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Old 06-27-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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Wondering if it's actually a typo, and should be Atlanta Untied FC.

Not sure what that would stand for, but we'll think of something!
Playing as if their boot laces are untied?
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here's my question: if "nothing could be worse than sitting through 90 minutes of turnovers and missed shots for a 0-0 tie", then why is this sport enjoyed by billions of people around the world, not to mention by a growing contingent of people in the United States? Why is the FIFA World Cup, not the Olympics, the most watched sporting event in the world?

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The very simple answer - it's the most accessible sport in the world. One ball, boundaries of any sort, and a flat spot make it the most versatile and affordable sport in the world. Popularity only makes sense.

But I'm looking forward to checking out some games. Even with that name.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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Yes, that's right: the new MLS expansion team will be called Atlanta United FC.

The official unveiling of the team identity, colors, uniforms, and so on will be on July 7, but the name has been all but confirmed.

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I am okay wit it.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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LOL! Could they have a worse or more insular name?
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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Cue everyone griping over why their favorite name wasn't picked. Seriously though, Terminus FC was kinda cool to me...
Those who arrive survive.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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I'm quite frustrated with this choice of name. Manchester United is the most recognizable team in the world with the name "United." One of their main chants is "Glory Glory Man United" sung to the battle hymn of the republic. Meaning there is a good chance this will become a chant for the new team.

This tune is also the uga fight song. So the team has uga colors (although they did try to use yellow as an accent as I assume a nod to GT) and will most likely have a uga fight song as their main chant. As a GT fan that is a bit alienating. I was really looking forward to embracing this team but this makes me think twice.
The Falcons did the same thing as far as color scheme goes.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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The very simple answer - it's the most accessible sport in the world. One ball, boundaries of any sort, and a flat spot make it the most versatile and affordable sport in the world. Popularity only makes sense.

But I'm looking forward to checking out some games. Even with that name.
Playing is one thing and can be a lot of fun...watching is quite another.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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In Europe some futbol clubs use 'SC' as in Sport Club because futbol is just one of several sports that the club sponsors.

I too am not a fan of the 'United' moniker. The Minnesota MLS franchise is using the NASL club's name Minnesota United FC. The owner, Bill McGuire, was the CEO for the UnitedHealth Group so maybe he liked the 'United' name for that reason. But, yeah, there is so little creativity in naming MLS clubs these days. DC United, Atlanta United, Minnesota United, blah blah blah. At least Philadelphia was outside the box with 'Union', which gives the same idea without being copycat.
In Orlando, SC stands for soccer club.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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In Europe some futbol clubs use 'SC' as in Sport Club because futbol is just one of several sports that the club sponsors.

I too am not a fan of the 'United' moniker. The Minnesota MLS franchise is using the NASL club's name Minnesota United FC. The owner, Bill McGuire, was the CEO for the UnitedHealth Group so maybe he liked the 'United' name for that reason. But, yeah, there is so little creativity in naming MLS clubs these days. DC United, Atlanta United, Minnesota United, blah blah blah. At least Philadelphia was outside the box with 'Union', which gives the same idea without being copycat.
Definitely needs more originality.
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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I have no idea, but popularity doesn't make it better. I don't like something just because other people like it. It seems that most of the excitement in soccer is in the stands with the fans - not on the field. Are you going to deny that a ball being kicked back and forth/up and down a field with MAYBE 5 seconds of real excitement during a 90 minute game isn't boring? It's mind-numbing...constant turnovers with no ball control and very little scoring, and when there is a score it's normally accidental. The fact that the clock DOESN'T stop makes it worse...and you know that time is added on at the end right?

I'm a big sports fan, but this is not fun to watch. I can't explain other people liking it...maybe they don't have the better choices we have here, I don't know. I assume I can have an opinion? You can like it just to be like the "rest of the world" but I prefer to think for myself and I'm certainly not embarrassed to do so.
You could get a job on any Sports Radio station in Atlanta with those views Joe!

I understand not everyone likes Soccer and thats completely cool (I'm English but HATE cricket....the worst!) but as for other countries not having "better choices".....c'mon you telling me that if they had say Ice Hockey in England or Brazil or Spain it would make a difference to the popularity of soccer? Nah not at all.

Isn't soccer close to overtaking Ice Hockey here now in terms of TV ratings and attendances? Sure I read that somewhere.
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