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Old 03-21-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Originally Posted by LondonUSA View Post
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.

It still doesnt matter. No one says football club and except for Dallas, no one uses the FC. It is an moot point and has not impact on anything.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: London, England
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But it is still in the name.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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But it is still in the name.

Right but it is just there, it isnt used. I have never heard anyone call any of the teams FC except for Dallas. It's kind of like a silent letter within a word.

Dont get me wrong, I would prefer them to use SC but when it comes down to it, it doesnt matter.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: London, England
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Fair enough. I'll start a movement to get this changed
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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I Mean NO disrespect to die hard soccer fans.

But really it's just some sort of wierd euro-envy or copy cattishness.

MLS is like "MUST GET HARDCORE SOCCER FANS-----SOME HARD CORE SOCCER FANS DON'T LIKE WORD "SOCCER" SO MUST USE FOOTBALL".

That's basically it.
Pretty much.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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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.

Are you a soccer fan? If you are, you didn't write this post...
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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'Soccer' is a shortened version of 'Association Football', therefore, 'Football' is as legitimate a name for the sport as anything else in America.

The sad thing is how some Americans get all defensive and accuse American soccer fans of 'wanting to be European'. Grow up and develop some serious concerns and stop worrying about what people you don't like call a sport you don't like.

Sheesh.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:19 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Are you a soccer fan? If you are, you didn't write this post...
???

- Never said I was a soccer fan.
- What does it matter?
- You did read the ENTIRE post, right?
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I did JJG and thought it was laughable at best
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:51 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I did JJG and thought it was laughable at best
I think I get what you're saying... and I still don't think you get what that post was.
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