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Portland Timbers Release New, Excellent Home Kits

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With most of the greater Portland metro area paralyzed by snow, the Portland Timbers have provided a beacon of hope in these trying times; this morning the Timbers released their new 2017-18 home kit.

We first got a glimpse of the kit back in the tail-end of November when Merritt Paulson tweeted a photo of Diego Valeri lacing up his boots in the clearly retro-inspired green, artfully covering up much of the torso with a raised knee. Now, however, we have an unobstructed view of the kit in all its glory.

Seen in full, the new kit is a clear evolution of the Timbers’ popular 2014-15 green third kits. Sporting a deeper “Ponderosa Green” than last season’s chevron kits and “Raven’s Gold” piping and accents, the new kits are clean and simple.

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Of course, there are plenty of details to note on the new kits as well.

  • Alaskan Airlines remains the Timbers’ jersey sponsor and the new kit features the modern Alaska logo, rather than the retro logo that was featured on the green thirds.
  • The kit features a sublimated flannel pattern in its fabric that can be seen in the club’s close up shots and in some instances seems to give the appearance of a striped kit.
  • Above the players names on the back there are the crossed “Stand Together” axes of the Timbers’ community involvement initiative.
  • On the inside of the neck line, the kits read, “There’s a party in Portland - No one’s sleeping tonight”.
  • As always, the primaries feature the Portland city flag as a jock tag.

What do you think of the new kits? Where do they rate now that you have seen them in all their glory?