ESPN to Broadcast 3 Thorns Matches, Playoffs

Stacey Neve - Stumptown Footy

The Thorns matches on July 20 and August 3 wil be broadcast on ESPN2, and August 17 match will be broadcast on ESPN 3, in additon to all 3 playoff matches.

The Portland Thorns and National Women's Soccer League announced a 1 year television deal that includes three Thorns matches: July 20 vs. Boston, August 3 vs Houston, and August 17 vs. Seattle, in addition to all three playoff matches.

The July 20 and August 3 matches will be broadcast on ESPN2, while the August 17 match will be streamed online at ESPN3.com carried live on Comcast SportsNet NW.

Kick off for the August 3 match has also been moved to 7:00pm PDT.

Thorns Press Release below:

ESPN NETWORKS TO BROADCAST THREE THORNS FC MATCHES IN 2014
Home match against Houston Dash on August 3 moved to 7 p.m. (Pacific)
PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Women’s Soccer League and ESPN announced today a one-year agreement to broadcast nine NWSL matches this season, including three Portland Thorns FC home games at Providence Park. In addition to airing six regular-season matches beginning July 20 as Portland plays host to the Boston Breakers, ESPN2 will broadcast all three NWSL playoff contests, including the semifinals on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, as well as the championship game on Aug. 31.
Thorns FC’s home match on Sunday, Aug. 3, against NWSL expansion side Houston Dash, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. (Pacific).
Kicking off ESPN’s slate of regular-season matches, Thorns FC play host to the Boston Breakers on Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. (Pacific) at Providence Park. The match will be carried live on ESPN2. Closing out the network’s regular-season broadcast schedule, Portland plays host to Pacific Northwest-rival Seattle Reign FC in the regular-season home finale at Providence Park on Sunday, Aug. 17, on ESPN3; kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (Pacific).

Additionally, Portland’s match on Aug. 17 against Seattle Reign FC will be carried live on Comcast SportsNet Northwest.
Access to live programming on the ESPN3 channel of WatchESPN.com is available at no additional cost to fans with subscriptions to participating high-speed internet service providers.

2014 NWSL National Television Schedule
Date
Home Team
Away Team
Time (PT)
TV
Sun., July 20, 2014
Portland Thorns FC
Boston Breakers
2 p.m.
ESPN2
Wed., July 30, 2014
Houston Dash
Seattle Reign FC
6 p.m.
ESPN3
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Portland Thorns FC
Houston Dash
7 p.m.
ESPN2
Sat., Aug. 9, 2014
Houston Dash
Sky Blue FC
6 p.m.
ESPN3
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Western New York Flash
Sky Blue FC
4 p.m.
ESPN2
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Portland Thorns FC
Seattle Reign FC
2 p.m.
ESPN3
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
Semifinal
10 a.m.
ESPN2
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
Semifinal
12/8 p.m.
ESPN2
Sun., Aug. 31, 2014
Championship
12 p.m.
ESPN2
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