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PORTLAND, Ore. – Major League Soccer today unveiled the full 34-game, 2016 regular-season schedule for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers kick off the 2016 season presented by Simplewith a nationally televised match against Columbus Crew SC on Sunday, March 6, at Providence Park. Portland plays two of its first three matches of the 2016 season at home, also playing host to Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 19.


Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, fans can purchase single-game tickets, starting at $20, for the first half of the season (through June 26) online at www.timbers.com or by calling (888) 736-6849. A special presale for Timbers annual members and members of the Timbers Annual Member Waiting List and corporate partners will take place on Monday, Feb. 22. Single-game tickets for the second half of the season will go on sale in June. Group opportunities for Timbers home matches are available by contacting the Timbers ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or ticketsales@timbers.com. Additional group information can be found at www.timbers.com/tickets.

In 2016, the Timbers will have at least 15 matches featured on national television, including four of the team’s first five matches. Along with the nationally televised home opener on March 6, Portland will feature in nationally televised road matches at San Jose (March 13), Orlando City SC (April 3) and the LA Galaxy (April 10). Nine Timbers home games will be broadcast nationally, including matches at Providence Park against New York City FC (May 15), the LA Galaxy (July 23), Sporting Kansas City (Aug. 7) and Cascadia Cup matches against Vancouver (May 22) and Seattle Sounders FC (July 17, Aug. 28).

The Timbers open play for the Cascadia Cup on May 7 against Vancouver at BC Place and also travel to face Whitecaps FC in the final match of the regular season on Oct. 23. In addition, Portland travels just once to face Sounders FC on Aug. 21 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

In conference play, the Timbers will play host to Real Salt Lake, San Jose and Seattle twice at Providence Park. Conversely, Portland will travel twice during the regular season to face Colorado, FC Dallas and Vancouver. Squaring off against Eastern Conference foes on the road, Portland will travel to face Orlando City SC (April 3), New England Revolution (April 27), Chicago Fire (May 28), New York Red Bulls (July 10) and D.C. United (Aug. 13). Fans can check the Timbers schedule page at a later date to see discounted flight options available through Alaska Airlines.

The Timbers play home matches on three different days of the week this season, including 14 weekend contests and nine Sunday home games. In addition to the Sunday home games, the Timbers play host to five Saturday and three Wednesday fixtures at Providence Park.

Portland closes out the 2016 regular season against Cascadia-rival Vancouver on Oct. 23 at BC Place in Vancouver. Portland’s regular-season home finale will take place on Oct. 16 against the Colorado Rapids at Providence Park.

The Timbers’ full television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2016 season presented by Simple will be announced at a later date.

Schedule Breakdown:
Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (3), Saturday (5), Sunday (9)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Monday (1), Wednesday (2), Saturday (7), Sunday (7)

Home Dates by Month:
March (2), April (2), May (3), June (2), July (3), August (2), September (2), October (1)

Road Dates by Month:
March (1), April (3), May (3), June (1), July (3), August (2), September (2), October (2)

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice at Home:
Real Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle

Western Conference Opponents Played Once at Home:
Colorado, FC Dallas, Houston, LA Galaxy, Sporting KC, Vancouver

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice Away:
Colorado, FC Dallas, Vancouver

Western Conference Opponents Played Once Away:
LA Galaxy, Houston, Real Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle, Sporting KC

Eastern Conference Opponents at Home:
Columbus, Montreal, New York City FC, Philadelphia, Toronto FC

Eastern Conference Opponents Away:
Chicago, D.C. United, New England, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC

