PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC today announced details for the Thorns Spring Invitational, presented by Tillamook Yogurt, at the University of Portland. Taking place from March 11-17, the third-annual, four-team tournament features Thorns FC, the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team, Chicago Red Stars and Houston Dash.
Playing all matches at Merlo Field, Portland and Chicago will square off Sunday, March 11; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific). Houston and the U.S. U-23s will face each other in the opening match at 11:30 a.m. (Pacific). On Wednesday, March 14, Chicago takes on Houston at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific), while Thorns FC play host to the U.S. U-23s at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific). Portland closes out the preseason tournament against Houston on Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific), while Chicago and the U.S. U-23s square off at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific).
Tickets for the three preseason tournament matches featuring Thorns FC are general admission. Individual tickets for the three Portland preseason matches, starting at $7, go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. (Pacific) online at www.thornsfc.com. All Thorns FC Annual Members will receive complimentary tickets for one of Thorns FC’s preseason matches. Discounted options will be available for the other two Thorns FC matches.
Fans interested in purchasing Thorns FC Annual Memberships for the 2018 season are encouraged to call the ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Single-game ticket information will be released at a later date.
Thorns FC open preseason for the 2018 campaign in Portland on Monday, Feb. 19.
2018 Thorns Spring Invitational presented by Tillamook Yogurt Schedule
Sunday, March 11 – Houston Dash vs. U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team at 11:30 a.m. (Pacific); Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at University of Portland (Merlo Field)
Wednesday, March 14 – Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific).; Thorns FC vs. U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) at University of Portland (Merlo Field)
Saturday, March 17 – Chicago Red Stars vs. U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific); Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) at University of Portland (Merlo Field)