2019 MLS Schedule, 1.7.19

PORTLAND, Ore. – Major League Soccer today unveiled the full 34-game, 2019 regular-season schedule for the Portland Timbers. After an extended 12-game road swing to begin the season due to the expansion of Providence Park, Portland will return to play its home opener, presented by Providence Health & Services, on June 1 against Los Angeles FC and will conclude its regular season with 11 of its last 12 matches at Providence Park.



The club’s extended road schedule to begin the season is due to completion work on a multiphase, $75 million stadium-expansion project that will add approximately 4,000 new seats to the east side of Providence Park and a host of amenities and improvements throughout the stadium.

Portland Timbers announce schedule for 2019 season -

Beginning Aug. 10 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Timbers will open a 10-game homestand as part of playing 11 of their last 12 games to conclude the season at Providence Park. During that stretch, Portland will play host to Atlanta United FC in a rematch of the 2018 MLS Cup final on Aug. 18 and square off against Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders FC at Providence Park on Aug. 23. 


In 2019, the Timbers will have more than a dozen matches featured on national television, including matches at Providence Park against LAFC (June 1), LA Galaxy (July 27), Atlanta (Aug. 18) and Seattle (Aug. 23). 


The Timbers open Cascadia Cup play on May 10 on the road against Vancouver Whitecaps FC and travel to square off against Sounders FC in a nationally televised match on July 21.


During the 2019 MLS regular season, each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season, with one game at home and one game away. All teams will face each non-conference opponent once.


Portland will face six Eastern Conference opponents at Providence Park this season. The Timbers will play host to Eastern Conference teams Orlando City SC (July 18), Chicago Fire (Aug. 14), Atlanta United FC (Aug. 18), D.C. United (Sept. 15), New York Red Bulls (Sept. 18) and New England Revolution (Sept. 25). Squaring off against Eastern Conference foes on the road, Portland will travel to face the expansion side FC Cincinnati (March 17), Columbus Crew SC (April 20), Toronto FC (April 27), Philadelphia Union (May 25), Montreal Impact (June 26) and New York City FC (July 7). Fans can check the Timbers schedule page to see flight options available through Alaska Airlines.


The Timbers play home matches on five different days of the week this season, including 13 weekend contests. In addition to five Sunday home games, the Timbers play host to seven Saturday and three Wednesday fixtures at Providence Park. 


Information regarding single-game tickets will be available at a later date. Group tickets go on sale beginning Jan. 15 and are available by calling (503) 553-5555. Additional group information can be found at www.timbers.com/tickets.


The full television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2019 season will be announced at a later date. 

Schedule Breakdown:
Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (3), Thursday (1), Friday (1), Saturday (7), Sunday (5)

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

Home Dates by Month:
March (0), April (0), May (0), June (3), July (3), August (5), September (5), October (1)

Road Dates by Month:
March (4), April (4), May (4), June (1), July (2), August (1), September (1), October (0)

Eastern Conference Opponents at Home: 
Atlanta United FC, Chicago Fire, D.C. United, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC

Eastern Conference Opponents Away: 
Columbus Crew SC, FC Cincinnati, Montreal Impact, New York City FC, Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC

2019 Portland Timbers Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)
All matches are Pacific time

<strong><u>Date</u></strong>
<strong><u>Opponent</u></strong>
<strong><u>Kickoff</u></strong>
<strong><u>Television</u></strong>
Saturday, Mar. 2
@Colorado Rapids
3pm
Sunday, Mar. 10
@Los Angeles FC
4:30pm
FS1
Sunday, Mar. 17
@FC Cincinnati
2pm
FS1
Sunday, Mar. 31
@LA Galaxy
6pm
ESPN2
Saturday, Apr. 6
@San Jose Earthquakes
5pm
Saturday, Apr. 13
@FC Dallas
5pm
Saturday, Apr. 20
@Columbus Crew SC
4:30pm
Saturday, Apr. 27
@Toronto FC
12 noon
Saturday, May 4
@Real Salt Lake
6pm
Friday, May 10
@Vancouver Whitecaps FC
7pm
Wednesday, May 15
@Houston Dynamo
5:30pm
Saturday, May 25
@Philadelphia Union
4:30pm
<strong>Saturday, June 1</strong>
<strong>LOS ANGELES FC</strong>
<strong>7:30pm</strong>
<b>ESPN2</b>
<strong>Saturday, June 22</strong>
<strong>HOUSTON DYNAMO</strong>
<strong>8pm</strong>
Wednesday, June 26
@Montreal Impact
4:30pm
<strong>Sunday, June 30</strong>
<strong>FC DALLAS</strong>
<strong>8pm</strong>
<strong>UniMás</strong>
Sunday, July 7
@New York City FC
3:30pm
FS1
<strong>Saturday, July 13</strong>
<strong>COLORADO RAPIDS</strong>
<strong>8pm</strong>
<strong>Thursday, July 18</strong>
<strong>ORLANDO CITY SC</strong>
<strong>7pm</strong>
<strong>ESPN</strong>
Sunday, July 21
@Seattle Sounders FC
6:30pm
FS1
<strong>Saturday, July 27</strong>
<strong>LA GALAXY</strong>
<strong>7:30pm</strong>
<strong>FS1</strong>
Sunday, Aug. 4
@Minnesota United FC
1pm
ESPN
<strong>Saturday, Aug. 10</strong>
<strong>VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC</strong>
<b>8pm</b>
<strong>Wednesday, Aug. 14</strong>
<strong>CHICAGO FIRE</strong>
<strong>8pm</strong>
<strong>Sunday, Aug. 18</strong>
<strong>ATLANTA UNITED FC</strong>
<strong>7pm</strong>
<strong>FS1</strong>
<strong>Friday, Aug. 23</strong>
<strong>SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC</strong>
<strong>7pm</strong>
<strong>ESPN</strong>
<strong>Saturday, Aug. 31</strong>
<strong>REAL SALT LAKE</strong>
<strong>7:30pm</strong>
<strong>Sunday, Sept. 7</strong>
<strong>SPORTING KANSAS CITY</strong>
<strong>7:30pm</strong>
<strong>Sunday, Sept. 15</strong>
<strong>D.C. UNITED</strong>
<strong>4:30pm</strong>
<strong>FS1</strong>
<strong>Wednesday, Sept. 18</strong>
<b>NEW YORK RED BULLS</b>
<strong>7:30pm</strong>
<strong>Sunday, Sept. 22</strong>
<b>MINNESOTA UNITED FC</b>
<strong>1pm</strong>
<strong>ESPN</strong>
<strong>Wednesday, Sept. 25</strong>
<strong>NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION</strong>
<strong>7:30pm</strong>
Sunday, Sept. 29
@Sporting Kansas City
4:30pm
<strong>Sunday, Oct. 6</strong>
<strong>SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES</strong>
<strong>1pm</strong>