Timbers announce schedule for 2023 MLS regular season
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Major League Soccer today announced the full 34-game, 2023 regular-season schedule for the Portland Timbers. In their 13th season in MLS, the Timbers will open their campaign against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Providence Park; kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).

For the first time in MLS and club history, all Timbers and MLS matches will be streamed live on Apple TV+ through the MLS Season Pass subscription in English and Spanish. Additionally, Portland will have six national television matches (2 home, 4 away) on FOX Sports Networks.

The Timbers are set to square off against six Eastern Conference opponents in the 2023 campaign – three at home (Chicago Fire FC, Columbus Crew SC, New York City FC) and three on the road (Atlanta United FC, C.F. Montreal, FC Cincinnati). Notably, the Timbers will take on NYCFC for the first time since playing them in the 2021 MLS Cup at Providence Park. Additionally, Portland will travel for road matches against both C.F. Montreal and FC Cincinnati for the first time since 2019 along with the team’s first trip to Atlanta since the 2018 MLS Cup.

The MLS regular season will begin earlier than ever before, kicking off on Saturday, Feb. 25 and running through Decision Day, the regular season finale, on Saturday, Oct. 21. The Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs directly follow the regular season, with three consecutive weeks of action leading up to the 2023 MLS Cup on Saturday, Nov. 5. Notably, this is the first season in MLS history that the league will pause regular season play alongside Liga MX in late July and early August of the 2023 campaign to compete in the 2023 Leagues Cup. Details on the Leagues Cup season will be released at a later date.

Schedule Breakdown:
Home Dates by Day of the Week:

Wednesday (3), Saturday (13), Sunday (1)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Tuesday (1), Wednesday (1), Saturday (12), Sunday (3)

Games by Month:
February (1), March (4), April (5), May (5), June (5), July (3), August (3), September (6), October (2)

Home Dates by Month:
February (1), March (2), April (1), May (3), June (3), July (1), August (2), September (3), October (1)

Road Dates by Month:
March (2), April (4), May (2), June (2), July (2), August (1), September (3), October (1)

Eastern Conference Opponents at Home:
Chicago Fire FC, Columbus Crew SC, New York City FC

Eastern Conference Opponents Away:
Atlanta United FC, C.F. Montreal, FC Cincinnati

2023 Portland Timbers Schedule (home matches in bold)
All matches are Pacific time

Date Opponent Kickoff Television
Saturday, Feb. 25 Sporting Kansas City 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, March 4 @LAFC 1:30 p.m. FOX/FOX Deportes
Saturday, March 11 St. Louis City SC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, March 18 @Atlanta United FC 4:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, March 25 LA Galaxy 1:30 p.m. FOX/FOX Deportes
Saturday, April 1 @FC Dallas 5:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, April 8 @Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, April 15 Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, April 22 @FC Cincinnati 4:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, April 29 @St. Louis City SC 5:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, May 6 Austin FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, May 13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Wednesday, May 17 @Real Salt Lake 6:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, May 20 Minnesota United FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Sunday, May 28 @Sporting Kansas City 12 p.m. Apple
Saturday, June 3 @Seattle Sounders FC 1:30 p.m. FOX/FOX Deportes
Sunday, June 11 FC Dallas 7 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes
Saturday, June 17 @San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m. Apple
Wednesday, June 21 Chicago Fire FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, June 24 New York City FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, July 1 @Minnesota United FC 5:30 p.m. Apple
Tuesday, July 4 @Colorado Rapids 6:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, July 15 Columbus Crew SC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Sunday, August 20 Houston Dynamo FC 5:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, August 26 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Wednesday, August 30 Real Salt Lake 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, September 2 @Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, September 9 LAFC 7:30 p.m. Apple
Sunday, September 17 @Austin FC 5:30 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes
Wednesday, September 20 San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, September 23 Colorado Rapids 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, September 30 @LA Galaxy 7:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, October 7 @C.F Montreal 4:30 p.m. Apple
Saturday, October 21 Houston Dynamo FC TBD Apple

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