Chicago Red Stars vs. North Carolina Courage: Where to Watch, Live Stream and Odds for NWSL TV Game

Two weeks on from lifting the World Cup, the stars of the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) are back in league action this weekend.

League leaders North Carolina Courage will welcome back Abby Dahlkemper, Crystal Dunn, Sam Mewis and Jessica McDonald on Sunday, when they travel to Illinois to face the Chicago Red Stars.

The hosts will also have a quartet of USWNT players back available, with Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Tierna Davidson and Morgan Brian set to go back into the starting line-up.

The Red Stars are looking to force their way into the playoff picture after a roller-coaster season, while the Courage is looking to strengthen its lead at the top of the table.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's clash.

Jessica McDonald, USWNT
Jessica McDonald of USA thanks the fans during award ceremony of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between USWNT and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 7 in Lyon, France. McDonald could be back in action this weekend for the North Carolina Courage. Zhizhao Wu//Getty

When and where is the game?

The Red Stars' home ground, SeatGeek Stadium, hosts the game on Sunday with kick-off scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.

The fixture is the first of a two-game road stand for the Courage.

TV info

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. It is the second game televised live by the broadcaster as part of its new deal with the NWSL.

Live stream

Coverage will be available via ESPN digital platforms and on the NWSL official website for those streaming it from abroad.

Recent form

The Red Stars won 1-0 against the Dash in Houston last weekend, picking up a second consecutive road win. Unfortunately for them, however, their away form hasn't been matched at home, where the Red Stars have lost their last three games, scoring just once in the process.

While the lack of consistency has been a major issue for Chicago, the Red Stars are only one point adrift of the final playoff berth.

The Courage has had no such issues. The defending champions are top of the table and have won four of their last five games, including the last two straight.

On Sunday, North Carolina beat Reign FC 2-0 on home turf courtesy of goals from Lynn Williams and Brazilian star Debinha to overtake their opponent at the top of the league.

The Courage has both the best offense and best defense in the league and few would bet against Paul Riley's team to win a third NWSL shield in a row.


According to Oddsportal, the Courage is a 26/25 (+104 in moneyline terms) favorite, while the draw is at 58/25 and the Red Stars are a 217/100 outsider.