PTFC For Peace | How to attend, watch and support tonight's special charity match


Thank you for joining us for PTFC For Peace.

Wednesday night will mark a special occasion. Players and coaches from the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC will join together for a special charity match, and together as a community we will raise funds for UNICEF USA to aid in relief efforts for families and children in Ukraine affected by the war.


While tickets are free with an encouraged donation, fans still need to scan their digital ticket via the SeatGeek app for entry into Providence Park.

All seating is general admission, first-come, first-serve throughout the entire lower seating bowl and South Deck.


Kickoff for PTFC For Peace is 6pm PT.

Gates open at 5pm PT - gates B, D, F and G at Providence Park will be open.


PTFC For Peace will consist of two, 30-minute halves, with a 15-minute halftime. Should be the match be tied at the end, a winner will be decided in a penalty kick shootout.


The rosters are set. Team Blue, wearing adidas kits, is led by co-captains Diego Chara and Kelli Hubly. And then Team Yellow, which will wear Nike kits, is led by co-captains Christine Sinclair and Sebastián Blanco.

A coin flip will decide which team will be led by Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese or Thorns head coach Rhian Wilkinson. Stay tuned.



A limited amount of locally made perogies from St. John Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Portland will be available out of Stand 105, with proceeds going toward PTFC For Peace fundraising efforts.

Phil's Meat Market will have their Bento Box Food Truck near the Alaska Airlines Plaza at Gate F (SW 20th Ave and SW Morrison), starting at 3:30pm PT. Proceeds from their sales on matchday will go toward PTFC For Peace, and their food will be allowed inside the venue.



Prior to kickoff the Ukraine anthem will be performed by first-generation Ukrainian American and award-winning musician Darka Dusty Stebivka. Stevivika's parents escaped Ukraine during World War II. She grew up speaking the language and has recorded numerous Ukrainian albums, having performed previously in the country.

As she told KGW ahead of a fundraiser concert held earlier this month, “It is written into our Ukrainian national anthem that we will put our bodies and our souls on the line for liberty and freedom."


The center referee for tonight's match is Sergii Demianchuk. Born and raised in Ukraine, Demianchuk became a livelong soccer fan and player who directed his passion for the game into refereeing upon moving to the U.S. Tonight, he'll serve as the head referee, combining two things he loves – soccer and supporting his native country.


Tonight's match will be streamed for free at and Thorns