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.
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.
Green, gold & gorgeous— Diego Valeri (@DiegoDv8) January 11, 2017
What do you think of the new kits? Where do they rate now that you have seen them in all their glory?