PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers schedule for the 2016 season was released Thursday.

The MLS Cup champions will open the season March 6 when they host the Columbus Crew, the team they beat in the MLS Cup Final in November, in a nationally televised game.

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The Timbers will square off against the rival Sounders three times this season, with two of the games at Providence Park. The earliest matchup is July 17. All three matches will be nationally televised.

Portland will finish the season on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps, which means the Cascadia Cup champion might be decided on the final day of the regular season.

For the Timbers’ full schedule, click here.

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