This Portland Thorns TV schedule has each match from one of the best-supporters women’s clubs on the planet.

The Thorns were charter members of the NWSL in 2013, and like their local men’s counterparts, play in front of one of the best atmospheres anywhere in American sports. They are also one of most most decorated clubs in their league.

Portland Thorns TV Schedule

Portland Thorns on TV and streaming: U.S. only:

  • Sunday, June 16

  • Sunday, June 23

    • 04:00 PM ET

      Portland Thorns FC vs. Kansas City Current (NWSL)

      • NWSL+
      • NWSL+
  • Saturday, June 29

    • 10:00 PM ET

      Utah Royals vs. Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)

Founded: 2012 (First NWSL Season 2013)
Stadium: Providence Park
Manager: Mike Norris
NWSL Titles: 3 (2013, 2017, 2022)
Other Titles: NWSL Shield (2016, 2021), Challenge Cup (2021), International Champions Cup (2021), NWSL Community Shield (2020)

Where Can I Watch the Thorns Match?

Starting in 2024, the NWSL has a four-year national broadcast rights deal split between ESPN, CBS, Amazon, and Scripps Sports (ION).

Friday night games each week will feature on Amazon’s Prime Video service. Prime video will also carry one of the league’s playoff quarterfinals.

The CBS Television Network and CBS Sports Network will air a minimum of 21 games throughout the year, including a quarterfinal, semifinal, and the NWSL Championship all on the main CBS network. Games on over-the-air CBS will also stream on Paramount+, the network’s subscription video on demand and live streaming service.

20 games will be televised on ESPN platforms (either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPN Deportes). All of these games will be simulcast live on the streaming service ESPN+.

And finally, 50 regular season matches are set to be aired on the ION TV network (available over-the-air and on most cable/satellite plans) as part pf 25 Saturday night doubleheaders.

The remaining regular season matches not part of the national TV schedule will be streamed directly by the NWSL.

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Portland Thorns History

The Thorns arrived as a brand new team in the NWSL when the league launched in 2013. The Thorns name comes from Portland’s nickname of “Rose City”, and the crest features a stylized rose and thorn motif. This also inspired the name of the club’s supporters group, the Rose City Riveters.

The club has shared (as of Fall 2023) ownership, it’s home ground, and the acronym “PTFC” with the MLS Portland Timbers.

The Thorns’ first head coach was Cindy Barlow Cone – now president of the USSF. They’d go on to win the inaugural NWSL title in 2013, featuring star players such as Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath and others. In addition to on-field success, the club have been winners at the gate.

Portland has set the pace for women’s club attendance in the USA, routinely packing Providence Park with boisterous crowds that bring all the trimmings of elite support – chants, tifo displays, smoke, you name it.

In their first decade of existence, the Thorns have proven to be an elite squad. They’ve won the NWSL Championship three times, the Shield for best regular season record twice, and one each of the Challenge Cup, Community Shield and Women’s ICC.

However, the sterling image of the Thorns was severely damaged in 2020. The club was at the center of an abuse scandal that rocked the league, centering on former coach Paul Riley. The allegations led to, among other things, Riley losing his job with North Carolina, the firing of Thorns/Timbers GM Gavin Wilkinson and club president of business Mike Golub, and owner Merritt Paulson stepping down as CEO.

As of late 2022, Paulson intends on selling the Thorns – but remaining in control of the Timbers and Providence Park.

Don’t miss a Portland Thorns Match

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