NWSL Preseason Match to Be Streamed Live From Coachella Valley Invitational on Women’s Sports Network

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, announced today that the Women’s Sports Network will be the exclusive live broadcast partner for the NWSL match between San Diego Wave FC and Portland Thorns FC at the 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. The match is scheduled for 11:00AM PT on Saturday, February 24.

“We are thrilled to partner with AEG on the Coachella Valley Invitational match between last season’s NWSL Shield-winning San Diego Wave and the 2022 NWSL Champion Portland Thorns,” said Raquel Braun, Chief Business Officer of the Women’s Sports Network. “AEG has built a phenomenal event in the desert, which serves as the perfect backdrop for the Women’s Sports Network’s first, live match featuring NWSL clubs.”

“Women’s Sports Network is a perfect partner for our first NWSL match ever to be aired live from the Coachella Valley Invitational,” said Kara Korber, Senior Director of Business Development for AEG. “The platform has shown impressive growth since its launch in 2022 and will help our event reach a much wider audience.”

Women’s Sports Network, the home of women’s sports, is the #1 women’s sports brand on connected television (CTV) and tier 1 streaming platforms, in addition to being #1 in monthly views on YouTube, making it the premier media brand in women’s sports after only its first year. With a roster of over 17 WSN league partners including the LPGA, NWSL, PWHL, USGA, Big East Conference, US Ski & Snowboard Association, and World Surf League, WSN is currently seen in over 100 million homes with distribution on Roku, Tubi, Amazon Freevee, Sling, Vizio WatchFree+, LG Channels on LG Smart TVs, Fubo, Plex, and XumoPlay. Launched by FAST Studios in 2022, Women's Sports Network is the only destination where fans can see live games, news and exceptional stories across every women’s sport – finally leveling the playing field for female athletes. For more information visit: https://womenssports.com.

"The Coachella Valley Invitational is an amazing tournament that allows us to play the top talent and prepare for the upcoming season," said San Diego Wave FC Head Coach Casey Stoney. "To be able to broadcast the match on Saturday on Women's Sports Network allows our fans to watch the Wave and see some exciting new talent we have brought in this offseason."

From Portland Thorns Head Coach Mike Norris: “We are excited to be participating in this Invitational, being able to get competitive minutes in preseason is critical to what we are building towards for the regular season. Having already seen some of the competition here in the valley, we are looking forward to putting the Thorns brand on the pitch at the Coachella Valley Invitational as the next step in our preseason development.”

The 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational features four NWSL clubs Angel City FC, Bay FC, San Diego Wave FC, and Portland Thorns FC. Men’s clubs include MLS clubs Austin FC, LA Galaxy, LAFC, Chicago Fire FC, Charlotte FC, Minnesota United FC, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Portland Timbers, Minnesota United FC, San Jose Earthquakes and St. Louis CITY SC; one USL Championship club Phoenix Rising FC and four NWSL clubs Angel City FC, Bay FC, San Diego Wave FC, and Portland Thorns FC.

For more information visit CoachellaValleyInvitational.com and follow @coachellavalleyinvitational on Instagram.

Click HERE for Coachella Valley Invitational assets, including Empire Polo Club imagery, CVI logos and team logos.

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Source: AEG