National Women's Soccer League

2016 NWSL Championship to kick off at 5 p.m. ET at BBVA Compass Stadium

The Houston Dash and National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced that the NWSL Championship will kick off at 5 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Oct. 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

The 2016 NWSL Championship will be the fourth edition of the league’s title game, the first time a professional women’s soccer league in the U.S. has reached that milestone. With the race to reach the 2016 NWSL Playoffs heating up this weekend, clubs are battling to be one of the top four teams in the league table that will qualify for the postseason.

Week 17 begins Christine Nairn and the Washington Spirit look to book their place in the NWSL Playoffs for the third consecutive season when they host Lynn Williams and the Western New York Flash at 7 p.m. ET at Maryland Soccer Plex.

Sarah Hagen and the Orlando Pride look for a four-game sweep of the season series when they go on the road against Kealia Ohai and the Houston Dash on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET at BBVA Compass Stadium.

On Sunday, Becky Sauerbrunn and FC Kansas City come into Week 17 hoping to stave off elimination from the NWSL Playoffs for the first time in club history as they host Samantha Kerr and Sky Blue FC at 6 p.m. ET at Swope Soccer Village.

Allie Long and Portland Thorns FC aim to put an end to their recent skid on Sunday when they host the Boston Breakers at 7 p.m. ET at Providence Park.

The week closes with Christen Press and the Chicago Red Stars seek to close in on a playoff spot when they welcome Megan Rapinoe and Seattle Reign FC to town Sunday night at 7 p.m. ET at Toyota Park.

Great seats still remain with limited premium inventory and fans interested in tickets can visit NWSLChampionship.com or call the BBVA Compass Stadium box office for additional information.

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