PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today unveiled their complete broadcast schedule for the 2020 Major League Soccer season.
Including 13 nationally televised matches, all 34 of the Timbers’ regular-season matches will be broadcast live both on television and radio for a 10th consecutive season in 2020. Once again this season, play-by-play announcer Jake Zivin, color analyst Ross Smith and on-field analyst Nat Borchers will call the action on the television broadcast. The club’s broadcast partners FOX 12 and ROOT SPORTS will air the club’s regional television broadcasts, as they have each season since the Timbers’ inaugural MLS campaign in 2011.
In 2020, FOX 12 will serve as the primary broadcast network with 14 matches on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX). KFBI in Medford and KEVU in Eugene will continue to televise all games also airing on FOX 12 PLUS. ROOT SPORTS will deliver seven matches across the Northwest region to cable and satellite homes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Additionally, ROOT SPORTS also will re-air completed Timbers matches throughout the season.
FOX 12, Home of the Timbers, will take an immersive approach to producing a regular series of Timbers Insider content. In the days leading up to each match, fans will see these exclusive features aired across a variety of FOX 12’s highly rated newscasts. These segments will collectively replace the former program, “Timbers in 30.” FOX 12 Timbers Insider content will also be viewable at timbers.com.
Portland’s 13 games on national television include broadcasts on ABC, ESPN and FS1.
On the radio side, 750 The Game (KXTG) will serve as the team’s flagship station once again in 2020. Play-by-play announcer Keith Bleyer returns for his ninth season as part of the Timbers broadcast team along with Joe Sleven, who played collegiate soccer at the University of Portland, in his third season on KXTG. Fletcher Johnson returns for his 10th season as host of the pregame, halftime and postgame radio shows.
In addition to match broadcasts, 750 The Game, which has served as a flagship station of the club for each of its first nine MLS seasons, airs the Timbers’ weekly program, “Talk Timbers,” each Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. (Pacific). “Talk Timbers” features interviews with coaches, players and club representatives and covers both Timbers and MLS news.
2020 Portland Timbers Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)
|Sunday March 1||MINNESOTA UNITED FC||4:30pm||FS1|
|Sunday, March 8||NASHVILLE SC||4pm||ESPN|
|Sunday, March 15||@New England Revolution||10:30am||ROOT SPORTS|
|Sunday, March 22||@Los Angeles FC||6pm||FS1|
|Saturday, March 28||PHILADELPHIA UNION||7:30pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, April 4||@Houston Dynamo||3pm||ROOT SPORTS|
|Saturday, April 11||FC DALLAS||7:30pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Sunday, April 19||@Atlanta United FC||3:30pm||FS1|
|Saturday, April 25||VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC||7pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, May 2||LA GALAXY||12:30pm||ABC|
|Saturday, May 9||@Real Salt Lake||6pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Sunday, May 17||SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC||2pm||FS1|
|Saturday, May 23||@Minnesota United FC||5pm||ROOT SPORTS|
|Wednesday, May 27||@Chicago Fire FC||5pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, May 30||@Orlando City SC||4:30pm||ROOTSPORTS|
|Saturday, June 13||SPORTING KANSAS CITY||2pm||ESPN|
|Wednesday, June 17||COLORADO RAPIDS||7:30pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Sunday, June 21||@New York Red Bulls||2pm||FS1|
|Sunday, June 28||@Sporting Kansas City||3:30pm||FS1|
|Wednesday, July 1||COLUMBUS CREW SC||7:30pm||ROOT SPORTS|
|Sunday, July 5||@Nashville FC||4pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, July 11||@Colorado Rapids||6pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, July 18||SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES||7:30pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, July 25||Houston Dynamo||7:30pm||ROOT SPORTS|
|Sunday, Aug. 2||@LA Galaxy||7pm||FS1|
|Saturday, Aug. 8||FC CINCINNATI||7:30pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Sunday, Aug. 16||INTER MIAMI CF||6pm||FS1|
|Saturday, Aug. 22||@Seattle Sounders FC||1pm||ESPN|
|Sunday, Aug. 30||LOS ANGELES FC||6pm||FS1|
|Saturday, Sept. 5||@FC Dallas||5:30pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, Sept. 12||@San Jose Earthquakes||7pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, Sept. 19||TORONTO FC||6pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Saturday, Sept. 26||REAL SALT LAKE||7:30pm||FOX 12 PLUS|
|Sunday, Oct. 4||@Vancouver Whitecaps FC||1:30pm||ROOT SPORTS|
All games Pacific Time