Portland Thorns Release 2014 Schedule

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The Thorns' title defense begins on April 12 at Houston. Portland's first home game of 2014 comes on April 26 against FC Kansas City.

The inaugural National Women's Soccer League champions finally know when and against whom they will open their title defense. The Portland Thorns today released their 2014 schedule with the season beginning on Saturday April 12 as the first ever opponent for expansion side Houston Dash. The debut at home will not come until Saturday April 26 when the Thorns host FC Kansas City, whom the Thorns defeated in the NWSL semifinals last season. The first rematch of the 2013 NWSL final will come Saturday May 3 when Portland travels east and plays Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium.

Along with the release of the full schedule, the Thorns also made available details of home v. away games, weekday v. weekend games, etc. Here are those specifics, thanks to a club press release:

Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (2), Friday (1), Saturday (4), Sunday (5)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (4), Thursday (1), Saturday (5), Sunday (2)

Home Dates by Month:

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

Road Dates by Month:

April (2), May (3), June (2), July (4), August (1)

League Opponents Played Twice at Home:

FC Kansas City, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Western New York Flash

League  Opponents Played Twice Away:

Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, Washington Spirit

League Opponents Played Once at Home:

Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, Washington Spirit

League Opponents Played Once Away:

FC Kansas City, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Western New York Flash

Below is the full Thorns schedule for 2014:

2014 Portland Thorns FC Regular Season Schedule

Date/Time Home Away Venue/Result

Saturday, April 12
5:00pm

Houston Dash
Portland Thorns FC
BBVA Compass Stadium
Saturday, April 19
4:00pm
Sky Blue FC
Portland Thorns FC
Yurcak Field
Saturday, April 26
7:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
FC Kansas City
JELD-WEN Field
Saturday, May 3
4:00pm
Western New York Flash
Portland Thorns FC
Sahlen's Stadium
Saturday, May 10
7:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Seattle Reign FC
JELD-WEN Field
Wednesday, May 14
5:00pm
Houston Dash
Portland Thorns FC
BBVA Compass Stadium
Wednesday, May 21
7:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Western New York Flash
JELD-WEN Field
Saturday, May 24
7:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Sky Blue FC
JELD-WEN Field
Wednesday, May 28
4:00pm
Boston Breakers
Portland Thorns FC
Harvard Stadium
Saturday, June 7
7:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Western New York Flash
JELD-WEN Field
Sunday, June 15
2:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Washington Spirit
JELD-WEN Field
Saturday, June 21
3:30pm
Washington Spirit
Portland Thorns FC
Maryland SoccerPlex
Wednesday, June 25
7:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Sky Blue FC
JELD-WEN Field
Saturday, June 28
5:00pm
FC Kansas City
Portland Thorns FC
Verizon Wireless Field at Durwood Stadium
Friday, July 4
11:00am
Portland Thorns FC
Chicago Red Stars

JELD-WEN Field

Wednesday, July 9
5:00pm
Chicago Red Stars
Portland Thorns FC

Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

Sunday, July 13
2:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
FC Kansas City
JELD-WEN Field
Thursday, July 17
5:00pm
Chicago Red Stars
Portland Thorns FC

Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

Sunday, July 20
2:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Boston Breakers
JELD-WEN Field
Wednesday, July 23
4:00pm
Washington Spirit
Portland Thorns FC
Maryland SoccerPlex
Sunday, July 27
4:00pm
Seattle Reign FC
Portland Thorns FC
Memorial Stadium
Sunday, Aug. 3
2:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Houston Dash
JELD-WEN Field
Sunday, Aug. 10
3:30pm
Boston Breakers
Portland Thorns FC
Harvard Stadium
Sunday, Aug. 17
2:00pm
Portland Thorns FC
Seattle Reign FC
JELD-WEN Field

All times Pacific.

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