Going into the offseason, one of the goals for the Portland Timbers was to shore up the back line. One of the areas of struggle for Portland all of last season was the constant concession of goals late in games. They gave up 15 goals in the final 15 minutes during the course of 2020.
The Portland Timbers will head to Tucson, Arizona, later this month to continue preseason training and will play four preseason matches there as the club prepares for the 2021 MLS season. After arriving in Tucson on March 15, the Timbers will play in the 2021 Visit Tucson Sun Cup. Portland will face the Colorado Rapids and Phoenix Rising on March 16, then play the Rising again on March 20.
For now, though, let’s talk about some recent Timbers news. Specifically, the 2021 kits that just came out. Over the last few weeks, Merritt Paulson sent out a buncha tweets hyping the new kits.