Portland Thorns FC fans planning to watch the team’s 2013 National Women’s Soccer League championship match against first-seed Western NY Flash at 5 p.m. (Pacific) on Saturday at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, New York, have the option to watch the nationally televised match on FOX Sports 2 through their local cable provider [UPDATE: Game also available on FOX Soccer (see below)], online at FOXSoccer2Go.com or at one of the club’s Portland-area pub partner locations. Here's a quick primer on how to be a part of the big match.
Option 1: If you don’t have Comcast, DirecTV or DISH Network or cannot make it to one of the Thorns FC pub partners (listed below), the nationally televised playoff match will also be available online at FOXSoccer2Go.com. There is a free two-week trial offer through Sept. 15, so users who register can access the service at no cost during the trial period and watch Saturday's match.
Despite being a free trial, users will be required to enter their credit card information before accessing the service. A charge of $19.99 will appear on your statement; however, if you cancel your account before the end of the free trial, no charges will be incurred. You may cancel your account by visiting the “My Account” tab on the website upon finishing registration.
Option 2: Several Portland-area pub partner locations that subscribe to Comcast, DirecTV or DISH Network will be showing the Thorns FC championship match at 5 p.m. (Pacific).
A special, all-ages Thorns FC viewing party will be hosted by the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Ore., 97214). Fans can watch the game on the Bagdad Theater's large theater screen with the Rose City Riveters and Thorns broadcasters Angela Harrison and Ann Schatz. Those in attendance can also enter to win team-signed Thorns FC jerseys and other Thorns FC merchandise.
If you don’t make it to the Bagdad Theater for the viewing party, these other pub partner locations will be showing the match:
Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave., Portland)
Dublin Down Irish Pub (813 Main St., Vancouver, Wash.)
Macadam’s Bar & Grill (5833 SW Macadam Ave., Portland)
Mad Greek Deli (1740 E. Burnside, Portland)
McGillacuddy’s (11133 NE Halsey St., Portland
On Deck (910 NW 14th Ave., Portland)
Paddy’s (65 SW Yamhill St., Portland)
Kells Irish Pub (112 SW 2nd Ave Portland)
Option 3: Unavailable to Portland-area Comcast subscribers, FOX Sports 2 is carried on both DirecTV and DISH Network.
UPDATE: The NWSL has announced that the championship game will be available on FOX Soccer in addition to FOX Sports 2. FOX Soccer is offered locally by Comcast, DirecTV, and Dish Network. Check below for channel listings in Portland, OR. Check your local listings for more information.
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|Fox Sports 2||N/A||618||398||N/A|