How to watch Notre Dame vs Clemson in NCAA men’s soccer championship: 2023 College Cup final live stream, TV channel

It’ll be an all-ACC affair in Louisville, KY as No. 4 Notre Dame take on No. 14 Clemson in the 2023 NCAA national championship game.

The ACC has been the most dominant conference in the nation over the past few seasons, and now the league is guaranteed a third straight national title.

Clemson have turned a corner and ridden a dominant second half of the season, and will play for their fourth national title, including a second in three years after winning the 2021 championship. The Tigers dropped points against UCF, UNC Wilmington, Notre Dame, and Wake Forest through September, but since have gone 13 straight unbeaten, including their triumph in the ACC tournament.

Notre Dame, meanwhile, have proven one of the most talented teams in the country, with their only notable slip this season coming in the ACC tournament when they fell in the quarterfinals to Louisville. They can right that wrong with victory here, having conceded just one goal through four NCAA tournament games.

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2023 NCAA men’s soccer championship 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 final kickoff?

The final match of the 2023 men’s College Cup will kick off at 6 p.m. ET as Notre Dame and Clemson do battle in Louisville.

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

  Kickoff
Eastern Time 6 p.m.
Central Time 5 p.m.
Mountain Time 4 p.m.
Pacific Time 3 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 progressed through to the final four, while two remain in the national title game.

Clemson knocked off West Virginia in one national semifinal, while Notre Dame topped surprise contenders Oregon State in the other match.

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

2023 Finalists:

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)

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)

2023 Semifinalists:

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)

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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