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Old 03-25-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I did dude
Least I think I did, if not I am old and losing it ...
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: St. Mary's County, Maryland
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Toronto FC
FC Dallas
Seattle Sounders FC

In America you call it soccer so why do they have FC in their names?
I think Seattle Sounders FC, FC Dallas, and Toronto FC are trying to be more European by naming their soccer teams that way. Maybe they're just being traditional.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:50 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I think Seattle Sounders FC, FC Dallas, and Toronto FC are trying to be more European by naming their soccer teams that way. Maybe they're just being traditional.
That's sort of the point I was getting across. Also, my point was that American clubs should brand their OWN traditional names and stop trying to be like Europe.

I think I may have offended some with that...
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:42 AM
 
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???

- Never said I was a soccer fan.
- What does it matter?
- You did read the ENTIRE post, right?
Yes, I read the ENTIRE post.

LOL

I glad to see you have a great sense of humor to make question like that!!!


LOL
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: St. Mary's County, Maryland
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That's sort of the point I was getting across. Also, my point was that American clubs should brand their OWN traditional names and stop trying to be like Europe.

I think I may have offended some with that...
The last response you posted was a bit harsh but it's cool though. It was just your opinion. Maybe it would only be right for some American soccer teams to be called SC Dallas, Seattle Sounders SC, and etc.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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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 ....

- Red Bull New York ===> New York Red Bulls (who didn't see this comin'?)
The New York club is owned by the company 'Red Bull', which makes that energy drink 'Red Bull'. They also own a club in Austria (Red Bull Salzburg). So, the name of the club really could be 'Red Bull New York', NOT New York Red Bulls. It is the Red Bull (owned) club of New York. But, if they want a different name, so what?

Why do U.S. sport teams need to be plurals of anything?

I think that FC is just fine; I have been using 'futbol' for the name of the sport for many years now, not that British-coined term 'soccer' (from Association Football, which became Assoc. Football, and then soccer).

The only peeve I had (notice, past tense) was with the Salt Lake City (Sandy, Utah) club using a Spanish word 'Re-al' in their name. It means 'Royal'. So, who's the royalty: King and Queen of Utah? But, hey, I can live with it. They are using royal blue in their kit and representing MSL quite well in the CONCACAF champions league so I will support no matter what name they use.

This is not unusual. There are 'Arsenal' and 'Barcelona' clubs down in South America that were started, probably, by Brits and Spaniards, who moved there to work and wanted a bit a' England or Spain in their new homes. Likewise, Athletic Club of Bilbao (Spain) copied the red-and-white vertical stripes of Southhampton (or was it Sunderland?) because Brit expats from those areas started the club. After a while, people forget about the oddness and accept it.

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:41 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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The New York club is owned by the company 'Red Bull', which makes that energy drink 'Red Bull'. They also own a club in Austria (Red Bull Salzburg). So, the name of the club really could be 'Red Bull New York', NOT New York Red Bulls. It is the Red Bull (owned) club of New York. But, if they want a different name, so what?

Why do U.S. sport teams need to be plurals of anything?

I think that FC is just fine; I have been using 'futbol' for the name of the sport for many years now, not that British-coined term 'soccer' (from Association Football, which became Assoc. Football, and then soccer).

I'm not saying they SHOULD change the name. I'm saying that's what it would be had the MLS made it manditory for the clubs to have the American/Canadian naming system. There's no need, it's just the way it is.
And you don't have to mention the origin of the word soccer. That has been beaten into the ground on this fourm..... partially by me.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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are we serious? kids are getting defensive and ****... I'm pretty sure american teams are using "FC" to seem more authentic. Salt lake city's team even uses "Real" in their name, which is a spanish royal designation. Doubt they were royally chartered.
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