ESPN networks to broadcast three Thorns FC matches in 2014

Thorns to appear on ESPN this summer, home match against Houston on Aug. 3 moved to 7pm PT

Thorns huddle, Thorns vs. Reign, 5.10.14

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Women’s Soccer League and ESPN announced today a one-year agreement to broadcast nine NWSL matches this season, including three Portland Thorns FC home games at Providence Park. In addition to airing six regular-season matches beginning July 20 as Portland plays host to the Boston Breakers, ESPN2 will broadcast all three NWSL playoff contests, including the semifinals on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, as well as the championship game on Aug. 31.

Thorns FC’s home match on Sunday, Aug. 3, against NWSL expansion side Houston Dash, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. (Pacific).

Kicking off ESPN’s slate of regular-season matches, Thorns FC play host to the Boston Breakers on Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. (Pacific) at Providence Park. The match will be carried live on ESPN2. Closing out the network’s regular-season broadcast schedule, Portland plays host to Pacific Northwest-rival Seattle Reign FC in the regular-season home finale at Providence Park on Sunday, Aug. 17, on ESPN3; kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (Pacific).

Additionally, Portland's match on Aug. 17 against Seattle Reign FC will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet Northwest.

Access to live programming on the ESPN3 channel of WatchESPN.com is available at no additional cost to fans with subscriptions to participating high-speed internet service providers.

2014 NWSL National Television Schedule

     

Date

Home Team

Away Team

Time (PT)

TV

Sun., July 20, 2014

Portland Thorns FC

Boston Breakers

2 p.m.

ESPN2

Wed., July 30, 2014

Houston Dash

Seattle Reign FC

6 p.m.

ESPN3

Sun., Aug. 3, 2014

Portland Thorns FC

Houston Dash

7 p.m.

ESPN2

Sat., Aug. 9, 2014

Houston Dash

Sky Blue FC

6 p.m.

ESPN3

Wed., Aug. 13, 2014

Western New York Flash

Sky Blue FC

4 p.m.

ESPN2

Sun., Aug. 17, 2014

Portland Thorns FC

Seattle Reign FC

2 p.m.

ESPN3

Sat., Aug. 23, 2014

Semifinal

 

10 a.m.

ESPN2

Sun., Aug. 24, 2014

Semifinal

 

12/8 p.m.

ESPN2

Sun., Aug. 31, 2014

Championship

 

12 p.m.

ESPN2