This Portland Timbers TV schedule every game in MLS and beyond for the Cascadia club.

The Timbers have some of the richest heritage of any team in MLS, with a legacy that dates back to the 1970s.

Portland Timbers TV Schedule

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

Founded: 2001 (First MLS Season 2011)
Stadium: Providence Park
Manager: Phil Neville
MLS Cups: 1 (2015)
Other Titles: MLS is Back (2020), MLS Cup Runners-Up (2018, 2021)

Where Can I Watch the Timbers Match?

All league and playoff games are featured live on MLS Season Pass via Apple TV. Every game can be streamed in any location with English, Spanish, and French as commentary options.

Usually once a week you’ll find a national TV game on either FOX or FS1 and FOX Deportes, which can sometimes feature Portland.

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When it comes to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, 2023 saw a mixed bag of broadcasters. The Bleacher Report Football App and YouTube channel, US Soccer’s YouTube,  CBS Sports Golazo Network, CBSSN, Paramount+, Telemundo and Peacock all had different games.

Leagues Cup however is all on MLS Season Pass, with a selection of games airing on FOX, FS1, Univision, UniMás, and TUDN. 

Likewise, CONCACAF Champions Cup has matches televised on FS1, Univision, UniMás and TUDN.

Portland Timbers History

While there were a few stops and starts along the way, the Timbers legacy goes all the way back to 1975. That’s a long time by American pro soccer standards.

The original Portland Timbers began in 1975 in the NASL, playing seven seasons, until 1982. In their first season, they finished with the top record and made the Soccer Bowl championship match, but fell to another club that was revived and lives on today, the Tampa Bay Rowdies. While those Timbers eventually disappeared, they planted the seed for the tree of soccer that absolutely thrives in Portland today.

Another team, initially called FC Portland, kicked off in 1985, competing in the second division until 1990 (and they were renamed the Timbers along the way).

The Timbers returned for good in 2001, in the form of an A-League (now USL) D2 side. This team finished as the top team in the regular season in 2004 and 2009. They were also one of the best-attended lower division clubs at the time, averaging around 10,000 fans per game by the end of their USL tenure.

In 2007, the team was purchased by Merritt Paulson, who embarked on a bid to bring MLS to the city. In 2009, Portland officially became a member of MLS. They would kick off alongside rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2011. This reunited the Cascadia NASL legacy rivalry along with the Seattle Sounders, who moved from USL to MLS in 2009.

The Timbers picked up their first, and to date only, piece of major hardware when they won MLS Cup in 2015. They’ve remained a relative strong side since, finishing runners up in the playoffs twice, in 2018 and 2021. They also won the “MLS is Back” bubble tournament during the COVID pandemic.

A historic ground

The Timbers’ home ground, Providence Park, has roots in athletics that go back to 1893. It is easily the most historic venue in MLS. In 1926, the stadium – then known as Multnomah Stadium – was first built. For many years it hosted the Portland Beavers baseball team. The Timbers, in all their forms, have played there since 1975. It was the site of Pelé’s last official game in the 1977 Soccer Bowl.

Major renovations to the venue in preparation for the Timbers move to MLS saw baseball move out. However these upgrades did not disturb the vintage character of the main stand. The NWSL’s Portland Thorns also call the stadium home.

Don’t miss a Portland Timbers Match

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