Portland Timbers 2011 Adidas Football Kits

Portland Timbers 2011 adidas football kits

The Portland Timbers and Alaska Airlines, official jersey partner of the MLS club, unveiled the team’s official uniforms, training wear and apparel line that will be featured during the Timbers’ inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season in 2011. 

Dubbed “Runway on the Runway,” the event was held in the 64,000-square-foot hangar of Alaska Airlines’ sister carrier, Horizon Air, at Portland International Airport. Timbers players and Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees revealed the team’s official look to some 1,000 fans and supporters. To further mark the occasion, Alaska Airlines unveiled a specially themed Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with “Proud Jersey Sponsor” alongside the team logo and iconic green, yellow and white Timbers scarf.

The team’s primary jersey, produced by adidas, the official athletic sponsor and product supplier of MLS since the league’s inception in 1996, features a Ponderosa green that pays tribute to the Timbers’ rich history and exciting future in MLS. The body fabric, which prominently displays the Alaska Airlines logo and Timbers primary logo, is specially engineered with the Timbers signature chevron repeating down the middle, tying together the two shades of green that make up the body of the shirt. The classic look reflects the diversity of color one would see in a lush Oregon forest.

Portland Timbers 2011 adidas football kits

The primary jersey also pays homage to the team’s passionate supporter’s group, the Timbers Army, and further celebrates the team’s unique history with an axe prominently featured on the back of the neck and a subtle, lower-back emboss of a rising sun.

The white sleeves of the primary jersey provide a modern twist to the split-jersey design, while the jersey features adidas’ FORMOTIONTM technology that allows maximum athletic movement as well as CLIMACOOLTM technology that combines moisture-wicking fabric and mesh construction in the player’s highest heat zones to improve body ventilation and keep the athlete at optimum temperature. Piping around the shoulders and engineered rib give the jersey further definition.

Portland’s primary jersey can be worn with either white or dark green shorts, and the on-field look becomes complete with dark green socks that feature the Timbers axe.

Portland Timbers 2011 adidas football kits

The secondary jersey was inspired by the unrivaled passion and pride in Portland – the Rose City. Also featuring a similar split-jersey design and the familiar Alaska Airlines script, the secondary jersey features two shades of red, with the body fabric specially engineered by adidas with Rose City thorns repeating down the middle and a new Rose City logo badge prominently displayed opposite the team’s primary crest on the front of the jersey.

White sleeves again provide a modern element to the secondary jersey, while the “Rose City” verbiage on the back of the neck and printed thorn back-neck taping further call to its inspiration.

The secondary uniform is rounded out by white shorts with Rose City red adidas stripes and red socks that feature the “Rose City” verbiage.

In total, more than 30 pieces were unveiled at the runway event, including a team training jersey that will be used at Timbers training sessions, a full-zip jacket that will be seen in the stands during Timbers games, and a presentation suit jacket that will be seen on the sidelines during the team’s inaugural MLS season in 2011.

Fans are invited to purchase new Timbers apparel at the Portland Timbers Downtown Team Store, located at 519 SW 6th Ave., that officially opens at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and online. Secondary jerseys will be available in early 2011.

Thanks to Krap

Portland Timbers 2011 adidas football kits


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Guest
+18 # Guest 2010-12-10 05:44
I suppose purists might gripe but these are actually really class kits.
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Banned in DC
+12 # Banned in DC 2010-12-10 18:26
These might be the best MLS kits. Love the little details, and love that the away kit has its own theme. The subtle halving with the chevrons/thorns is great.
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+7 # Guest 2010-12-10 19:43
Weren't you just saying yesterday that MLS clubs don't branch out into other colors with their away kits? It's nice to see Portland doing it. Hopefully they have started a trend.
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+5 # Guest 2010-12-11 01:13
No, that was me, and so I'm glad to see these kits. Nice to see that people might actually be influenced by Hibs and Arsenal.
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timbersarmy
+7 # timbersarmy 2010-12-11 06:29
I guess you could call me a purist... but I think they're fantastic! Love the away kit and the Rose City crest. It really seems that adidas's designers put a lot of thought into these... as they should, because they are, after all, a Portland-based company.
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+5 # Guest 2010-12-10 05:58
Mls has done way better with their jerseys this year compared to the past...not bad at all....simple sponsership as usual...one thing i love about MLS jersey's is that they always have clean sponserships that dont overwhelm the kit
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-12 23:10
Have you seen the NY Red Bulls Kit? :-*
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+13 # Guest 2010-12-10 07:59
Nice. I like that they went with the Rose City motif for the alternate, and not just a reverse of the home kit.
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FortyFour
-1 # FortyFour 2010-12-10 09:19
I love both shirts. Absolutely fantastic.

I'd like to know what the green shirt (second from right), with the neon stripes is.

It's too similar to the home shirt to be a 3rd shirt. It could be an away goalkeeper's top, but I can't see them being able to wear it against Seattle.

