2017 MLS Schedule Announcement, 1.12.17
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Portland Timbers announce schedule for 2017 MLS season

PORTLAND, Ore. – Major League Soccer today unveiled the full 34-game, 2017 regular-season schedule for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers kick off the 2017 season with a match against expansion side Minnesota United FC on Friday, March 3, at Providence Park on FS1; kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. (Pacific), fans can purchase single-game tickets for the first half of the season (through June 10) online at www.timbers.com or by calling (888) 736-6849. A special presale for Timbers Annual Members and members of the Timbers Annual Member Waiting List, Thorns FC Annual Members and corporate partners will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Single-game tickets for the second half of the season will go on sale in late May. Group opportunities for Timbers home matches are available by contacting the Timbers ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or ticketsales@timbers.com. Additional group information can be found at www.timbers.com/tickets.

In 2017, the Timbers will have at least 14 matches featured on national television. Along with the nationally televised home opener on March 3, seven Timbers home games will be broadcast nationally, including matches at Providence Park against expansion side Atlanta United FC (May 14), LA Galaxy (Aug. 6), New York Red Bulls (Aug. 20) and Orlando City SC (Sept. 24).

The Timbers open Cascadia Cup play on April 22 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in one of three meetings between the sides, and the first of two at Providence Park. All three of the matches between Portland and Seattle will feature a national television broadcast with the team’s only meeting at Providence Park on June 25 (ESPN), and matches at Century Link Field on May 27 (FOX) and Aug. 27 (FS1).

Vancouver is the only Western Conference team to visit Providence Park twice as the Timbers and Whitecaps FC square off in the Rose City on April 22 and Oct. 22. Conversely, Portland will travel twice during the regular season to face San Jose in addition to Seattle.

This season the Timbers will face six Eastern Conference opponents at Providence Park. Portland will play host to Eastern Conference teams New England (April 2), Atlanta (May 14), Chicago (July 5), New York Red Bulls (Aug. 20), Orlando City (Sept. 24) and D.C. United (Oct. 15). Squaring off against Eastern Conference foes on the road, Portland will travel to face Philadelphia (April 8), Montreal (May 20), Toronto FC (Aug. 12) and New York City FC (Sept. 9). Fans can check the Timbers schedule page to see flight options available through Alaska Airlines.

The Timbers play home matches on four different days of the week this season, including 14 weekend contests and eight Sunday home games. In addition to the Sunday home games, the Timbers play host to four Saturday, three Wednesday and two Friday fixtures at Providence Park.

Portland closes out the regular season with consecutive home matches for the first time in the MLS era. The Timbers will play host to D.C. United at Providence Park on Oct. 15 and conclude the regular season against Cascadia rival Whitecaps FC on Oct. 22.

The full television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2017 season will be announced at a later date. 

Schedule Breakdown:
Home Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (3), Friday (2), Saturday (4), Sunday (8)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (1), Saturday (12), Sunday (4)

Home Dates by Month:
March (2), April (3), May (1), June (3), July (2), August (3), September (1), October (2)

Road Dates by Month:
March (2), April (2), May (3), June (2), July (3), August (2), September (3)

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice at Home:
Vancouver

Western Conference Opponents Played Once at Home:
Colorado, FC Dallas, Houston, LA Galaxy, Minnesota, Real Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice Away:
San Jose, Seattle

Western Conference Opponents Played Once Away:
Colorado, FC Dallas, Houston, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Sporting KC, Vancouver

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

Eastern Conference Opponents Away: 
Columbus, Montreal, New York City FC, Philadelphia, Toronto

2017 Portland Timbers Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)

Date

Opponent

Kickoff (Pacific)

Television

Friday, March 3

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

6:30 p.m.

FS1

Sunday, March 12

@LA Galaxy

4 p.m.

FS1

Saturday, March 18

HOUSTON

7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 25

@Columbus

4:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 2

NEW ENGLAND

6 p.m.

ESPN2

Saturday, April 8

@Philadelphia

4 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 15

SPORTING KANSAS CITY

7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 22

VANCOUVER

TBD

 

Saturday, April 29

@FC Dallas

5 p.m.

 

Saturday, May 6

@San Jose

7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, May 14

ATLANTA UNITED FC

1 p.m.

ESPN

Saturday, May 20

@Montreal

TBD

 

Saturday, May 27

@Seattle Sounders FC

12 noon

FOX

Friday, June 2

SAN JOSE

8 p.m.

UniMas

Saturday, June 10

FC DALLAS

7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 18

@Colorado Rapids

6:30 p.m.

FS1

Wednesday, June 21

@Minnesota United FC

5 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 25

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

1 p.m.

ESPN

Saturday, July 1

@Sporting Kansas City

4 p.m.

ESPN

Wednesday, July 5

CHICAGO

7:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, July 19

REAL SALT LAKE

7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 23

@Vancouver

3 p.m.

FS1

Saturday, July 29

@Houston

6 p.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 6

LA GALAXY

1 p.m.

ESPN

Saturday, Aug. 12

@Toronto FC

TBD

 

Sunday, Aug. 20

NY RED BULLS

5 p.m.

FS1

Wednesday, Aug. 23

COLORADO RAPIDS

7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 27

@Seattle Sounders FC

6:30 p.m.

FS1

Saturday, Sept. 9

@New York

TBD

 

Saturday, Sept. 16

@Real Salt Lake

6:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, Sept. 24

ORLANDO CITY SC

5 p.m.

FS1

Saturday, Sept. 30

@San Jose

7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, Oct. 15

D.C. UNITED

TBD

 

Sunday, Oct. 22

VANCOUVER

1 p.m.