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Thorns (Finally) Release 2017 Schedule

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The Riveters should have plenty to sing about this season.
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The long-awaited 2017 Portland Thorns schedule has arrived.

The NWSL season once again expands to the 24 match format we saw in 2014, with the Thorns playing three of their first four at Providence Park,

The Thorns will open the season on April 15 against the Orlando Pride at home, in a day-night doubleheader with the Timbers. The Thorns match will kick off at noon, and will be the first match aired on the league’s new television deal with Lifetime as the inaugural NWSL Game of the Week.

As in previous season, the schedule remains unbalanced, with Cascadian rival Seattle Reign FC making a lone appearance at Providence Park on May 6, while the Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, and Washington Spirit will make two appearances in the Rose City, while playing the Boston Breakers, FC Kansas City, and Seattle away twice.

The NWSL will also observe three FIFA International Windows this season: June 10-11, July 29-30, and September 16-17.

The Thorns will play 11 of their 12 home matches on Saturdays, with the lone Wednesday match on June 28 against FC Kansas City.

The Thorns will close out the regular season on September 30 at home against the Chicago Red Stars.

Portland Thorns Press Release


Club opens fifth NWSL campaign against Orlando Pride on April 15

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Women’s Soccer League today unveiled the full 24-game, 2017 regular-season schedule for Portland Thorns FC. Thorns FC open the 2017 season against the Orlando Pride on Saturday, April 15, at Providence Park; kickoff is set for 12 noon (Pacific) and features the first-ever NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.

Single-game tickets for the 2017 season go on sale March 15 at 10 a.m. (Pacific) and will be available online at, at the Providence Park box office or by calling (888) 736-6849. A presale will take place March 14 for Thorns FC Annual Membership holders with more details to follow.

Thorns FC will play 12 home matches and 12 away matches during the six-month season. The 10-team league features a single table and Thorns FC will play an unbalanced schedule, featuring three meetings each with six of the nine teams and home and away meetings with the North Carolina Courage, Orlando and Sky Blue FC.

Portland opens the season with three of its first four games at home, playing host to the Chicago Red Stars on April 29, and squaring off in its only regular-season meeting of the campaign at Providence Park against Reign FC on May 6. Thorns FC will travel to Seattle for matches on July 1 and Aug. 26 at Memorial Stadium.

The NWSL will observe international FIFA dates three times during the season as players return to their national teams to compete during the weekends of June 10-11, July 29-30 and Sept. 16-17.

Fans interested in purchasing Thorns FC Annual Memberships are encouraged to call the ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or email Additionally, single-game tickets for the Thorns Spring Invitational presented by Tillamook March 26-April 1 at Providence Park are available online at Tickets for the tournament are included in Thorns FC Annual Memberships.

Thorns FC begin preseason training camp for their fifth NWSL season on March 13.

Schedule Breakdown:

Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (1), Saturday (11)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (1), Friday (1), Saturday (9), Sunday (1)

Home Dates by Month:

April (2), May (2), June (2), July (2), August (2), September (2)

Road Dates by Month:

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

League Opponents Played Twice at Home:

Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, Washington Spirit

League Opponents Played Twice Away:

Boston Breakers, FC Kansas City, Seattle Reign FC

League Opponents Played Once at Home:

Boston Breakers, FC Kansas City, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC

League Opponents Played Once Away:

Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit


Date Opponent Kickoff (Pacific)
Date Opponent Kickoff (Pacific)
Sat., April 15 ORLANDO PRIDE 12 noon
Sat., April 22 @North Carolina Courage 4:30 p.m.
Sat., April 29 CHICAGO RED STARS 1 p.m.
Sat., May 6 SEATTLE REIGN FC 7 p.m.
Sat., May 13 @FC Kansas City 5 p.m. 
Fri., May 19 @Boston Breakers 4 p.m.
Sat., May 27 BOSTON BREAKERS 7 p.m.
Sat., June 3 @Sky Blue FC 4 p.m.
Sat., June 17 SKY BLUE FC 7 p.m.
Sat., June 24 @Washington Spirit 4 p.m.
Wed., June 28 FC KANSAS CITY 7 p.m.
Sat., July 1 @Seattle Reign FC 7 p.m.
Sat., July 8 @Houston Dash 5:30 p.m.
Sat., July 22 WASHINGTON SPIRIT 7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 5 HOUSTON DASH 1 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 12 @Chicago Red Stars 5 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 16 @FC Kansas City 5 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 19 HOUSTON DASH 7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 26 @Seattle Reign FC 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 2 WASHINGTON SPIRIT 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 10 @Boston Breakers 3 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 23 @Orlando Pride 2 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 30 CHICAGO RED STARS 1 p.m.