Portland Thorns FC schedule announced

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



Portland Thorns FC will kick off the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season on April 13 with a road game against FC Kansas City.

The first of 11 home games will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, against Seattle Reign FC. Thorns FC will play their home matches at Jeld-Wen Field.

The NWSL announced its 2013 schedule on Tuesday. Each of the eight teams team will play 22 regular-season games over five months.

The top four teams in the standings will meet in the league semifinals on Aug. 24, with winners playing for the championship on Aug. 31.

Teams will play some opponents more than others. Portland will host Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City and Sky Blue (New Jersey) twice. Thorns FC will twice play at Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City and Boston.

Season tickets for Thorns FC home games can be purchased through the Portland Timbers ticket office. Prices range from $9 to $22 per game. Call 503-553-5555 for details.

The schedule is below. All times listed are Pacific. Home games at Jeld-Wen Field listed in all CAPS.

2013 Portland Thorns FC schedule:

April 13 at FC Kansas City, 5:35 p.m.

April 21 SEATTLE REIGN FC, 2 p.m.

April 27 at Chicago Red Stars, 5 p.m.

May 4 at Washington Spirit, 4 p.m.

May 12 at Chicago Red Stars, 3 p.m.

May 16 SKY BLUE FC, 7:30 p.m.


May 25 at Seattle Reign FC, 7 p.m.

June 1 CHICAGO RED STARS, 7:30 p.m.

June 6 FC KANSAS CITY, 7:30 p.m.

June 16 SEATTLE REIGN FC, 2 p.m.

June 22 at Sky Blue FC, 4 p.m.

June 30 at FC Kansas City, 1:10 p.m.

July 6 BOSTON BREAKERS, 7:30 p.m.

July 14 WESTERN NEW YORK, 2 p.m.

July 21 at Boston Breakers, 1 p.m.

July 28 CHICAGO RED STARS, 2 p.m.

July 31 SKY BLUE FC, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 FC KANSAS CITY, 2 p.m.

Aug. 7 at Boston Breakers, 4 p.m.

Aug. 10 at Western New York, 4:35 p.m.

Aug. 17 at Seattle Reign FC, 8 p.m.

Aug. 24 Semifinal playoffs, TBD

Aug. 31 Championship match, TBD

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