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Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Thorns

Thorns FC announce multi-year partnership deal with FOX 12 and FOX 12 PLUS

Local station to serve as official home network of Thorns FC with live game broadcasts and exclusive content

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC today announced a multi-year broadcast deal with FOX 12 and FOX 12 PLUS to serve as the primary local broadcast partner for the club. The home of Thorns FC, FOX 12 PLUS will broadcast eight matches, including pre-game and post-game shows in 2021.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with our longstanding partners at FOX 12,” said Mike Golub, Thorns FC and Timbers president of business. “They have been with us from the very beginning and our new Thorns partnership is a terrific evolution that we know will be embraced by our supporters.”

The most robust local TV package in club history, FOX 12 and FOX 12 PLUS will also produce exclusive insider content and features. These segments will appear on various newscasts as well as across all platforms, including www.kptv.com, www.thornsfc.com and the FOX 12 app. 

The first match will feature Thorns FC’s first ever trip to Red Bull Arena as the team squares off against NJ/NY Gotham FC on Sunday, May 30, in a rematch of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Championship. The full schedule features local broadcasts of four home matches and four away matches.

2021 Portland Thorns FC Broadcast Schedule (home matches in CAPS)
All matches are Pacific time and subject to change

Date Opponent Kickoff (Pacific) Broadcast
Sun., May 16 CHICAGO RED STARS 4 p.m. Twitch
Sun., May 23 OL REIGN 1 p.m. CBSSN
Wed., May 26 @Orlando Pride 4 p.m. Paramount+
Sun., May 30 @NJ/NY Gotham FC 12 noon
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Sat., June 5 RACING LOUISVILLE FC 7:30 p.m. Paramount+
Sun., June 20 KC NWSL 1 p.m. CBS
Sat., June 26 @North Carolina Courage 4 p.m.
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Sat., July 3 @Racing Louisville FC 4:30 p.m. Paramount+
Sun., July 11 NJ/NY GOTHAM FC 12 noon Paramount+
Sun., July 18 ORLANDO PRIDE 7:30 p.m. Twitch
Sat., July 24 @Houston Dash 5:30 p.m. Paramount+
Sun., Aug. 1 KC NWSL 12 noon
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Sat., Aug. 7 @Washington Spirit 4:30 p.m. Paramount+
Sat., Aug. 14 @Orlando Pride 4 p.m.
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Wed., Aug. 25 NJ/NY GOTHAM FC 7:30 p.m. CBSSN
Sun., Aug. 29 @OL Reign 4 p.m.
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Sat., Sept. 4 WASHINGTON SPIRIT 7:30 p.m.
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Sun., Sept. 12 @North Carolina Courage 11 a.m. CBSSN
Sat., Sept. 25 @Chicago Red Stars 5 p.m. Paramount+
Sat., Oct. 2 OL REIGN 7 p.m.
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Wed., Oct. 6 HOUSTON DASH 7 p.m.
FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+
Sun., Oct. 10 @KC NWSL 3:30 p.m. Paramount+
Sun., Oct. 17 @Houston Dash 4 p.m.
CBSSN or Paramount+
Sat., Oct. 30 NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE 7 p.m. Twitch

Remembering Thorns FC's Challenge Cup crown: