For the third consecutive year, the Portland Timbers, along with all other 23 MLS clubs, will celebrate the Greener Goals Week of Service by wearing special adidas x Parley eco-friendly kits during Earth Day weekend (April 19-21). These innovative Climalite kits are made from technical yarns comprised of Parley Ocean Plastic, plastic waste collected on beaches and in coastal communities and transformed into high-performance sportswear. For the Timbers, they will wear the limited edition kits when they face Columbus Crew SC on Apr. 20 (4:30pm PT, FOX 12 Plus).
The collaboration between MLS, adidas and Parley for the Oceans encourages fans to decrease their use of single-use plastics and reinforce the importance of changing human attitude and behavior towards plastic pollution through the Parley AIR Strategy: Avoid. Intercept. Redesign.
The message “For the Oceans” is featured in the inside of the neck tape detailing, and each club’s name is featured on the back neck. This year’s jerseys come in bold “Blue Spirit” and “Legend Ink” colors to represent the depth of the oceans. adidas will also launch a grassroots educational effort with MLS youth academies beginning on Earth Day, where teams will have a chance to win a set of adidas x MLS x Parley kits