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

The 2023 NCAA tournament is nearing a close, which means it’s time for the College Cup to reconvene in Cary, NC for the competition’s final four teams to meet.

This year, four top-ten programs have all reached the summit of women’s college soccer, with a collection of star-studded squads ready to compete for a national title at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Defending champions and No. 1 ranked UCLA did not reach the College Cup, bounced way back in the first round by UC Irvine. Neither did perennial powerhouse North Carolina, who fell short in the quarterfinals.

Thus, the most prestigious remaining program is the 2021 title-winner Florida State, whose four national champions have all come in the last decade. They will take on fellow ACC foe Clemson, who the Seminoles defeated twice already this season, including in the ACC title game.

Meanwhile, two West Coast programs meet in the other semifinal as BYU, who were the ones to bounce UNC to reach this stage, take on another storied program in Stanford, who advanced through past Nebraska in the quarterfinals on a dramatic extra-time winner.

2023 NCAA women’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 women’s soccer semifinals kickoff?

The first match of the 2023 Women’s College Cup, Florida State vs. Clemson, kicks off at 6 p.m. local time in Cary, NC.

At the conclusion of that match, there will be 30 minutes between games, and then the BYU vs. Stanford match will kick off. Should FSU vs. Clemson finish in regular time, that would see BYU vs. Stanford kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET, but if the first match goes 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.

  FSU vs. Clemson BYU vs. Stanford
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 Women’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.

Florida State (20-0-1, 9-0-1 in ACC)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: 1st
  • Ranked wins: #9 TCU, #8 Clemson, #11 Notre Dame, #18 Pitt, #7 Clemson
  • Ranked draws: #1 UNC
  • ACC tournament result: Won final (2-1 vs. Clemson)
  • All Americans: M Onyi Echegini (1st Team), F Jordynn Dudley (1st Team), M Taylor Huff (2nd Team), F Jody Brown (2nd Team), GK Cristina Roque (3rd Team)

Stanford (19-0-4, 8-0-3 in Pac-12)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: 3rd
  • Ranked wins: #10 Duke, #12 Santa Clara, #24 Washington, #25 Colorado
  • Ranked draws: #13 Georgetown, #23 USC, #2 UCLA
  • P12 tournament result: N/A — No Pac-12 soccer tournament
  • All Americans: M Jasmine Aikey (1st Team), Elise Evans (3rd Team)

BYU (20-2-3, 7-0-3 in Big 12)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: 6th
  • Ranked wins: #21 St. Louis, #1 UCLA, #14 Texas, #22 USC, #20 Michigan State, #13 North Carolina
  • Ranked draws: #7 Texas Tech
  • Big 12 tournament result: Lost final (3-1 vs. Texas)
  • All Americans: D Laveni Vaka (1st Team), F Brecken Mozingo (1st Team), M Olivia Wade-Katoa (3rd Team)

Clemson (18-3-4, 7-2-1 in ACC)

  • United Soccer Coach’s Poll ranking: 7th
  • Ranked wins: #16 South Carolina, #10 Arkansas, #23 Duke, #18 Pitt, #25 Wake Forest, #9 Notre Dame, #5 Penn State
  • Ranked draws: None
  • ACC tournament result: Lost final (2-1 vs. Florida State)
  • All Americans: GK Halle Mackiewicz (2nd Team), D Makenna Morris (2nd Team)
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