Timbers 2014 schedule

 

PORTLAND, Ore. – Major

League Soccer Monday unveiled the full 34-game, 2014 regular-season schedule for

the Portland Timbers. The Timbers kick off their fourth season in MLS on

Saturday, March 8, as they play host to the Philadelphia Union at JELD-WEN

Field at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).

In 2014, the Timbers will have 14 matches

featured on national television, highlighted by a matchup at the LA Galaxy on

NBC on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11:30 a.m. (Pacific). In total, the Timbers play

four matches on ESPN/ESPN2, eight on NBC/NBC Sports Network and two on UniMás

(Spanish). Ten of the club's 14 nationally televised matches will originate

from JELD-WEN Field.

With a conference-based schedule, the Timbers will take on each of their eight

Western Conference opponents three times and each Eastern Conference club once

during the 2014 regular season.

Similar to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, MLS will take a two-week

break during the group phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The last

matches before the break are on June 11, one day before the start of the World

Cup.

Additionally, the Timbers and JELD-WEN Field will play host to the 2014

AT&T MLS All-Star Game; match and broadcast details will be announced at a

later date.

In conference play, the Timbers will play host to Chivas USA, San Jose

Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC twice at JELD-WEN

Field, and visit each of those four clubs once. Conversely, the Timbers travel

to face the Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake twice, with

each of those sides making one appearance in Portland during the regular

season.

The Timbers open play for the Cascadia Cup on Saturday, April 5, against

Sounders FC at JELD-WEN Field, and will play four of their six regular-season

meetings against rivals Seattle and Vancouver in the Rose City. The Timbers

play host to Sounders FC on April 5 and Sunday, Aug. 24, while Whitecaps FC

visit JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, June 1, and Saturday, Sept. 20. Portland will

take to the road Sunday, July 13, against Seattle and Saturday, Aug. 30,

against Vancouver. Four of Portland's six Cascadia Cup matches will be featured

on national television.

Including the season opener against Philadelphia, the Timbers play Eastern

Conference clubs in six of their first 12 matches of the 2014 regular season,

with the Chicago Fire (March 16), D.C. United (May 3) and Columbus Crew (May

17) also visiting JELD-WEN Field in that span. Portland plays host to 2013

Eastern Conference champion Sporting Kansas City in a national TV matchup on

Friday, June 27, at JELD-WEN Field on NBC Sports Network.

Of the Timbers' five away fixtures against the Eastern Conference, four will

come against clubs that qualified for the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs in the Houston

Dynamo (April 27), Montreal Impact (July 27), New England Revolution (Aug. 16)

and New York Red Bulls (May 24). Portland will also visit Toronto FC (Sept.

27).

The Timbers play home matches on four different days of the week this season,

including 15 weekend contests. In addition to playing seven Saturday home

games, the Timbers play host to three Friday and five Sunday fixtures at

JELD-WEN Field.

Portland closes out the 2014 regular season with three of its final six games

at home and finishes the campaign on the road Saturday, Oct. 25, at FC Dallas.

The Timbers' full television and radio broadcast schedule for 2014 will

be announced at a later date.

Schedule

Breakdown:

Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (2), Friday (3), Saturday (7), Sunday (5)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (1), Friday (1), Saturday (12), Sunday (3)

Home Dates by Month:

March (2), April (2), May (3), June (3), July (1), August (2), September (2),

October (2)

Road Dates by Month:

March (2), April (2), May (2), June (1), July (3), August (3), September (2),

October (2)

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice at Home:

Chivas USA, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps

FC

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice Away:

Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake

Eastern Conference Opponents at Home:

Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, Sporting

Kansas City

Eastern Conference Opponents Away:

Houston Dynamo, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York Red

Bulls, Toronto FC

2014 Portland Timbers Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)

Date

Opponent

Kickoff

(Pacific)

Television

Saturday,

March 8

PHILADELPHIA

UNION

7:30

p.m.

Sunday,

March 16

CHICAGO

FIRE

12

noon

UniMás

Saturday,

March 22

@Colorado

Rapids

3

p.m.

Saturday,

March 29

@FC

Dallas

5:30

p.m.

Saturday,

April 5

SEATTLE

SOUNDERS FC

12

noon

NBC

Sports Network

Saturday,

April 12

CHIVAS

USA

7:30

p.m.

Saturday,

April 19

@Real

Salt Lake

6:30

p.m.

Sunday,

April 27

@Houston

Dynamo

12

noon

UniMás

Saturday,

May 3

D.C.

UNITED

7:30

p.m.

Sunday,

May 11

LA

GALAXY

11:30

a.m.

NBC

Sports Network

Saturday,

May 17

COLUMBUS

CREW

7:30

p.m.

Saturday,

May 24

@New

York Red Bulls

4

p.m.

Wednesday,

May 28

@Chivas

USA

7:30

p.m.

Sunday,

June 1

VANCOUVER

WHITECAPS FC

6

p.m.

Saturday,

June 7

@Real

Salt Lake

7

p.m.

Wednesday,

June 11

FC

DALLAS

7

p.m.

ESPN2

Friday,

June 27

SPORTING

KANSAS CITY

8

p.m.

NBC

Sports Network

Friday,

July 4

@LA

Galaxy

8

p.m.

NBC

Sports Network

Sunday,

July 13

@Seattle

Sounders FC

7

p.m.

ESPN2

Friday,

July 18

COLORADO

RAPIDS

8

p.m.

NBC

Sports Network

Sunday,

July 27

@Montreal

Impact

TBA

Saturday,

Aug. 2

@LA

Galaxy

11:30

a.m.

NBC

Saturday,

Aug. 9

CHIVAS

USA

7:30

p.m.

Saturday,

Aug. 16

@New

England Revolution

4:30

p.m.

Sunday,

Aug. 24

SEATTLE

SOUNDERS FC

2

p.m.

ESPN2

Saturday,

Aug. 30

@Vancouver

Whitecaps FC

TBA

Sunday,

Sept. 7

SAN

JOSE EARTHQUAKES

2

p.m.

ESPN2

Saturday,

Sept. 13

@Colorado

Rapids

6

p.m.

Saturday,

Sept. 20

VANCOUVER

WHITECAPS FC

2

p.m.

NBC

Sports Network

Saturday,

Sept. 27

@Toronto

FC

TBA

Saturday,

Oct. 4

@San

Jose Earthquakes

7:30

p.m.

Wednesday,

Oct. 8

SAN

JOSE EARTHQUAKES

7:30

p.m.

Friday,

Oct. 17

REAL

SALT LAKE

7

p.m.

NBC

Sports Network

Saturday,

Oct. 25

@FC

Dallas

5:30

p.m.

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