STAMFORD, Conn. – Attention Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis fans:

You can watch these U.S. women’s national team standout midfielders play for Manchester City Saturday.

ManCity will meet Aston Villa in NBC Sports’ opening game of the FA Women’s Super League in England, which will be available on the NBC Sports app and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

The two women were instrumental in helping the USWNT capture the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

Lavelle scored the final goal in the U.S. team’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the final and won the Bronze Ball. Mewis played in six of the team’s seven matches in France.

NBC Sports and Atalanta Media will start season-long partnership to present the FA Women’s Super League. The networks will present 50 league matches between September and May across NBC Sports platforms, including at least 12 matches on NBCSN.

“We’re excited to partner with Atalanta Media to bring this world-class Women’s Super League competition to U.S. television for the first time,” Jon Miller, president, Programming, NBC Sports & NBC Sports Network, said in a statement.

Jonathan Pearce will call Sunday’s Manchester United-Chelsea match, joined by analyst and former England international Sue Smith. The match will be shown live at 9:30 a.m. ET on the NBC Sports app and

The FA Women’s Super League is the top level of women’s professional football in England, featuring 12 clubs plus a relegation system with the 11-team FA Women’s Championship. Chelsea won last season’s title for the third time, while Aston Villa secured the FA Women’s Championship to earn promotion for this season.


Schedule for this week across NBC Sports (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Match Platform
Sat., Sept. 5 9:30 a.m. Aston Villa v. Manchester City NBC Sports app/ (LIVE)
Sun., Sept. 6 7:30 a.m. Arsenal v. Reading NBC Sports app/ (LIVE)
Sun., Sept. 6 9:30 a.m. Manchester United v. Chelsea NBC Sports app/ (LIVE)
Sun., Sept. 6 Noon Manchester United v. Chelsea NBCSN

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at