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Portland Timbers 2 Schedule Released; Host Real Monarchs SLC in Home Opener

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Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Timbers 2 may not yet have a fully formed team, but they do have a schedule as of today. USL Pro filled in their recently announced setup this morning and gave fans a glimpse at what T2's season will look like.

The announcement also assured fans that every T2 match will be streamed on Timbers.com.

The inaugeral season for T2 kicks off with a home match against Real Salt Lake's new affiliate, Real Monarchs SLC, on Sunday, March 29th, then follows it up with a second home game on Saturday, April 4th, against Sacramento Republic FC. The Republic made waves recently when they announced the involvement of investment from the Sacramento Kings in the team as they make a bid to become a part of Major League Soccer in the future.

Beyond the opening week, T2's season will feature two home matches against Sacramento, Seattle Sounders FC 2, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 as a part of USL Pro's unbalanced schedule. T2 will also play extra games on the road against Seattle, Vancouver, and Real.

T2 will not play any teams from the Eastern Conference during the regular season.

The Timbers' press release:

T2 ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE FOR 2015 USL PRO SEASON
Club opens inaugural USL PRO campaign with consecutive home matches, will play host to two games at Providence Park during regular season

PORTLAND, Ore. – USL PRO today unveiled the full 28-game, 2015 regular-season schedule for T2. Portland kicks off its inaugural campaign with a pair of home games on March 29 and April 2 as the club plays host to fellow expansion side Real Monarchs SLC and defending USL PRO-champion Sacramento Republic FC at Merlo Field.

Of Portland’s 14 home matches during the 2015 season, 12 will be played at Merlo Field, while matches against Orange County Blues FC on May 3 and Sacramento Republic FC on Sept. 12 will be played at Providence Park in downtown Portland.

Season tickets, starting at $8 per game, for T2 home matches are now on-sale at
www.timbers2.com or by calling (503) 553-5555, with limited spots still available in the 1975 Trust. 

Contesting an unbalanced, conference-based schedule, T2 will square off against Cascadia-rivals Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Seattle Sounders FC 2 twice at home and twice on the road during the 2015 regular-season schedule. Facing Sounders FC 2 on the road on April 11 and July 24, T2 plays host to Seattle on May 22 and June 29, while Whitecaps FC 2 visit Portland for matches on July 19 and Aug. 16. T2 travels to Vancouver for matches on June 21 and July 10. Playing each Western Conference opponent a minimum of once at home and once on the road, Portland’s schedule also features three meetings against expansion USL PRO side Real Monarchs SLC, the USL PRO entry of MLS club Real Salt Lake, including Portland’s season opener on March 29.

T2 play host to reigning USL PRO champion Sacramento Republic FC twice during the regular season, squaring off on April 2 at Merlo Field and in the regular-season home finale on Sept. 12 at Providence Park.

Portland plays home matches on five different days of the week this season, including 11 weekend fixtures. In addition to playing six Sunday home games, T2 play host to one Friday and four Saturday games. 

T2 close out the 2015 regular season with five of their final seven games at home and finish the campaign on the road against LA Galaxy II on Sept. 16.

All T2 matches will be broadcast via a live web stream on
www.timbers.com, with Timbers radio play-by-play broadcaster Jake Zivin calling the action.

Schedule Breakdown:
Home Dates by Day of the Week:
Monday (1), Thursday (2), Friday (1), Saturday (4), Sunday (6)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (2), Friday (3), Saturday (8), Sunday (1)

Home Dates by Month:
March (1), April (1), May (2), June (2), July (3), August (3), September (2)

Road Dates by Month:

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

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice at Home:
Sacramento Republic FC, Seattle Sounders FC 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Western Conference Opponents Played Once at Home:
Arizona United SC, Austin Aztex, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, LA Galaxy II, OKC Energy FC, Orange County Blues FC, Real Monarchs SLC, Tulsa Roughnecks FC

Western Conference Opponents Played Twice Away:
Real Monarchs SLC, Seattle Sounders FC 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Western Conference Opponents Played Once Away:
Arizona United SC, Austin Aztex, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, LA Galaxy II, OKC Energy FC, Orange County Blues FC, Sacramento Republic FC, Tulsa Roughnecks FC

2015 T2 Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)

Date

Opponent

Kickoff (PT)

Sunday, March 29

REAL MONARCHS SLC

6 p.m.

Thursday, April 2

SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC

7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8

@Real Monarchs SLC

6 p.m.

Saturday, April 11

@Seattle Sounders FC 2

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18

@Sacramento Republic FC

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 25

@Arizona United SC

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 3*

ORANGE COUNTY BLUES FC*

6 p.m.

Saturday, May 9

@Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

6 p.m.

Saturday, May 16

@Real Monarchs SLC

6 p.m. 

Friday, May 22

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2

7 p.m.

Saturday, May 30

@Tulsa Roughnecks FC

5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 5

@OKC Energy FC

5 p.m.

Sunday, June 14

AUSTIN AZTEX

6 p.m.

Sunday, June 21

@Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

2 p.m.

Monday, June 29

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2

7 p.m.

Thursday, July 2

ARIZONA UNITED SC

7 p.m.

Friday, July 10

@Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

7 p.m.

Sunday, July 19

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 2

7 p.m.

Friday, July 24

@Seattle Sounders FC 2

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 26

LA GALAXY II

7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 1

@Austin Aztex

6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 8

OKC ENERGY FC

7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 16

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 2

7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22

TULSA ROUGHNECKS FC

2 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29

@Orange County Blues FC

7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC

3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12*

SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC*

7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

@LA Galaxy II

7:30 p.m.

* - Match to be played at Providence Park