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Old 04-19-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Orlando Pirates ? Orlando Mickey Mouse Club ? Orlando Dwarfs ? Orlando Beauty & The Beasts ? The name possibilities are endless!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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If a team came to the following cities/states, what would you name them? It's a little long, yes, but I was bored:

St. Louis
Phoenix
Miami
Orlando
San Diego
Nashville
Greensboro NC
El Paso
McAllen–Edinburg–Mission TX
Akron OH
Boise
Atlanta
Columbia SC
Austin
Daytona Beach
Fresno
Grand Rapids
Harrisburg PA
Madison WI
Lancaster PA
Huntsville AL
Portland ME
San Antonio
Wilmington NC
San Diego
Trenton NJ
Santa Barbara
Worcester MA
Spokane WA
Wichita
York-Hanover PA
Poughkeppsie NY
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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If a team came to the following cities/states, what would you name them? It's a little long, yes, but I was bored:

St. Louis
Phoenix
Miami
Orlando
San Diego
Nashville
Greensboro NC
El Paso
McAllen–Edinburg–Mission TX
Akron OH
Boise
Atlanta
Columbia SC
Austin
Daytona Beach
Fresno
Grand Rapids
Harrisburg PA
Madison WI
Lancaster PA
Huntsville AL
Portland ME
San Antonio
Wilmington NC
San Diego
Trenton NJ
Santa Barbara
Worcester MA
Spokane WA
Wichita
York-Hanover PA
Poughkeppsie NY
FC= Football/soccer club
St. Louis FC
Phoenix FC
Miami FC
Orlando FC
San Diego FC
Nashville FC
Greensboro NC FC
El Paso FC
McAllen–Edinburg–Mission TX FC
Akron OH FC
Boise FC
Atlanta FC
Columbia SC FC
Austin FC
Daytona Beach FC
Fresno FC
Grand Rapids FC
Harrisburg PA FC
Madison WI FC
Lancaster PA FC
Huntsville AL FC
Portland ME FC
San Antonio FC
Wilmington NC FC
San Diego FC
Trenton NJ FC
Santa Barbara FC
Worcester MA FC
Spokane WA FC
Wichita FC
York-Hanover PA FC
Poughkeppsie NY FC
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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haha! Damn euro sympthiser!










































You beat me to it ...
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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FC= Football/soccer club
St. Louis FC
Phoenix FC
Miami FC
Orlando FC
San Diego FC
Nashville FC
Greensboro NC FC
El Paso FC
McAllen–Edinburg–Mission TX FC
Akron OH FC
Boise FC
Atlanta FC
Columbia SC FC
Austin FC
Daytona Beach FC
Fresno FC
Grand Rapids FC
Harrisburg PA FC
Madison WI FC
Lancaster PA FC
Huntsville AL FC
Portland ME FC
San Antonio FC
Wilmington NC FC
San Diego FC
Trenton NJ FC
Santa Barbara FC
Worcester MA FC
Spokane WA FC
Wichita FC
York-Hanover PA FC
Poughkeppsie NY FC

But those aren't names. Try again!
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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the worst thing for the development of soccer in this country is the expansion of MLS over 20 teams. The league will just be way too diluted. And we'd be stuck with a dominant D1 that is way over-regulated with countless barriers to entry for potential players. We need to build up our 2nd and 3rd divisions. We need a strong pyramid.It's much more important to the development of soccer in this country.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Originally Posted by Joke Insurance View Post
If a team came to the following cities/states, what would you name them? It's a little long, yes, but I was bored:

St. Louis
Phoenix
Miami
Orlando
San Diego
Nashville
Greensboro NC
El Paso
McAllen–Edinburg–Mission TX
Akron OH
Boise
Atlanta
Columbia SC
Austin
Daytona Beach
Fresno
Grand Rapids
Harrisburg PA
Madison WI
Lancaster PA
Huntsville AL
Portland ME
San Antonio
Wilmington NC
San Diego
Trenton NJ
Santa Barbara
Worcester MA
Spokane WA
Wichita
York-Hanover PA
Poughkeppsie NY
Americanize the names, nothing European. I should have clarified that earlier.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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Americanize the names, nothing European. I should have clarified that earlier.
Atlético Nacional, Independiente Miami, or Deportivo Miami.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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Americanize the names, nothing European. I should have clarified that earlier.
i think some American soccer team names are more dignified than others. Names like Seattle Sounders, Philidelphia Union, New York Cosmos, Vancouver Whitcaps FC, Dayton Dutch Lions. These are cool sounding names.

What makes me cringe are the names that have an Arena league feel to them. Names like Impact, Earthquakes, Hammerheads, Rhinos etc

Still nothing wrong with just naming a club FC or SC and then allowing the nickname of the club to evolve organically.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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i think some American soccer team names are more dignified than others. Names like Seattle Sounders, Philidelphia Union, New York Cosmos, Vancouver Whitcaps FC, Dayton Dutch Lions. These are cool sounding names.

What makes me cringe are the names that have an Arena league feel to them. Names like Impact, Earthquakes, Hammerheads, Rhinos etc

Still nothing wrong with just naming a club FC or SC and then allowing the nickname of the club to evolve organically.
I am fine with the SJ Earthquakes since the name has a history with California. Montreal Impact, I think that name is silly. I do know what one point, the Hampton Roads area in Virginia almost got a NHL team back in the late 90's. They were to be called the Hampton Roads Rhinos. From what I read, the name came from the specific type of rhinos at one of the zoos in the region. If the name is connected with the area, I am fine with that. But if it doesn't, then no.

As for having FC or SC in the name, I could dig that with the addition of a team nickname. Vancouver Whitecaps FC are a good example.
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