Expansion Rumors Megathread

moogoo

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really miss the american style of naming teams. when MLS started, we owned it and made it our own. now it just seems like we're trying to emulate europe.

and yea - the whole "FC" adoption is getting out of hand. especially if it is american ownership.
 

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GEEEEEEZ what a shitty thing to do. Let's tease everyone with some unique names, and then just go with the most boring of them all!
 

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I was hoping for town or athletic because no one seemed to realize the only reason it sounded nice was because of their familiarity with Charlton Athletic, both of which are almost the same name.

CLTFC. Someone finally gave NYCFC a run for their money when it comes to awkward abbreviations.
 
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really miss the american style of naming teams. when MLS started, we owned it and made it our own. now it just seems like we're trying to emulate europe.

and yea - the whole "FC" adoption is getting out of hand. especially if it is american ownership.
I don't get who they are trying to appeal to here. If they think pro rel zealots and snobs are gonna start watching then they are wrong.
 

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I was hoping for town or athletic because no one seemed to realize the only reason it sounded nice was because of their familiarity with Charlton Athletic, both of which are almost the same name.

CLTFC. Someone finally gave NYCFC a run for their money when it comes to awkward abbreviations.
In my household, NYCFC are known as 'Nick-fick'. That same approach would not work well for Charlotte...
 

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I really like Carolina Gliders. It is original, has regional significance, and blends in well with the sport. You can picture a player gliding into the box taking soft touches all the way.
 

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I don't understand the hate. It's a perfectly reasonable natural thing. Your're starting up a football club in [City Name]. You call it [City Name] Football Club. It represents the city and its fans in national competition. What will be the nickname? Better to let it develop from the supporters groups, etc., then some focus group ramming it down our throats, like in MLS 1.0.