2016 Portland Timbers Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)

<strong><u>Kickoff (Pacific)</u></strong>
<strong>Sunday, March 6</strong>
<strong>COLUMBUS CREW SC</strong>
<strong>1:30 p.m. </strong>
<p>Sunday, March 13</p>
<p>@San Jose Earthquakes</p>
<p>4 p.m.</p>
<p>FOX Sports 1</p>
<strong>Saturday, March 19</strong>
<strong>REAL SALT LAKE</strong>
<strong>7:30 p.m.</strong>
<p>Sunday, April 3</p>
<p>@Orlando City SC</p>
<p>5 p.m.</p>
<p>FOX Sports 1</p>
<p>Sunday, April 10</p>
<p>@LA Galaxy</p>
<p>6:30 p.m.</p>
<p>FOX Sports 1</p>
<strong>Wednesday, April 13</strong>
<strong>FC DALLAS</strong>
<strong>7:30 p.m.</strong>
<strong>Saturday, April 16</strong>
<strong>SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES</strong>
<strong>7:30 p.m. </strong>
<p>Wednesday, April 27</p>
<p>@New England</p>
<p>4:30 p.m.</p>
<strong>Sunday, May 1</strong>
<strong>TORONTO FC</strong>
<strong>12:30 p.m. </strong>
<p>Saturday, May 7</p>
<p>Wednesday, May 11</p>
<p>@FC Dallas</p>
<p>6 p.m.</p>
<strong>Sunday, May 15</strong>
<strong>NEW YORK CITY FC</strong>
<strong>4:30 p.m. </strong>
<strong>FOX Sports 1</strong>
<strong>Sunday, May 22</strong>
<strong>1:30 p.m. </strong>
<p>Saturday, May 28</p>
<p>@Chicago Fire</p>
<p>5:30 p.m.</p>
<strong>Wednesday, June 1</strong>
<strong>SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES </strong>
<strong>7:30 p.m. </strong>
<p>Saturday, June 18</p>
<p>@Real Salt Lake</p>
<p>7 p.m.</p>
<strong>Sunday, June 26</strong>
<strong>HOUSTON DYNAMO</strong>
<strong>3 p.m. </strong>
<p>Monday, July 4</p>
<p>@Colorado Rapids</p>
<p>6 p.m.</p>
<p>Sunday, July 10</p>
<p>@New York Red Bulls</p>
<p>3 p.m.</p>
<strong>Wednesday, July 13</strong>
<strong>MONTREAL IMPACT</strong>
<strong>7:30 p.m.</strong>
<strong>Sunday, July 17</strong>
<strong>SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC</strong>
<strong>12 noon</strong>
<strong>Saturday, July 23</strong>
<strong>LA GALAXY</strong>
<strong>12:30 p.m.</strong>
<p>Sunday, July 31</p>
<p>@Sporting Kansas City</p>
<p>11 a.m.</p>
<strong>Sunday, Aug. 7</strong>
<strong>SPORTING KANSAS CITY</strong>
<strong>1 p.m. </strong>
<p>Saturday, Aug. 13</p>
<p>@D.C. United</p>
<p>4 p.m.</p>
<p>Sunday, Aug. 21</p>
<p>@Seattle Sounders FC</p>
<p>6:30 p.m.</p>
<p>FOX Sports 1</p>
<strong>Sunday, Aug. 28</strong>
<strong>SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC</strong>
<strong>2 p.m.</strong>
<p>Saturday, Sept. 3</p>
<p>@FC Dallas</p>
<p>6 p.m.</p>
<strong>Saturday, Sept. 10</strong>
<strong>REAL SALT LAKE</strong>
<strong>7:30 p.m.</strong>
<strong>Saturday, Sept. 17</strong>
<strong>PHILADELPHIA UNION</strong>
<strong>3 p.m.</strong>
<p>Saturday, Sept. 24</p>
<p>@Houston Dynamo</p>
<p>Saturday, Oct. 1</p>
<p>@Colorado Rapids</p>
<p>6 p.m.</p>
<strong>Sunday, Oct. 16</strong>
<strong>COLORADO RAPIDS</strong>
<strong>4 p.m.</strong>
<p>Sunday, Oct. 23</p>
<p>1 p.m.</p>