Thorns team huddle, Thorns vs. Reign, 4.21.13
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

FOX Sports Media Group, National Women's Soccer League announce national broadcast schedule

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Women’s Soccer League and FOX Sports Media Group announced today a national television broadcast schedule consisting of six regular-season matches and three playoff games. Portland Thorns FC are featured in consecutive weeks on national television in regular-season home matches on Sunday, July 28, against the Chicago Red Stars and Sunday, Aug. 4, against FC Kansas City at JELD-WEN Field.

Due to the national broadcast on FOX Soccer, the start time for both Thorns FC home games at JELD-WEN Field on July 28 and Aug. 4 have been moved.

The Thorns FC match against the Chicago Red Stars on July 28 has been moved to 4 p.m. (Pacific), instead of the originally scheduled 2 p.m. (Pacific).

As part of a doubleheader at JELD-WEN Field on Aug. 4, Thorns FC play host to FC Kansas City in their regular-season home finale. The match against FC Kansas City has been moved to 5:30 p.m. (Pacific). Due to the Thorns FC kickoff time for national television coverage, the Portland Timbers Reserves match against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves will now kickoff at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) in the first game of the doubleheader.

Tickets for either game of the Aug. 4 doubleheader are valid for entry into both matches. Tickets are still available for purchase at the JELD-WEN Field box office or online at

FOX Soccer will broadcast one game per week for the final six weeks of the regular season beginning on Sunday, July 14, as Seattle Reign FC play host to the Washington Spirit at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.

2013 NWSL National Television Schedule

Date Home Team Away Team Time (PT) TV
Sunday, July 14 Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit 5:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 21 Western New York Flash Sky Blue FC 10:30 a.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, July 28 Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars 4 p.m. FOX Soccer
Sunday, Aug. 4 Portland Thorns FC FC Kansas City 5:30 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 10 Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC 4 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 17 Western New York Flash Boston Breakers 5 p.m. FOX Soccer
Saturday, Aug. 24 Semifinal   11 a.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 24 Semifinal   5 p.m. TBD
Saturday, Aug. 31 Championship   5 p.m. TBD

Schedule subject to change