CBS Sports to Provide Extensive Multiplatform Coverage of 2022 NWSL Draft and Expansion Draft Presented by Ally

Drafts to Take Place Live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports HQ, the CBS Sports HQ Twitch Channel, and CBS Sports HQ and NWSL YouTube Channels


CBS Sports will provide extensive live multiplatform coverage of the 2022 NWSL Draft Presented by Ally and the 2022 NWSL Expansion Draft Presented by Ally.

The NWSL Expansion Draft Presented by Ally will take place on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 7-9 PM, ET. The entire draft will air on CBS Sports Network and stream live on Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ, the free 24/7 streaming sports news network. Additionally, the draft will stream live on the CBS Sports HQ Twitch channel and on the CBS Sports HQ and NWSL YouTube channels.

The NWSL Draft Presented by Ally kicks off at 2 PM, ET on Saturday, Dec. 18. The full event will stream live on Paramount+, the CBS Sports HQ Twitch channel and on the CBS Sports HQ and NWSL YouTube channels. CBS Sports HQ will also stream the draft from 2-4 PM, ET.

CBS Sports HQ anchor Poppy Miller will be joined by analysts Aly Wagner and Lori Lindsey, reporter Marisa Pilla and draft expert Jen Cooper from the CBS Sports HQ studios in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to provide discussion and analysis for both events.

CBS Sports Digital will deliver additional editorial coverage across social channels,, the CBS Sports app, and Attacking Third – CBS Sports’ soccer podcast hosted by Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman. Attacking Third will feature preview episodes and live recaps with Pilla and Lindsey as guest analysts. Follow @AttackingThird on Twitter.

Click here for information on the format and order of the drafts.


Paramount+, a leading destination for U.S. soccer fans, features more than 2,000 live matches each year. The extensive portfolio of soccer properties includes NWSL; Barclays FA Women’s Super League; UEFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying competition; The Women’s Cup; Concacaf national team competitions including Women’s World Cup Qualifiers and Women’s Nations League; and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, among others.

CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to

CBS Sports HQ is a 24/7 streaming sports network that offers news, highlights and analysis, easily accessible for free on connected devices. The digital network, which allows sports fans to watch full-day, live, anchored coverage featuring game breakdowns and the day’s top sports storylines, is part of CBS Sports Digital. CBS Sports HQ launched in February 2018 and is currently available on; the CBS Sports app for key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku; the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android; CBSN; the Paramount+ subscription service; Pluto TV; and Amazon’s news app on Fire TV, Fire Tablet and Alexa devices. Follow CBS Sports HQ on Twitter.



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