Maybe it's just a training top. It doesn't seem to be mentioned in the article.
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+4 # Guest 2010-12-10 09:55
It says that they unveiled their official uniforms, training wear and apparel lines- so i think that it is just a training top. nice though.
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0 # Guest 2010-12-13 11:42
"including a team training jersey"
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-3 # Guest 2010-12-10 10:52
their previous nike kits were sooo much better. its so lame to have one supplier for the whole league...
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-19 # Guest 2010-12-10 10:55
adidas will never get better until they make at least some kits without the three stripes on sleeves and shorts.. real talk. they are the most boring out there
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-6 # banggoesthenilnildraw 2010-12-10 11:05
Quoting blah:
adidas will never get better until they make at least some kits without the three stripes on sleeves and shorts.. real talk. they are the most boring out there


blah just registered as "banggoesthenilnildraw"
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+8 # Guest 2010-12-10 19:21
Quoting blah:
adidas will never get better until they make at least some kits without the three stripes on sleeves and shorts.. real talk. they are the most boring out there

then its not a adidas kit mate 8)
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+8 # Guest 2010-12-11 18:20
Quoting blah:
adidas will never get better until they make at least some kits without the three stripes on sleeves and shorts.. real talk. they are the most boring out there


Complaining about the three stripes is like complaining about the ball being round.
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-10 14:37
That's the norm here in the US.
NFL- reebok
NBA- adidas
MLB- Majestic

But each team can use any font for their shirt numbers
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0 # Guest 2010-12-10 18:23
Not MLS -- all teams have the same font for their numbers.
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+2 # Guest 2010-12-10 20:58
NFL goin to Nike in 2012.
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timbersarmy
0 # timbersarmy 2010-12-13 05:43
Their previous kits may have looked nice but they had some serious quality control issues. The crest and sponsor were cheaply ironed on and came off after a few washes. The club had to release a statement on their website basically saying not to buy the kit because of the aforementioned problem.
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-5 # Guest 2010-12-10 13:30
I dont really like them. :oops:
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-2 # Guest 2010-12-10 14:53
nice kits but not liking the sponsor logo
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+3 # Guest 2010-12-10 14:56
I'm actually a fan - while their green kit this past year was cleaner, their alternate is stellar and surpasses nearly all of the current MLS kits. Instantly recognizable (ala Seattle) but not nearly as jarring.
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-6 # Guest 2010-12-10 17:16
THERE KINDA NICE BUT DO NOT LIKE THE GOALIE KIT
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+2 # Guest 2010-12-10 17:27
I don't see any pics of the goalie kit...cite your source.
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-5 # Guest 2010-12-10 19:53
Quoting Anonymous:
I don't see any pics of the goalie kit...cite your source.


Um take a look at the first picture.

I love the GK kit. That should have been the home kit. Love the yellow stripes on green and they goal all the way down the sleeve which is something most people complain about with recent Adidas kits. Lately they have been cutting off the stripes and it sometimes looks a little goofie. Ala the real home and away kits.
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-10 21:00
Thats the training shirt. Why would they make their goalie shirt the same exact color as their home shirt?
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-1 # Guest 2010-12-11 16:03
Quoting Be There:
Thats the training shirt. Why would they make their goalie shirt the same exact color as their home shirt?


Yeah my bad. I was thinking that after I posted but it still seems like a GK kit to me. Either way I like that kit better than the actual kit. Actual kit is nice but I'm not big on the sleeves. It works with the red kit for some reason but not the green one. Maybe that's because they have some flabby guy wearing it tucked in. Haha.
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LG 360 bayb
+1 # LG 360 bayb 2010-12-10 17:58
The away kit is an interesting insight to what adidas would produce for Arsenal. Not sure how I feel about it. Too much red on a white sleeve.
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-10 17:59
Wow, those jerseys are hella sick! :-) BIackburn mixed with Arsenal... crazy design idea and I think it looks great. Love the away kit especially with "Rose City" patch. Very nice Timbers, can't wait to watch the Galaxy whoop on ya when you're wearing these. ;-)
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+2 # Guest 2010-12-10 19:09
why do some MLS teams have FC in there names if they say soccer??... if thats the case why is the league called MLS instead of MLF??
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+2 # Guest 2010-12-10 19:50
Quoting Dylan Murphy:
why do some MLS teams have FC in there names if they say soccer??... if thats the case why is the league called MLS instead of MLF??


I don't know. I never really thought about that. But I hope more clubs do it and it starts to turn the tide in America to calling the sport it's real name. Football. I hate saying soccer and rarely do unless I'm around people who are not fans of the sport.
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-6 # Guest 2010-12-10 21:17
The sport is called soccer. It was called soccer in england long before it was called football. Research the word, you'll probably be very surprised.

This is America, you should be proud of the place youre from.
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-11 16:06
Quoting Be There:
The sport is called soccer. It was called soccer in england long before it was called football. Research the word, you'll probably be very surprised.

This is America, you should be proud of the place youre from.


