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Cascadia Cup, back-to-back matches & national TV: Exciting Portland Timbers games across 2016 MLS schedule

The Portland Timbers 2016 regular season schedule presented by Simple is out and is filled to the brim with big matchups and interesting battles. Here are a few to keep an eye on:

Cascadia Cup
The annual battle for Cascadia supremacy for the Timbers begins May 7 when they travel to Canada to take on Whitecaps FC. The winner is determined by the best head-to-head results between the three Cascadia teams of Portland, Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Home games are listed in bold.

Mar. 19 – Sounders vs. Whitecaps at CenturyLink Field (7pm PT)
May 7 – Whitecaps vs. Timbers at BC Place (KICK: TBD)
May 22 – Timbers vs. Whitecaps at Providence Park (1:30pm PT, ESPN)
July 17 – Timbers vs. Sounders at Providence Park (12:00pm PT, FOX)
Aug. 21 – Sounders vs. Timbers at CenturyLink Field (6:30pm PT, FS1)
Aug. 28 – Timbers vs. Sounders at Providence Park (2:00pm PT, ESPN)
Sept. 17 – Sounders vs. Whitecaps at BC Place (1pm PT)
Oct. 2 – Whitecaps vs. Sounders at CenturyLink Field (5pm PT, FS1)
Oct. 23 – Whitecaps vs. Timbers at BC Place (1pm PT)

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Back-to-Back
The Timbers have three home-and-home series in the 2016 regular season where they will play the same team twice in successive weekends. They first take on Sporting Kansas City back-to-back on the road on July 31 (11am PT, FOX) and then back home a week later on Aug. 7 (1pm PT, ESPN). Portland will also battle Seattle on Aug. 21 (6:30pm PT, FS1) at CenturyLink Field and then at Providence Park on Aug. 28 (2pm PT, ESPN). Finally, near the end of the season, the Timbers will take on the Rapids in Colorado on Oct. 1 (6pm PT) and then again in Portland on Oct. 16 (4pm PT).

Bright Lights
While the Timbers’ full television and radio broadcast details will be announced at a later date, today revealed that 15 matches will be on national television—two on network channel FOX. Home games are listed in bold:

Mar. 6 – Timbers vs. Crew SC at Providence Park (1:30pm PT, ESPN)
Mar. 13 – Earthquakes vs. Timbers at Avaya Stadium (4pm PT, FS1)
Apr. 3 – Orlando City vs. Timbers at Citrus Bowl (5pm PT, FS1)
Apr. 10 – Galaxy vs. Timbers at StubHub Center (6:30pm PT, FS1)
May 1 – Timbers vs. Toronto FC at Providence Park (12:30pm PT, ESPN)
May 15 – Timbers vs. NYC FC at Providence Park (4:30pm PT, FS1)
May 22 – Timbers vs. Whitecaps at Providence Park (1:30pm PT, ESPN)
June 26 – Timbers vs. Dynamo at Providence Park (3pm PT, ESPN2)
July 10 – Red Bulls vs. Timbers at Red Bull Arena (3pm PT, ESPN2)
July 17 – Timbers vs. Sounders at Providence Park (12pm PT, FOX)
July 23 – Timbers vs. Galaxy at Providence Park (12:30pm PT, ESPN)
July 31 – Sporting KC vs. Timbers at Sporting Park (11am PT, FOX)
Aug. 7 – Timbers vs. Sporting KC at Providence Park (1pm PT, ESPN)
Aug. 21 – Sounders vs. Timbers at CenturyLink Field (6:30pm PT, FS1)
Aug. 28 – Timbers vs. Sounders at Providence Park (2pm PT, ESPN)

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