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On Sunday, Lane United FC held their 2016 Kit Launch Party at Oakshire Public House. The event provided fans with a chance to get a first-look at the new home and away jersey designs for the 2016 season as well as sneak a peak of new Club Shop merchandise. The party kicked off at 1:00pm and featured a fashion show of the new jerseys and merchandise that included LUFC fans and former players as models.
The new jerseys featured some changes from last year. The red home jerseys incorporate more of LUFC’s signature red than in previous years. They also included a collared neckline, custom LUFC numbers, and the new Oakshire logo. The away jerseys are white with blue and green accents and were inspired by Cascadia’s strong soccer culture. The Pacific Northwest soccer community has been incredibly welcoming to the club over the past three years so we wanted to demonstrate our support and love for the Cascadia community through these jerseys. The kit features the Cascadia flag on the back of the neckline and custom LUFC numbers. Fans were able to pre-order jerseys at the event and the new kits will be available through the LUFC Club Shop in the coming weeks. Both jerseys will be available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes.
Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for more event and club announcements over the coming weeks!
Lane United FC is extremely pleased to announce that it has arrived at a three-year partnership deal with the Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing. Oakshire will be the Reds’ exclusive match jersey sponsor and their Public House will serve as a venue for Lane United’s community events, according to the club’s managing director Dave Galas.
Galas and Oakshire founder Jeff Althouse began working on the deal in January when the soccer club began its push for sponsors for the upcoming year. “Oakshire was immediately excited about supporting Lane United, and we were excited about working with them,” said Galas. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Oakshire to make the experience for our fans a richer one, but also in working to broaden the exposure of soccer in general in the community.”
“Oakshire is excited to help build exposure for Lane United Football Club – we feel this team will be very positive for our local community, and for the soccer community in Oregon,” added Althouse.
Both Galas and Althouse have said that plans are in the works for World Cup viewing parties at the brewery’s public house during the month-long tournament in June and July. The building, which re-opened in May 2013 in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, boasts an open pub feel with a small outdoor patio, well-suited for such events, said Althouse.
Lane United FC operates a semi-professional soccer franchise in the United Soccer Leagues’ (USL) Premier Development League (PDL). They will begin their season in May, competing against other teams in the PDL’s Northwest Division. Home games will be at the Willamalane Center on 32nd Street in Springfield. The club was founded in 2013 and is headed by an ownership group that includes longtime Eugene Emeralds owner Dave Elmore.
Oakshire was founded in October 2006 and is now a 15-barrel production company.