The Portland Timbers, one of the elder statesmen of soccer in North America, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a fresh new home kit. The newest primary for Portland, released Tuesday as part of Jersey Week, will also mark their fifth season in Major League Soccer. The Rose City club were just one point shy of reaching the MLS Playoffs in 2014.
Portland’s home kit features both shades of green: the darker ponderosa and the lighter moss, in addition to bits of white. The collar has a unique triangular inset at the front in moss green with some trim on the shoulders.
The neck line inside is a shout-out to the Timbers Army, with the chant “Let It Rain, Let It Pour, Let the Portland Timbers Score” in green text. The background has white and moss green.
The back of the shirt has a white 3D embossed wordmark under a moss green arched stripe under the collar.
The adidas three-stripe trim on the sleeves are white, with the new MLS logos appearing in the team colors of ponderosa green and white with moss green trim as the shield outline.
The jersey itself has a nice chevron with a white double stripe and moss green taking up the middle. The chevron represents the three major leagues the Timbers played in their forty-year history (Original NASL, A-League/USL, MLS). Alaska Airlines returns as shirt sponsor.
The jocktag has a circle logo with an axe in the middle of two numbers, 5 and 40. The 5 is for the fifth season in MLS, while 40 stands for the 40 years of history for the Timbers. The kit comes complete with white shorts with ponderosa green stripes and trim, and ponderosa green with white adidas stripes at the top with a moss green and white stripe in the middle with a Timbers wordmark in ponderosa green over the moss.
The 2015/16 Portland Timbers home kit is available now at WorldSoccerShop.com and other fine retailers.