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Timbers release 2016 schedule, will kick off season with MLS Cup rematch

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The Portland Timbers have released their 2016 schedule, and the defending MLS Cup champions be in the national spotlight for at least 15 of their matches.

The Timbers will kick off the season at Providence Park with a rematch of the MLS Cup against Columbus Crew SC on March 6, with the game being televised nationally on ESPN.

In total, the Timbers will play in at least 15 nationally televised matches, including nine at Providence Park.

PTFC will take on their rivals from the Seattle Sounders FC twice at home in 2016, July 17 on a game televised on Fox 12 and again on August 28. The Timbers play in Seattle on August 21.

Portland's other Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver comes to town May 22, while the Timbers will head north to play the Whitecaps FC on May 7 and for the final match of the regular season on October 23.

Fans will be able to buy single game tickets on February 24, with a special per-sale for members of the Timbers Army starting two days earlier on February 22.

Date Opponent Kickoff (Pacific)
Sunday, March 6 COLUMBUS CREW SC 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 @San Jose Earthquakes 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3 @Orlando City SC 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 @LA Galaxy 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 FC DALLAS 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27 @New England 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 TORONTO FC 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 @Vancouver TBD
Wednesday, May 11 @FC Dallas 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 NEW YORK CITY FC 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 VANCOUVER 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 28 @Chicago Fire 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 @Real Salt Lake 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 HOUSTON DYNAMO 3 p.m.
Monday, July 4 @Colorado Rapids 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 @New York Red Bulls 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13 MONTREAL IMPACT 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 12 noon
Saturday, July 23 LA GALAXY 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 @Sporting Kansas City 11 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13 @D.C. United 4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21 @Seattle Sounders FC 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3 @FC Dallas 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 PHILADELPHIA UNION 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 @Houston Dynamo TBD
Saturday, Oct. 1 @Colorado Rapids 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 COLORADO RAPIDS 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 @Vancouver 1 p.m.

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