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Timbers Announce Broadcast Details for 2020 Season

February 12, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Portland Timbers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers today unveiled their complete broadcast schedule for the 2020 Major League Soccer season.

Including 13 nationally televised matches, all 34 of the Timbers' regular-season matches will be broadcast live both on television and radio for a 10th consecutive season in 2020. Once again this season, play-by-play announcer Jake Zivin, color analyst Ross Smith and on-field analyst Nat Borchers will call the action on the television broadcast. The club's broadcast partners FOX 12 and ROOT SPORTS will air the club's regional television broadcasts, as they have each season since the Timbers' inaugural MLS campaign in 2011.

In 2020, FOX 12 will serve as the primary broadcast network with 14 matches on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX). KFBI in Medford and KEVU in Eugene will continue to televise all games also airing on FOX 12 PLUS. ROOT SPORTS will deliver seven matches across the Northwest region to cable and satellite homes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Additionally, ROOT SPORTS also will re-air completed Timbers matches throughout the season.

FOX 12, Home of the Timbers, will take an immersive approach to producing a regular series of Timbers Insider content. In the days leading up to each match, fans will see these exclusive features aired across a variety of FOX 12's highly rated newscasts. These segments will collectively replace the former program, "Timbers in 30." FOX 12 Timbers Insider content will also be viewable at

Portland's 13 games on national television include broadcasts on ABC, ESPN and FS1.

On the radio side, 750 The Game (KXTG) will serve as the team's flagship station once again in 2020. Play-by-play announcer Keith Bleyer returns for his ninth season as part of the Timbers broadcast team along with Joe Sleven, who played collegiate soccer at the University of Portland, in his third season on KXTG. Fletcher Johnson returns for his 10th season as host of the pregame, halftime and postgame radio shows.

In addition to match broadcasts, 750 The Game, which has served as a flagship station of the club for each of its first nine MLS seasons, airs the Timbers' weekly program, "Talk Timbers," each Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. (Pacific). "Talk Timbers" features interviews with coaches, players and club representatives and covers both Timbers and MLS news.

2020 Portland Timbers Schedule (home matches in bold, CAPS)

Date Opponent Kickoff Television

Sunday, March 1 MINNESOTA UNITED FC 4:30 p.m. FS1

Sunday, March 8 NASHVILLE SC 4 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, March 15 @New England Revolution 10:30 a.m. ROOT SPORTS

Sunday, March 22 @Los Angeles FC 6 p.m. FS1

Saturday, March 28 PHILADELPHIA UNION 7:30 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, April 4 @Houston Dynamo 3 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

Saturday, April 11 FC DALLAS 7:30 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Sunday, April 19 @Atlanta United FC 3:30 p.m. FS1

Saturday, April 25 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 7 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, May 2 LA GALAXY 12:30 p.m. ABC

Saturday, May 9 @Real Salt Lake 6 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Sunday, May 17 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 p.m. FS1

Saturday, May 23 @Minnesota United FC 5 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

Wednesday, May 27 @Chicago Fire FC 5 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, May 30 @Orlando City SC 4:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

Saturday, June 13 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2 p.m. ESPN

Wednesday, June 17 COLORADO RAPIDS 7:30 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Sunday, June 21 @New York Red Bulls 2 p.m. FS1

Sunday, June 28 @Sporting Kansas City 3:30 p.m. FS1

Wednesday, July 1 COLUMBUS CREW SC 7:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

Sunday, July 5 @Nashville FC 4 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, July 11 @Colorado Rapids 6 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, July 18 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 7:30 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, July 25 HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

Sunday, Aug. 2 @LA Galaxy 7 p.m. FS1

Saturday, Aug. 8 FC CINCINNATI 7:30 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Sunday, Aug. 16 INTER MIAMI CF 6 p.m. FS1

Saturday, Aug. 22 @Seattle Sounders FC 1 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, Aug. 30 LOS ANGELES FC 6 p.m. FS1

Saturday, Sept. 5 @FC Dallas 5:30 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, Sept. 12 @San Jose Earthquakes 7 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, Sept. 19 TORONTO FC 6 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Saturday, Sept. 26 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 p.m. FOX 12 PLUS

Sunday, Oct. 4 @Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

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