Post by Yeseeka on Jan 28, 2017 12:47:00 GMT -8
The Portland Timbers will look to make their way back to the MLS Cup in 2017. The 2015 MLS Cup champions are set to embark on their seventh season in the MLS. They failed to make the playoffs last season with, falling to the Vancouver Whitecaps, 4-1 in the season finale.
The Timbers' returnees include midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe; midfielders Diego Veleri, Ben Zemanski and Diego Chara; forward Fanendo Adi; defenders Nat Borchers and Liam Ridgewell; and goalkeeper Jake Gleeson. Caleb Porter has helmed the team since mid way through the 2012 season.
The Timbers open the 2017 regular season on March 3 with a home match against the expansion Minnesota United FC. They play Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC three times each. They don't match up against Seattle until May 27. Portland meets Vancouver for the first time on April 22, at home, and for the second time in two years closes out the season at home against Whitecaps. The Timbers also meet Seattle and Vancouver once each during the pre-season.
In the schedule below, nationally televised games (ESPN networks, FOX, Fox Sports 1 and UniMas) are noted, as are regional broadcasts (ROOT Sports), and local broadcasts (KPTV/KPDX). All Timbers games are broadcast on one of those channels. Local and regional broadcasts will be added to the schedule as they are announced.
The Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, located at 1844 SW Morrison in downtown Portland. Home games are noted in Bold Green.
All times on this schedule are pacific time and are subject to change.
Fri., March 3 -- Minnesota United FC (W 5-1)
Sun., March 12 -- at Los Angeles Galaxy, 4 p.m. (W 1-0)
Sat., Mach 18 -- Houston Dynamo (4-2)
Sat., March 25 -- at Columbus Crew SC (L 2-3)
Sun., April 2 -- New England Revolution, 6 p.m. (Draw 1-1)
Sat., April 8 -- at Philadelphia Union (W 3-1)
Sat., April 15 -- Sporting Kansas City (L 0-1)
Sat., April 22 -- Vancouver Whitecaps FC (W 2-1)
Sat., April 29 -- at FC Dallas (D 2-2)
Sat., May 6 -- at San Jose Earthquakes (L 0-3)
Sun., May 14 -- Atlanta United FC (D 1-1)
Sat., May 20 -- at Montreal Impact (L 1-4)
Sat., May 27 -- at Seattle Sounders FC (L 0-1)
Fri., June 2 -- San Jose Earthquakes (W 2-0)
Sat., June 10 -- FC Dallas (W 2-0)
Sat., June 17 -- at Colorado Rapids (L 0-1)
Wed., June 21 -- at Minnesota United FC (L 2-3)
Sun., June 25 -- Seattle Sounders FC (D 2-2)
Sat., July 1 -- at Sporting Kansas City (D 1-1)
Wed., July 5 -- Chicago Fire (D 2-2)
Wed., July 19 -- Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. (L 0-3)
Sun., July 23 -- at Vancouver Whitecaps (L 1-2)
Sat., July 29 -- at Houston Dynamo (D 2-2)
Sun., Aug. 6 -- Los Angeles Galaxy (W 3-1)
Sat., Aug. 12 -- at Toronto FC (L 1-4)
Fri., Aug. 18 -- New York Red Bulls (W 2-0)
Wed., Aug. 23 -- Colorado Rapids (W 2-1)
Sun., Aug. 27 -- at Seattle Sounders FC (D 1-1)
Sat., Sept. 9 -- at New York City FC (W 1-0)
Sat., Sept. 16 -- at Real Salt Lake (L 1-2)
Sun., Sept. 24 -- Orlando City SC (W 3-0)
Sat., Sept. 30 -- at San Jose Earthquakes (L 1-2)
Sun., Oct. 15 -- DC United (W 4-0)
Sun., Oct. 22 -- Vancouver Whitecaps FC (W 2-1)
Sun., Oct. 30 -- at Houston Dynamo - 1st leg (D 0-0)
Sun., Nov. 5 -- Houston Dynamo - 2nd leg (L 1-2)
Timbers eliminated from playoffs
OPPONENTS' HOME STADIUMS
Colorado Rapids -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colorado
Columbus Crew -- Mapfire Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
FC Dallas -- Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Houston Dynamo -- BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Los Angeles Galaxy -- Stubhub Center; Carson, California
Minnesota United FC -- TCF bank Stadium; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Montreal Impact -- Saputo Stadium; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
New York City FC -- Yankee Stadium; The Bronx, New York
Philadelphia Union -- Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pennsylvania
Real Salt Lake -- Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
San Jose Earthquakes -- Avaya Stadium; San Jose, California
Seattle Sounders -- CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Washington
Sporting Kansas City -- Children's Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kansas
Toronto FC -- BMO Field; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vancouver Whitecaps FC -- BC Place; Vancouver, British Columbia
Note: The Timbers do not play road matches against the Chicago Fire, DC United, New York Red Bulls or Orlando City FC this season.
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