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View Poll Results: Your Favorite MLS team
Chicago Fire 3 9.09%
Chivas USA 1 3.03%
Colorado Rapids 3 9.09%
Columbus Crew 1 3.03%
D.C. United 6 18.18%
FC Dallas 1 3.03%
Houston Dynamo 1 3.03%
Kansas City Wizards 3 9.09%
Los Angeles Galaxy 1 3.03%
New England Revolution 4 12.12%
New York Red Bulls 3 9.09%
Real Salt Lake 3 9.09%
San Jose Earthquakes 3 9.09%
Toronto FC 2 6.06%
Seattle Sounders '09 2 6.06%
Philadelphia '10 2 6.06%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-03-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Great! I completely missed it. I'm a Philly fan in baseball and football, so I'll have another team to root for. Just started getting into soccer, and found Fox Soccer Channel great....especially since I'm not a basketball or hockey fan, and this time of year is usually boring for me sports-wise.
Im hoping they come up with a creative name for the team like Philadelphia Bells or Liberty or Freedom instead of something dopey like FC Philadelphia. I wish Dallas had kept their name the Burn instead. I cant stand seeing an american soccer team calling themselves FC whatever. C'mon, get creative!
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:19 AM
 
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I can almost guarantee you that the Philadelphia club will be called "Philadelphia 1776".
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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I can almost guarantee you that the Philadelphia club will be called "Philadelphia 1776".
That might be too close to the basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers. But it would be a good name nonetheless. I think they should go with some kind of soccer name, maybe that includes "FC." I think too many of the early MLS names like "Galaxy" and "Metrostars" are cheesy makes the teams sound like they belong in arena football or something.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:03 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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As much as I'd like to root for FC Dallas, I'm actually a little more for the Houston Dynamo. And, yes, I think they can three-peat this year!
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Quite surprised there are no votes for David Beckham's team yet.
P.S. Did you set your clocks one hour forward?
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I am a diehard Wizards fan. I have been attending games since their very first game and am a season ticketholder.

We just signed the second biggest name in the league, Claudio Lopez! This is going to be a fun season.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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As soon as Seattle begins play they will be my favorite team. As it is the Sounders are my favorites, with FC Dallas a close second only because I lived in Dallas for many years and attended many matches at both stadiums(cotton bowl and Pizza Hut Park)

Also, I disagree with the member who said that names such as FC Dallas are "dopey"

I feel that the traditional "CITY NAME" "MASCOT" format is best saved for other sports. Soccer(Football) in the U.S. should attempt to align themselves more and more with the world scene with each passing year.

Names like FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake, DC United, etc... are not only more Football appropriate but distance themselves completly from the goofy Recreational soccer names like "The Wizards" or "The Mutiny" or the old Dallas "Burn"

I hope the Football Club name pattern continues. I only wish San Jose had chosen a new name this time around instead of reverting back to the old "Earthquakes" name that reeks of velveta.

Now I only hope Seattle will follow that trend and not go for some goofy, saturday morning rec league name.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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That might be too close to the basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers. But it would be a good name nonetheless. I think they should go with some kind of soccer name, maybe that includes "FC." I think too many of the early MLS names like "Galaxy" and "Metrostars" are cheesy makes the teams sound like they belong in arena football or something.
Agree with the cheesy name thing...even though my time, the FIRE has one. Also, I live in North Carolina and I think an MLS team would do well in the Cary area. Soccer is big out that way...
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Toronto fc, i like them because i live in Toronto an they have nice uniforms. I have yet to attend a match but i heard that maurice edu is a very good player.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I think it's even cheesier just to put FC after names because the european teams do it.

I mean.... if it isn't called football here why the FC? Why not put AC (whatever *** nonsense that stands for) if we're just gunna be posers about it.


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