Matchday, Thorns vs. Dash, 8.3.14
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Thorns FC Matchday | Portland to battle Houston Dash at packed Providence Park

Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash | Aug. 2, 2014, 7:00 pm PT - ESPN2

Portland Thorns FC host the Houston Dash in a key NWSL battle at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. at 7pm PT, presented by Providence Health & Services.

The game will be nationally broadcast on ESPN2 (in Portland on 36 and 736, 209 on DirecTV and 144 on Dish Network) with Adrian Healey and Julie Foudy on the call. The webstream today is available on

Today's featured food cart is Nong's Khao Man Gai. Check them out in the SW corner of the stadium in the SoccerCity Grill.

Providence Park Thorns FC Guest Guide:

Whether you're a long-time Portland soccer supporter or you're making your first visit to Providence Park, there are a few things you should know.

The majority of Providence Park stadium policies and programs that are in effect for Portland Timbers matches remain consistent during Portland Thorns FC matches. There are a few minor changes though, so be sure to familiarize yourself with these new policies that are specific to Thorns FC events.

BIKE PARKING – A limited about of bike parking spaces will be available in the loading zones on Morrison Ave. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

GATES – All gates will be open, except Gate 3.

GATE TIMES – Gates open for all matches one (1) hour prior to kickoff.

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING – The General Admission seating area is from sections 101 to 110.

KeyBank CLUB – Unlike Timbers matches, there will no buffet service or all-inclusive hocking during matches.

MAP – Check out this handy Providence Park map laid out for Thorns FC matches

McDONALD’S POST GAME AUTOGRAPHS – Each match a few lucky Thorns FC Season Ticket Holders are invited onto the field where they have the opportunity to receive autographs from the Portland Thorns team as they leave the field. The autograph session takes place after each home game, 10-15 minutes after the final whistle. Fans are encouraged to bring one item to get signed. Autograph signings will be held on the field, at the base of section 115/116. Portland Thorns FC cannot guarantee any signatures, specific signatures, or specific players during the autograph session, nor guarantee duration of the session.

To enter to win a voucher click here.

Not a Thorns FC season ticket holder? Follow the Thorns Facebook or Twitter pages for your chance to receive an autograph voucher. A portion of vouchers will be distributed via social media leading up to each home match.

SUPPORTERS – The Rose City Riveters have formed as the primary supporters group for the new club. Print out this handy chant sheet so you can cheer loud!

For more information about Providence Park, please visit  


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