It appears we know what the Portland Timbers will be wearing as their primary kit in 2015 and 2016, and, consistent with adidas’s new soccer marketing campaign, there are haters. Lots of them.
First sighting of the 2015 @TimbersFC shirt? @Footy_Headlines @footballshirt @footballfashion pic.twitter.com/yOZsS1SPQj— J.O. (@0xC5D40) February 1, 2015
Immediate reaction on Twitter was suboptimal.
#tbt to a time when there was still hope for humanity pic.twitter.com/5t9MmdTKeZ— Michael Orr (@MichaelOrrFtbl) February 1, 2015
Fugly. #RCTID— Andrew Ryan (@AndrewRyan27) February 1, 2015
Designed the new kit. #WhatMarcelinDid #RCTID— Nathan Moe (@NMoe) February 1, 2015
There's no way that's the new kit. It's too bad. Think about how many people would have had to look at it and say, "That looks good!" No way— Kelly McLain (@22squirrels) February 1, 2015
UPDATE: After a few hours of reflection, reaction does not appear to have improved substantially.
@ChrisRifer Portland, your jerseys woof ! pic.twitter.com/3Et7MR4R0k— Mitchell Flies (@mflies23) February 1, 2015
So great to sleep in today, have a leisurely coffee. Let's see how #rctid is doing post preseason win.... Oh no. Oh, dear God, NOOOOOOO!— GOODWIN (@GOODWINTRACKS) February 1, 2015
Maybe that's the T2 kit? Great motivational tool. "You play hard men and you can take this kit off" #RCTID— MAJOR ICYMI (@Pete_OR) February 1, 2015
Although disapproval appears to be widespread, the feeling was technically not unanimous.
Unpopular opinion time: I think the leaked #RCTID jersey looks awesome. But I won't be buying one, of course. #cf97— ... (@serenosaur) February 1, 2015