Major League Soccer is back, and this article will explain how to watch the next Portland Timbers match and every Portland Timbers match throughout the 2022 MLS season, no matter where you live.
- How to Watch The Next Portland Timbers Game
- Watching Portland Timbers Matches All Season
- Watching Portland Timbers Matches Outside their Market
- Other Ways To Watch Nationally Televised Matches
- Portland Timbers 2022 TV Schedule
How to Watch The Next Portland Timbers Game
Below are the upcoming Portland Timbers games and how you can stream them live based on where you live.
Stream Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles FC ( 10/2/22)
Match Time: Sun, October 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT
MLS matches airing nationally will not air on the team's local in-market TV network. This game is airing nationally on ABC, which you can watch on any of the services listed below:
Watching Portland Timbers Matches All Season
Where you can watch Portland Timbers depends on a couple of factors. First, if the game is airing nationally on a network like Fox, ABC, FS1, or ESPN then you will need that network to watch regardless of where you live. If you live inside their local TV market, Portland Timbers matches that aren’t nationally televised will be on Fox 12 Plus. If you live outside the Portland Timbers market, you can watch matches on ESPN+ if they aren’t airing on a national network. I’ll cover both possibilities and the streaming services you need to watch Portland Timbers throughout the 2022 season.
Watching Portland Timbers Matches in Market
Major League Soccer handles blackouts differently than most leagues. If a match is airing nationally on Fox, ABC, FS1, or ESPN then the match won’t air on Portland Timbers’s local flagship network, Fox 12 Plus. Unfortunately, Fox 12 Plus doesn’t stream through any live TV streaming service, so your best option would be to use an antenna to watch Portland Timbers matches. An antenna won’t provide those TUDN matches, but you can watch those for free through Twitter.
While there are many different types of antennas, and finding the perfect one requires some research, generally, if you live in a city or the suburbs, you can grab a $25 Flat TV antenna. The free return policy makes it no risk. If it doesn’t get the channels you want, you can return it for your money back. If the flat antenna doesn’t perform to your expectations, then check out the following instructional guides for more details on over-the-air TV.
- Learn How to Choose a TV Antenna
- Learn How to Use One Antenna for Multiple TVs
- Learn How to Ground a TV Antenna
- Learn how to Improve Antenna TV Reception
- Record from your Antenna with an Over the Air DVR
Watching Portland Timbers Matches Outside their Market
If you live outside the Portland Timbers market, you will still need access to the channels that air national MLS broadcasts. However, games not airing nationally will be available on ESPN+ as long as you don’t live in the local market of either team playing. Hulu Live TV carries all the channels you need except for TUDN, but those matches are simulcast free on Twitter. Furthermore, Hulu Live TV is the only streaming service that lets you add ESPN+ to your subscription.
Hulu Live TV and ESPN+
Hulu Live TV includes access to Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 and includes ESPN+ for a price of costs $69.99 per month. This will allow you to watch every Portland Timbers match this season as long as you are living outside the TV market for that week’s match.
You aren’t forced into a long term contract with Hulu Live TV, and they provide the following features:
- Includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2
- Price includes ESPN+ (and Disney+)
- the ability to watch on 2 devices at the same time
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like ESPN2, ESPN, ABC, TNT, and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
Other Streaming Options
There are a few other options to watch Portland Timbers matches if you live outside their market. To watch games not airing on a national network, you can subscribe to ESPN+.
You watch ESPN+ through the ESPN App. To add ESPN+ to your ESPN app, follow these instructions:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Download and Open the ESPN app on your mobile or TV device. supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox, PlayStation and more.
- Click the Settings Gear in the upper right corner
- Select “Account Information” then “Log Into ESPN Account.” You should receive an activation code.
- Visit https://espn.com/activate on your phone or laptop and type in the code
- Log in with your ESPN+ credentials
- You should then get confirmation that your ESPN+ account is linked and now see and “ESPN+” tab in the ESPN app.
An ESPN+ subscription costs only $9.99 per month. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. However, you can select a yearly subscription for a discounted rate of $69.99 annually. In addition to ESPN, Disney also owns Hulu and the Disney+ streaming service. You can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $13.99 by signing up here! For more information on ESPN+, see our ESPN+ review.
Other Ways To Watch Nationally Televised Matches
While ESPN+ covers a big portion of your out-of-market Portland Timbers games, you will still need a way to watch National Games. The streaming service in the list below should suffice.
FuboTV – fuboTV is a live streaming service that carries Fox 12 Plus for those living in their broadcast region, along with Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, and TUDN. They offer a 1-week free trial, which you can cancel within the trial period and not be charged. It’s also cheaper than DIRECTV STREAM at $69.99. You can cancel at any time. Service is month-to-month with no long-term contract. The service supports iOS, Android, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and more. The price includes a cloud DVR and the ability to stream on 3 devices at once. (see our review of FuboTV)
DIRECTV STREAM – DIRECTV STREAM is a live streaming service that carries Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 in their “Entertainment” package for $69.99 per month after a 5-Day Free Trial. TUDN is available on their more expensive “Ultimate” package for $104.99 per month. However, any games on TUDN will also be streamed on Twitter, so you can airplay or cast any of those games from your mobile device to your TV for free, so I don’t recommend upgrading to Ultimate unless you have to. Check the schedule below to see all the national networks you will need this season. DIRECTV doesn’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel at any time. DIRECTV STREAM is supported on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Roku, and more. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to stream to 20 devices simultaneously. See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
Vidgo – Carries FS1, ESPN, and ESPN2 along with ABC and Fox in over 100 markets. Each Vidgo channel plan offers a 7-day free trial with plans starting at $59.95 per month. See our review of Vidgo for more information.
YouTube TV – Carries Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 and offers a 7-Day Free Trial. After the free trial, YouTube TV costs $64.99 per month. For more information on this streaming service, see our review of YouTube TV.
Portland Timbers 2022 TV Schedule
The schedule below shows Nationally Televised Portland Timbers matches this season and where you can watch them. Remember, if you live in Portland Timbers’s TV market, then ESPN+ will be blacked out, and you will need one of the streaming services above that carries Fox 12 Plus.
|Sun, 10/2/22||3:00 PM||Portland Timbers||Los Angeles FC||ABC|
|Sun, 10/9/22||5:00 PM||Real Salt Lake||Portland Timbers||ESPN+|
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