Nike embrace team identity with standout 2020 Portland Thorns away shirt

2020 Portland Thorns away shirt review

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Nike has really embraced Portland Thorns’ name in its design vision this year and it pays off big time in the away shirt. 

The switch from a black-tipped V-neck to the integrated white round neck is a vast improvement on last year’s offering and really ups the style stakes. As too does the understated but hugely effective white and grey colourway. 

But there’s no getting away from the main attraction of this shirt – the thorns that criss-cross the entire design and create its standout look.

Portland Thorns crest

I’m not especially keen on the lines down the side but that’s a mere anomaly in this success story.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

4.5/5 stars


The new Portland Thorns away is available to buy at the club shop.

For more stunning shirts from the U.S., check out our review of the new Forward Madison third shirt, which scored a perfect 5/5.

Jade Craddock

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