via nwslsoccer.com and the league’s web app for the next few weeks while issues with the go90 streaming service are worked out. The announcement was made late Thursday afternoon via Twitter. Lifetime Games of the Week will remain exclusive to Lifetime and the Lifetime site/app.
— NWSL (@NWSL) May 18, 2017
As part of a new media deal with A+E Networks which created NWSL Media as the league’s marketing arm, streaming rights were sold to Verizon to stream all non-Lifetime matches via the go90 app and go90.com. Each of the first five weeks has come with viewer issues culminating last Sunday when neither match ever made it onto the go90 stream. Those matches were eventually released to be made available to American fans via the league site. International fans were already able to access the matches that way.
— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson) May 15, 2017
The league has not commented directly on the reason for the issues. However the fact that the international feeds have mostly worked seems to be an indication that the difficulty lies in the distribution. The next match is Friday night when the Breakers host the Thorns at Jordan Field. It will be the first match of the season not played on a Saturday or Sunday.
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