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Portland Thorns FC playoff semifinal match against FC Kansas City to be broadcast on FOX Sports 2

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Women's Soccer League and FOX Sports Media Group announced today that the 2013 NWSL Playoffs are set to be carried live on FOX Sports 2, starting with the semifinals on Saturday, August 24.

Portland Thorns FC, the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, are set to face off against second-seeded FC Kansas City in a nationally televised NWSL playoffs semifinal match at Verizon Wireless Field at Shawnee Mission District Stadium on Saturday; kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. (Pacific).

The match marks the fifth time this season that Thorns FC and FC Kansas City will square off, after playing four times during the regular season. It is the second nationally televised match between the two clubs.