USL Super League onboards Peacock as official streaming platform for the inaugural season

Fans in the US will be able to watch all 115 regular season and playoff games of the newly formed USL Super League on Peacock starting on August 17–18.

The United Soccer League (USL) Super League, a first-division women’s soccer league, has onboarded Peacock, the American over-the-top video streaming service, as its official streaming platform for its inaugural season.

Fans in the US will be able to watch all 115 regular season and playoff games of the newly formed league on Peacock starting on August 17–18.

As the newest Division One competitive women’s football league in the US, the USL Super League has been approved by US Soccer. It will begin play with eight clubs, each of which has 14 games every season, from August to December, as part of the autumn schedule. The league will adjourn for the winter season after this first phase.

Amanda Vandervort, President of the USL Super League, commented, “We are thrilled to partner with NBCUniversal and Peacock to provide a world-class viewing experience for USL Super League fans across the country. NBC Sports and Peacock have raised the bar for soccer coverage in the United States, and their commitment to the USL Super League is a testament to what we are building. It affirms the Super League’s integral role in elevating women’s soccer and bringing more opportunities for players, coaches, and fans in the women’s game.

“Our matches will be easily accessible for fans in one place, and we look forward to working with Peacock to build the Super League into a global leader both on and off the field, while also partnering with NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine Play to reach millions of young athletes and their families.”

The multi-year agreement is part of a broader cooperation with NBCUniversal, which will also leverage NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine Play streaming service and digital goods for other USL leagues and assets.

As previously stated, the USL Super League media rights arrangement is part of a broader partnership between the USL and NBCUniversal. The agreement began in 2021, when the USL chose NBC Sports Next to build a new digital network for the league and clubs.

The extended relationship comprises SportsEngine Play, NBC Sports Next’s first streaming platform for young and amateur sports, along with becoming the official home of the USL League Two and USL W League, the men’s and women’s pre-professional competitions.

With SportsEngine serving as the official technology partner of the USL, all USL Academy and USL Youth clubs—of which there are over 600 teams and over 9,000 players in USL Youth—have access to the league’s team and tournament administration technology.

NBCUniversal platforms will broadcast more than 1,000 live or on-demand USL Super League, USL League Two, and USL W League matches a year.

With coverage of Olympic football, the Premier League, and Telemundo‘s historic Spanish-language FIFA World Cup broadcasts, Peacock has emerged as a major hub for American football enthusiasts since 2020.

Will McIntosh, President at NBC Sports Next, said, “We’re extremely proud to be expanding our relationship with the USL, which focuses not only on reaching their passionate and supportive fans but also creating more access to great soccer competition for new audiences who love to play and watch the game, especially young people and their families. The USL will be a great complement to an already robust live sports offering on Peacock and SportsEngine Play, not to mention the training and development content included as part of a SportsEngine Play subscription.”

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