WASHINGTON — Missing sports? Well, you're in luck! American professional sports teams are starting back up play.
A lot is still uncertain about how sports will continue during this pandemic, but WUSA9 has where you can watch your favorite DC sports teams in the coming months.
The Washington Wizards, Nationals, Mystics, Capitals and DC United are all playing within the next month. The NWSL Washington Spirit has already started back its return to play over the last few weeks.
Here is a look at where you can catch matches and games for your DC teams!
The Washington Nationals released the final schedule for the 2021 season Thursday, with a full 162-game season starting in April.
The new season begins April 1, 2021, with a home game against the New York Mets and ends October 2 with a home game against the Boston Red Sox.
The 2021 season plans on a full 162 games, with the team's first road trip to Los Angeles for a three-game weekend series against the Dodgers, April 9-11, and then to St. Louis to face the Cardinals April 12-14.
There will be 14 weekend series during next season, with Washington hosting 13 homestands.
The 16th season for the franchise will be a shortened 60-game regular season, with the Nats playing each National League East team 10 times; the other 20 games will be against American League East opponents.
- 6 games against Baltimore Orioles
- 3 games against Boston Red Sox
- 3 games against New York Yankees
- 4 games against Tampa Bay Rays
- 4 games against Toronto Blue Jays
Here is where you can catch the games on TV, so far:
- 7/23 Washington Nationals vs NY Yankees Broadcast: ESPN Time: 7:08 p.m.
- 7/25 Washington Nationals vs NY Yankees Broadcast: FOX Time: 7:15 p.m.
- 7/26 Washington Nationals vs NY Yankees Broadcast: TBS Time: 1:05 p.m.
- 7/27 Washington Nationals vs Blue Jays Broadcast: MASN Time: 6:05 p.m.
- 7/28 Washington Nationals vs Blue Jays Broadcast: MASN Time: 4:05 p.m.
- 7/29 Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals Broadcast: MASN Time: 2 6:37 p.m.
- 7/30 Bue Jays vs Washington Nationals Broadcast: MASN Time: 6:37 p.m.
- 7/31 Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Broadcast: MASN Time: 7:10 p.m.
The NBA is will play its games at the Disney sports complex in Orlando, and the Washington Wizards will look to capitalize after being one of the last teams to be invited to the NBA "Bubble."
- 7/31 Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards – Broadcast: FSAZ and Time: 4 p.m.
- 8/2 Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets – Broadcast: YES Time: 2 p.m.
- 8/3 Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards – Broadcast: TBD Time: 4p.m.
- 8/5 Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards – Broadcast: NBATV Time: 4 p.m.
- 8/7 Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans – Broadcast: FSNO Time: 8 p.m.
- 8/9 Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder – Broadcast: FSOK Time: 12:30 p.m.
- 8/11 Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards – Broadcast: TBD Time: 9 p.m.
- 8/13 Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics – Broadcast: NBSB Time: TBD
NBC and NBC Sports have the regular season broadcasting rights for the National Hockey League (NHL) so games will be on their channels most likely. The NHL has not released more about what days these games will be played. But in a recent news release, the NHL did layout when games will be played when the league returns to play.
Toronto and Edmonton will be the two cities where the NHL will play, with the Capitals playing its games in Toronto, since its in the Eastern Conference.
The start times for the Qualifiers in Toronto will be noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (ET). The start times for the Qualifiers in Edmonton will be 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET), which could change by up to 30 minutes.
- 8/3 Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning -- Broadcasting and Time: TBD
- 8/6 Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – Broadcast and Time: TBD
- 8/8 Washington Capitals Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals – Broadcast and Time: TBD
The Mystics will play a 22-game season from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, as part of its WNBA 2020 Tip-Off presented by AT&T. Below is a look at the games they have slated.
You can check out the team's schedule and where their games are being broadcasted by clicking here.
The Washington Spirit have a variety of games that will air through the rest of July. Their matches can be caught on the CBS Sports Network, which is working with the National Woman’s Soccer League NWSL) to broadcast the games.
Learn more about the NWSL and where you can watch Washington Spirit games here.
DC United was eliminated from the MLS's tournament after its loss in pool play to Montreal on July 22, 2020.
The DC United were supposed to play on Sunday, July 12, against Toronto FC at Audi Stadium. But due to testing protocols that Major League Soccer (MLS) put in place, the teams were able to go ahead with the match on Monday.
- 7/13 DC United Vs Toronto FC Broadcast: ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/TSN Time: 9 a.m.
- 7/16 DC United vs New England Revolution Broadcast: FS1/TUDN/TSN/TVA Sports Time: 8 p.m.
- 7/21 Montreal Impact vs DC United Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN3 (Spanish)/TSN Time: 10:30 p.m.