The NWSL schedule has officially been announced. After two away games, the Portland Thorns open the season at home against the Orlando Pride on Sunday, April 15.
The Thorns start the season on the road at North Carolina in the first Lifetime Game of the Week on March 24 at 12:30 PM PST. Portland home games televised on Lifetime are: Seattle on May 5, the Pride on May 12 and the Chicago Red Stars on August 18. In addition, Portland’s game away at Chicago on June 16 will also be televised. Games not on Lifetime will be available to watch on the go90 app and website in the US, and on NWSLsoccer.com internationally.
Each of the nine teams in the league will play each other three times over the course of the 24 game season. Portland will play Seattle at home two times, and one of those home games will be the final game of the regular season. The Thorns away game against the Seattle Reign on June 30 at 7:00 PM PST falls on the same day as a Portland Timbers game away at the Seattle Sounders at 1:30 PST.
It’s a pre-World Cup year, so there are a few mid-week games due to international commitments. Some of those involve quick turnaround times for the Thorns: three Wednesday Thorns games are followed immediately by Saturday games in the same week. Before the season closer, the Thorns have to travel from Portland to DC in the space of three days.
Portland Thorns 2018 Schedule
|Saturday, March 24, 2018||12:30 p.m. PT||North Carolina Courage||Portland Thorns FC||Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park||Lifetime|
|Saturday, March 31, 2018||5:15 p.m. PT||Chicago Red Stars||Portland Thorns FC||Toyota Park||go90|
|Sunday, April 15, 2018||3 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Orlando Pride||Providence Park||go90|
|Friday, April 20, 2018||7:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Washington Spirit||Providence Park||go90|
|Saturday, April 28, 2018||6 p.m. PT||Utah Royals FC||Portland Thorns FC||Rio Tinto Stadium||go90|
|Saturday, May 05, 2018||12:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Seattle Reign FC||Providence Park||Lifetime|
|Wednesday, May 9, 2018||5 p.m. PT||Houston Dash||Portland Thorns FC||BBVA Compass Stadium||go90|
|Saturday, May 12, 2018||12:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Orlando Pride||Providence Park||Lifetime|
|Saturday, May 19, 2018||4 p.m. PT||Washington Spirit||Portland Thorns FC||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90|
|Friday, May 25, 2018||7:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Utah Royals FC||Providence Park||go90|
|Wednesday, May 30, 2018||7:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||NC Courage||Providence Park||go90|
|Saturday, June 16, 2018||12:30 p.m. PT||Chicago Red Stars||Portland Thorns FC||Toyota Park||Lifetime|
|Friday, June 22, 2018||5:30 p.m. PT||Houston Dash||Portland Thorns FC||BBVA Compass Stadium||go90|
|Wednesday, June 27, 2018||7:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Sky Blue FC||Providence Park||go90|
|Saturday, June 30, 2018||7 p.m. PT||Seattle Reign FC||Portland Thorns FC||UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium||go90|
|Friday, July 6, 2018||8 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Utah Royals FC||Providence Park||go90|
|Sunday, July 15, 2018||8 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Houston Dash||Providence Park||go90|
|Saturday, July 21, 2018||4 p.m. PT||Sky Blue FC||Portland Thorns FC||The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field||go90|
|Sunday, August 05, 2018||12:30 p.m. PT||NC Courage||Portland Thorns FC||Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park||go90|
|Saturday, August 11, 2018||4:30 p.m. PT||Orlando Pride||Portland Thorns FC||Orlando City Stadium||go90|
|Saturday, August 18, 2018||12:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Chicago Red Stars||Providence Park||Lifetime|
|Wednesday, August 22, 2018||8:00 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Sky Blue FC||Providence Park||go90|
|Saturday, August 25, 2018||4 p.m. PT||Washington Spirit||Portland Thorns FC||Maryland SoccerPlex||go90|
|Friday, September 07, 2018||7:30 p.m. PT||Portland Thorns FC||Seattle Reign FC||Providence Park||go90|