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Thorns vs. Reign match moved to 4:00pm

The Portland Thorns have announced that Saturday's match against Seattle Reign FC have been moved up from its original 7:00pm start time to avoid conflicting with the Portland Trail Blazers playoff game.

Stacey Neve - Stumptown Footy

The Portland Thorns will host Seattle Reign FC at 4:00pm PDT, rather than the originally scheduled start time of 7:00pm, the Thorns announced today.

With the Portland Trail Blazers hosting the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA's Western Conference Semifinals at 7:30pm across the river at the Rose Quarter, the Thorns decided to move the game up to avoid a scheduling conflict.

Portland Thorns Press Release:

Game against Reign FC moved up to avoid conflict with Game 3 of NBA Western Conference Semifinals in Portland

Portland Thorns FC announced today that game time for Saturday’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) match against Seattle Reign FC at Providence Park has been changed to 4 p.m. (Pacific). 

Originally scheduled for 7 p.m., the time has been moved up to avoid conflicts with Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals between the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs, a game also played in Portland. The Trail Blazers and Spurs are set to tip-off at 7:30 p.m., and today’s announcement was made to allow fans the option to attend or watch both games. 

Gates open at 3 p.m. for Saturday’s game against Reign FC. 

All originally issued tickets for Saturday’s match will be honored for the new time. Fans who have conflicts arise from the time change are asked to contact their individual ticket representative or the Thorns FC ticket department at (503) 553-5555, starting Monday, May 12.

Both Thorns FC (2-0-2, 8pts) and Reign FC (5-0-0, 15pts) enter Saturday’s game undefeated thus far in the 2014 season.

Saturday’s match also will be carried live via high-definition webstream at