How to watch NCAA men’s Soccer Championship semifinals: 2023 College Cup live stream, TV channel for final four

The 2023 NCAA men’s soccer national championship will play to a conclusion in Louisville, KY this weekend as four teams clash in the College Cup.

Left are a hodge-podge of in-form sides, as the top three teams in the country, as well as both of last year’s finalists, have been bounced from the competition at this stage.

Instead, No. 4 Notre Dame is the highest-ranked remaining team, alongside No. 5 West Virginia and ACC tournament champs Clemson. Rounding out the field is unranked Oregon State, who shocked No. 2 SMU and No. 7 UNC to book a trip to their first-ever College Cup.

One of those four sides will emerge with a national title in their clutches. Only four national titles have been won by these four teams combined, three of which by Clemson, who hoisted the trophy two years ago. The other was won by Notre Dame back in 2013, while neither West Virginia nor Oregon State have ever been crowned champions.

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2023 NCAA men’s soccer semifinals live stream, TV channel

  • TV channel: ESPNU
  • Streaming: Fubo, ESPN+, WatchESPN

The entirety of the 2023 NCAA men’s and women’s College Cup will be televised on ESPNU, with both the semifinals and finals broadcast live on the channel.

The matches can be streamed on ESPN+ or WatchESPN for those with valid login credentials, while ESPNU can also be found on Fubo.

What time does the 2023 NCAA men’s soccer semifinals kickoff?

The first match of the 2023 men’s College Cup, Clemson vs. West Virginia, kicks off at 6 p.m. local time in Louisville, KY.

At the conclusion of that match, there will be 30 minutes between games, and then the Notre Dame vs. Oregon State match will kick off. Should the first game finish within the 90 minutes of regulation, that would see the second match kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET, but should the first match extend to to extra time or penalties, it would delay kickoff of the second match accordingly.

Below is a table showing how each scheduled kickoff time translates across time zones in North America.

  Clemson vs WVU Notre Dame vs. Oregon St.
Eastern Time 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Central Time 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Mountain Time 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Pacific Time 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

What teams are in the 2023 NCAA men’s College Cup?

Reaching the College Cup represents the pinnacle of achievement in NCAA soccer, and this year four standout sides have progressed through to the final four.

Below is a look at each team in the tournament and how their season played out. Wins and draws against ranked opponents are determined by rankings at kickoff of each match.

Notre Dame (20-2-6, 6-0-2 in ACC)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: 4th
  • Ranked wins: #14 Duke, #20 Pitt
  • Ranked draws: #2 Indiana, #3 Wake Forest
  • ACC tournament result: L 4-3 to Louisville in quarterfinals
  • Leading scorers: Matthew Roou (10 goals, 3 assists), Eno Nto (10 goals, 1 assist)

West Virginia (17-2-4, 5-1-3 in Sun Belt)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: 5th
  • Ranked wins: #3 Portland, #1 Marshall
  • Ranked draws: #5 UCF
  • Sun Belt tournament result: L 3-2 to #1 Marshall in final
  • Leading scorer: Marcus Caldeira (12 goals, 2 assists)

Clemson (13-3-5, 4-2-2 in ACC)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: 14th
  • Ranked wins: #8 Duke, #21 Louisville, 
  • Ranked draws: #10 Syracuse, #5 Duke, #7 UNC
  • ACC tournament result: Won final vs. UNC on penalties after 1-1 draw
  • Leading scorer: Ousmane Sylla (12 goals, 10 assists)

Oregon State (11-5-5, 4-1-5 in Pac-12)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: Unranked
  • Ranked wins: #1 Stanford, #22 Washington, #13 Portland, #2 SMU
  • Ranked draws: None
  • Pac-12 tournament result: No Pac-12 tournament.
  • Leading scorer: Logan Farrington (15 goals, 7 assists)
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