Portland Timbers unveil new ‘Nature Unites’ jerseys ahead of the 2024 season

The design features sprigs of evergreen trees that are native to Oregon, plus messaging in support of The Nature Conservancy.

Portland Timbers players Eryk Williamson and Diego Chara pose in the new Nature Unites jerseys in a forested scene, which is echoed by their shirts' design.

Those are winning smiles (and hopefully jerseys) on Eryk Williamson (left) and Diego Chara.

Photo courtesy of Portland Timbers

Like a hiker emerging from low-hanging boughs in the forests of Mount Hood — or Homer Simpson slowly backing into a hedge, depending on your take — the Portland Timbers’ newest jersey is here.

The halo ivory top is wreathed with sprigs of native evergreen trees, leaving a blank strip for logos from Adidas and new sponsor DaBella, as well as the club’s double-sided ax badge (centered for the first time ever). It’s also made with recyclable materials and features Adidas’ HEAT.RDY technology, a breathable, moisture-wicking, and 3D-engineered fabric.

Titled “Nature Unites,” the concept was inspired by the wild spaces of Oregon and the strength of its forests — and fittingly released on the state’s 165th birthday. It signals a new chapter for the team, which looks to put down roots and regain a foothold in MLS under new manager Phil Neville who took over the role in November.

Players like Evander (rocking the new No. 10) and Juan David Mosquera (who recently signed a contract extension) will first wear the kit in-match against D.C. United at Providence Park on Saturday, March 2. If you want to rep it yourself, it’s now available to purchase on PTFC Authentics.

The jersey will carry messaging for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on the back collar. Throughout the season, the Timbers and TNC plan to collaborate on initiatives designed to “educate, activate, and raise awareness” around “nature conservation, addressing climate change, and biodiversity loss, as well as encourage communities statewide to actively explore, experience, and protect the outdoors.”

Learn more about the nonprofit’s efforts in Oregon.

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