Circle your calendars folks: The Portland Timbers will be back in action on April 6.
The team confirmed today the dates for their two-legged series against Honduran side CD Marathon in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League round of 16. The Timbers will open their CCL campaign on April 6, playing the first leg of the series in Honduras at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula at 3 p.m. Pacific. A week later, they will host the second and final leg of the series at Providence Park on April 13 at 5 p.m. Pacific.
CCL matches are set to be broadcast on television in the United States on Fox Sports (English language) and TUDN (Spanish language). More specific details on broadcasts will be released as the first leg gets closer.
With the MLS regular season set to kick off on April 17, Portland’s round of 16 will be finished by the time they start league competition. Hosting the second leg may prove to be important, as Portland will only have three days of rest before they embark upon their 2021 league campaign. The quarterfinals of the CCL, should the Timbers advance, are set to be played in late April and early March.
You can read the full press release from the Timbers here.