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Old 03-19-2011, 12:37 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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There's actually a mention of this in other threads on other forums.

My view on it is just like what I said in the "It's Called Soccer...." thread:
It's just a name.

Plain and simple. Although personally I think it's stupid (I HATE the name "FC Dallas) the MLS is at least playing to the rest of the world's name for the sport. I see it as paying homage to the other major clubs around the world like Real Madrid or Manchester United. But I don't think we should do that here. MLS franchises aren't nearly as old as the Euro or Mexican or South American club, so why not be a little more original and stick with the [City/State - Mascot/Nickname] format we have here in America and Canada?

In fact, here's how I think the club names would (or should) look like had they stuck with that format for ALL clubs in the MLS ....

- Club Deportivo Chivas USA ===> L.A. Chivas
- F.C. Dallas ===> Dallas Tycoons... or Burn (gag)
- Real Salt Lake ===> Utah Royalty
- Red Bull New York ===> New York Red Bulls (who didn't see this comin'?)
- Sporting Kansas City (gag) ===> Kansas City Hunters
- Toronto FC ===> Toronto Mounties

Of course, Seattle and Vancouver would just drop the 'FC' from their names.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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For the same reason my local ice hockey team isnt Rødovre IK (Ishockey Klub)

But Rødovre Mighty Bulls.

Sports from america even though played in europe tend to have american styled names.

Its only natural it also works the other way around.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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For the same reason my local ice hockey team isnt Rødovre IK (Ishockey Klub)

But Rødovre Mighty Bulls.

Sports from america even though played in europe tend to have american styled names.

Its only natural it also works the other way around.

this is a good point,

Munich's pro hockey team is called Muenchen Ice Dogs....
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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my local ice hockey side are called dundee stars, i think that ice hockey teams here are named the same way as they would be in north america because thats where the sports origins come from, so thats also why usa teams SHOULD call themselves football clubs as the sport has its origins in britain
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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Not really, there is nothing wrong at all with giving your team a name. So why fix something that isn't broken?
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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why be different? ice hockey don't call themselves for instance - dundee ice hockey club, because thats not the way ice hockey teams are named 95% of all football teams on earth have fc either at the start or end of their name
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Very simple, it's not called football, it's called soccer here. And we have established tradition of unique name monikers for all sports teams, there's nothing wrong with that.

Also, if you have to call it Soccer or Football Club or Sporting, at least put it AFTER the place name. American English grammar not some bastardization of romance language grammar.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I am pretty sure its still called Football
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Why does it matter? They are a football club. Just because we dont refer to it as football in the US does not mean they are not a football club. Plus, no one says Football Club, they say FC.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: London, England
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Because you call it soccer and football is a different sport in America. If someone was to say gootball you think of NFL not soccer.
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