PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Thorns announced yesterday that four matches will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Northwest, in addition to all matches being streamed in high definition on YouTube.

The Thorns will broadcast the first match of this new partnership with the season opener April 12 at 5:00pm PDT (7:00pm CDT) vs. Houston from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, though the match will be broadcast via tape-delay.

Other matches broadcast on CSNNW will be May 14 at Houston, June 25 vs. Sky Blue FC, and August 3 vs. Houston.

Ann Schatz returns as play-by-play announcer for her second season behind the microphone, and will be joined in the booth by former Thorns defender Marian Dougherty.