Portland Thorns FC moved the start time of its match with rival Seattle to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The match was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but kickoff time has been moved up to avoid a conflict with Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals between the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers and Spurs tip off at 7:30 p.m.
The gates open at Providence Park at 3 p.m. for Saturday's match between the Thorns and Seattle Reign FC. The two teams are undefeated so far in the 2014 season.
All originally issued tickets for Saturday's match will be honored for the new time. Fans who have conflicts arise from the time change can contact their ticket representative or the Thorns FC ticket department at 503-553-5555 starting Monday.
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