Utah Royals vs. North Carolina Courage: Where to Watch, Live Stream and Odds for NWSL TV Game

The Utah Royals host the North Carolina Courage on Saturday hoping to end a four-game winless streak that is threatening to derail their hopes of reaching the playoffs.

It has been over a month since the Royals last won a game, dating back all the way to June 16 when they beat Sky Blue FC 1-0 on home turf. Last week, Utah only partly halted a slide down the table with a 2-2 draw at home against the Portland Thorns, courtesy of a last-minute goal from Rachel Corsie.

While a win continues to prove elusive, there were positives to take from the performance—and not just because the Royals managed to salvage a draw against the league leaders.

Laura Harvey welcomed back U.S. Women's National Team stars Christen Press, Kelley O'Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn.

The former marked her return with a fine goal to draw her team level after Christine Sinclair's opener.

Like their opponents on Saturday, the Courage also welcomed a host of USWNT stars last weekend but that did not prevent its three-game winning run from coming to an abrupt end away against to the Chicago Red Stars.

The defeat left the defending champions four points adrift of the league leaders and with a two-point buffer on the Red Stars, who are currently the first team outside the playoff zone.

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

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Forward Christen Press #23 celebrates scoring the 1-1 for Utah Royals FC with her teammate Kelley O'Hara #5 during the NWSL game between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 19 in Sandy, Utah. Daniela Porcelli/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Royals host the Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Saturday July 27, with kick-off scheduled for 8 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET).

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

TV info

The game will be broadcast live on ESPNEWS.

Live stream

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

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The Royals are without a win in four games and needed a last-minute goal from Rachel Corsie to avoid a third consecutive defeat last week. Corsie's goal secured a 2-2 draw against league leaders Portland Thorns and kept the Royals in sixth place, two points adrift of the playoffs.

The Courage, meanwhile, saw a three-game winning streak come to an end in Chicago, where it lost 2-1 to the Red Stars. Lynn Williams gave North Carolina a first-half lead, before goals from Vanessa DiBernardo and Samantha Kerr won the game for the hosts.

Coupled with Portland's win in Utah, the defeat left the Courage four points adrift of the Thorns in second place and with a two-point buffer over fifth-placed Reign FC, who would currently be the first team to miss out on the postseason.


According to Oddsportal, the Courage is a 93/100 favorite, while Utah is a 53/20 outsider and the draw is at 61/25.