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Get Your First Glimpse of the New Portland Timbers Jerseys During Jersey Week

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Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Good news, everybody! We will finally get to see the new Portland Timbers home kits for the first time ever on March 3rd as a part of Major League Soccer's third annual Jersey Week. With every team's kit still totally under wraps and not a single team owner pledging to "leak" their kits on their own terms in the future, the week should be full of fun surprises for fans of MLS.

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We have all seen the pictures of the new Timbers' kit out in the wild thanks to a series of unflattering leaks over the course of the last month. A week from today, however, we will finally see the Timbers jerseys on Timbers players, a move that will undoubtedly make them look much better.

While the fundamental design of the kit may be up for debate, it is hard to make a convincing case that they are not improved by being worn by professional athletes.

The Timbers will always have a high bar set for the team by a demanding fan base and a pair of stellar freshman kits when they entered the league in 2011. Since those beloved first MLS kits, and the following third kits, the Timbers have yet to release a kit that has been acclaimed by the fans in the same way.

The MLS press release:

Major League Soccer Announces Third Annual Jersey Week

Major League Soccer Announces Third Annual Jersey Week
Every MLS Club Will Unveil At Least One New Jersey Ahead of the 2015 MLS Season
NEW YORK (February 24, 2015) – In advance of the 2015 MLS season, Major League Soccer today announced its third annual Jersey Week. This concept, which will come to life in MLS markets across the United States and Canada, celebrates the art, detail and nuance behind every club’s jersey and the passion that supporters have for their club.
Jersey Week will take place February 28 – March 7, 2015. There will be local events where each MLS club will unveil at least one new primary or secondary jersey.
Over the course of Jersey Week, MLS clubs will share the story behind the making of their new jersey with their supporters and will focus on the art and detail that went into the collaborative process with adidas, MLS’ exclusive uniform supplier.
"In everything we do at adidas, our number one priority is to help athletes perform at their highest levels," said Liam Hoban, Director Sports Marketing, adidas Soccer. "To kick off our 20th year of partnership with Major League Soccer, we created new kits for the 2015 season that feature our most innovative apparel technologies. We take pride in helping the League design jerseys that represent each club and its passionate fan base."
All twenty MLS clubs will unveil at least one new shirt in 2015, including New York City FC and Orlando City SC, MLS’ two expansion clubs.
"We have built a platform where our Clubs can collectively unveil their new jerseys," said Maribeth Towers, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, MLS. "The feedback that we’ve received from our fans has been tremendous and we’re seeing significant growth year-over-year."
There will be Jersey Week coverage on MLSsoccer.com and a social media campaign using the #JerseyWeek hashtag.
MLS clubs will announce additional details on their local events in the coming days.
Jersey Week Schedule:
Club
Launch Jersey
Date
Venue
Time
Private or Public
Secondary
3/2/2015
Digital w/ events throughout week
9am CT
Public
Secondary
3/5/2015
The Tavern Downtown
7 - 9pm MT
Public
Primary & Secondary
3/3/2015
Bluestone
6 - 8:30pm ET
Public
Secondary
2/8/2015
Pinstripes, Georgetown
2 - 5pm ET
Private
Secondary
3/5/2015
Fashion Institute Gallery
7 - 10pm CT
Public
Primary
3/3/2015
Washington Ave. Street Party
6:30p CT
Public
Secondary
3/2/2015
Digital w/ Event Next Day
10am PT
Public
Secondary
2/28/2015
Stade Olympique
7:30pm ET
Public
NE Revolution
Secondary
3/3/2015
House of Blues - Boston, MA
6 - 9pm ET
Public
NYCFC
Secondary
11/2/2014
Modell’s -Times Square
4:30 - 6pm ET
Public
NY Red Bulls
Primary
3/3/2015
Webster Hall
6:30 - 11:30pm ET
Private
Orlando City SC
Secondary
3/3/2015
Church Street Exchange
6:00pm ET
Public w/ registration and purchase of ticket
Secondary
3/3/2015
Dave and Buster's
Evening ET
Public
Portland Timbers
Primary
3/3/2015
The Exchange Ballroom
5 - 7pm PT
Private
Secondary
3/1/2015
Broadcast unveil w/ event the next day
12pm MT
Public
Secondary
3/3/2015 (tentative)
Avaya Stadium
5:30 - 7:30pm PT
TBD
Primary & Secondary
3/5/2015
Sounders FC Clubhouse
6:30 - 8:30pm PT
Private
Primary
3/4/2015
Uptown Shoppes Event Space
7pm CT
Public
Primary
2/26/2015
Via local TV broadcast
3pm ET
Public
3/7/2015
Retail Launch: Viewing Party @ Fountain Blu
4:30 - 9pm ET
Public
Primary
2/23/2015
Via Local Morning TV Broadcast
8:30am PT
n/a
3/2/2015
Retail Launch: The Commodore Ballroom
6 - 8pm PT