Who said I wasn't proud of America? I just don't like calling the sport soccer because for many in America soccer is such a lame sport. Well it's not lame to me and I want to call it Football, because that's what 99% of the World calls it. I could care less what the origins are. It's called Football Now.
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+2 # Guest 2010-12-13 19:15
Wrong. It's called Association Football to differ from Rugby Football, and "Association" was shortened to "Assoc.", or "Soccer".

It was never used as a word for the sport in England aside from that.
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+1 # Guest 2011-01-02 01:53
Quoting :
why do some MLS teams have FC in there names if they say soccer??... if thats the case why is the league called MLS instead of MLF??

Because it's far too close to "MILF"? :-*
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+7 # Guest 2010-12-10 21:21
I'm a Sounders supporter and even I have to tip my cap. Those kits are fantastic. The change kit is one of the best I've seen in any league. Well done, Portland.
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timbersarmy
+4 # timbersarmy 2010-12-11 06:33
Wish I could say the same, haha
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-2 # Guest 2010-12-10 21:32
OK. THE KITS LOOK PRETTY NICE...GO FAR I SEE TWO MLS TEAM ..WITH NICE KITS FOR THE 2011 CAMPAIN,. HUSTON DYNAMO AND THE TIMBERS,..SPORTING KC THEY HAVE A NICE LOGO BUT ..JERSEY WISE I DONT I SEE SOME DESIGN OF SOME NICE ONE .THE OWNER PROBABLY DONT BUY IT ..WELL I WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY TO SEE WHICH MLS GANNA THE HOTTEST JERSEY FOR THE 2011 CAMPAIN ..FOR THE DYNAMO IN THE LEAD YEAH THERE KITS JUST THAT EUROPEAN LOOK AND THE TIMBERS SECONDS..
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timbersarmy
+1 # timbersarmy 2010-12-11 10:01
Also, in case anyone's interested, here's an article by the local newspaper here in Portland, providing a little background on the design of the shirt:
www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/12/adidas_america_offices_in_port.html
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-11 11:18
one word : beautiful

i just took a look a the MLS Shop website, could someone tell me the difference between the "jersey" and the "authentic jersey" ? beside the american (or canadian) flag on the left sleeve ?

thanks y'all
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0 # Guest 2010-12-11 21:12
Slightly better fabric, and the crests are iron on as opposed to sewn on. I know the iron on for the authentic seems like it's cheaper than the sewn on, but it's actually more "authentic" in the sense that that's what the players actually wear on the field. There's also some other smaller differences like the sunrise thing or other touches depending on which MLS shirt you're talking about, but those are the main ones.
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0 # Guest 2010-12-15 22:35
Grant is correct. In addition, the authentic jersey will have a team-specific logo or slogan on the back directly underneath the collar. For example, DC United's says "TRADITION." Colorado Rapids' jersey has "5280", as in 5280 feet, the elevation of Denver. Columbus Crew and FC Dallas, both owned by the Hunt Family, have the "LH" memorial patch. Chicago Fire has their badge. And so on.
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-11 11:19
(before someone mentions it : i did see the picture where it says "sun on the back, only for Authentic". i just wonder if the fabric's different)
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+2 # Guest 2010-12-11 18:05
I have to admit out of all the new releases of MLS team kits, the Portland Timbers was the one i really wanted to see. And looking at these kits they are just so brilliantly detailed, even to the tiny chevrons that split through the middle of the shirts. All the kits shown here are all nice and well designed.
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0 # Guest 2010-12-13 09:45
Hate where the adidas logo is placed! If it was in line with the crest it would be so much smarter! Cool kits, more wierd mls colours though!
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-7 # Guest 2010-12-14 22:10
Their Kit looks as ridiculous as the team will play. Looks like a WNBA uni. Perfect for the Rose City Douce Bags!
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+3 # Guest 2010-12-18 18:33
Just a little over a year ago I could not stand the exclusive Adidas licensing for MLS, but this past season we've seen some interesting kits. These Portland Timbers kits are fantastic. The away kit is the stand out though considering Portland's nickname is the Rose City. Not only the coloration, but a unique badge to match as well. Classy stuff from Adidas!
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+1 # Guest 2010-12-19 02:30
Hate to say it, but very nice kits, Portland. I like that they chose red for the second kit. Too many mls teams just reverse the color scheme for the roam kit.
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0 # Guest 2011-01-02 01:55
I guess the ad department could've at least been careful about the shoes, to avoid having 3 "models" with boots made by the direct competition... :P
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0 # Guest 2011-01-04 12:24
the home kit is way better than the away
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0 # Guest 2011-01-05 18:57
Got my season tix sorted :roll:
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0 # Guest 2011-01-11 00:47
I find it amusing that Seattle cockblocked them with the yellow "third" jerseys. But the red ain't bad.
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0 # Guest 2011-01-19 01:28
The green kits are straight out of the St Etienne kitroom.
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0 # Guest 2011-04-13 17:39
I really love these kits, I'd love Nike to put this much effort into Villa kits we just got a re-used kit from a past French teams kit. The details are amazing brilliant stuff from Adidas.
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