FSN to deliver seven Timbers games in 2009

PORTLAND, Ore. - FSN and the Portland Timbers today announced the team’s television schedule for the 2009 season, which includes a package of seven Timbers soccer games televised throughout FSN’s five-state territory. The Timbers will officially kick off this year’s FSN schedule when they play host to the Carolina RailHawks on April 30 at 7 p.m.

The seven-game schedule continues a multi-year agreement announced in 2008 between FSN and PGE Park to broadcast Timbers games exclusively throughout the Northwest. This season marks the second consecutive season that Timbers fans can look forward to watching their team on FSN. Highlights of this year’s television schedule include matchups against the Montreal Impact on June 4, a visit from the Puerto Rico Islanders on July 23 and a battle against the Cleveland City Stars on September 13, all available live on FSN.

2009 Portland Timbers on FSN (all games originating from PGE Park)
April 30 – vs. Carolina (7 p.m.)
June 4 – vs. Montreal (7 p.m.)
June 28 – vs. Montreal (5 p.m.)
July 23 – vs. Puerto Rico (7 p.m.)
Aug. 22 – vs. Miami FC (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 13 – vs. Cleveland (5 p.m.)
Sept. 17 – vs. Cleveland (7:30 p.m.)

About FSN Northwest
FSN Northwest is the cable home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Storm, Portland Beavers, Portland Timbers, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon State Beavers and Gonzaga Bulldogs. The region reaches more than 3.4 million cable homes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. FSN Northwest is a member of the Liberty Sports Group, which also includes the regional sports networks FSN Pittsburgh and FSN Rocky Mountain. The three networks combined reach more than 8.5 million viewers across 17 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 23 professional and collegiate teams. Liberty Sports Group is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Entertainment Group (Nasdaq: LMDIA). For more information, please visit www.libertysportsgroup.com.