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  1. Mission San Jose Football Club Established: 1934 Joined CALPROSOL: 1935 Championships: (5) 1942, 1946, 1960, 1984, 2017 Home Grounds: Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Stadium Kit manufacturer: Puma Kit Sponsor: Paunch Burger Another Original 10, the Joes are a staple of Northern California football. Rooted in tradition, they've held onto their club crest since 1949, and even that was just a slight tweak. They have a generous championship history, and won their most recent cup in 2017 after a 33 year drought. Nimitz Memorial Stadium was built in the 1960s, just after the renaming of the Nimitz Freeway (I-880). It can feel like an outdated stadium at times, but has adapted well to the needs of the club and their supporters. Mission San Jose wear red and gold stripes as often as possible, so you will hardly ever see their clash and third kits, but Puma does a nice job with them since taking over as manufacturer in 2012-2013.
  2. Thanks! More is on the way soon. Well that's exactly what I was going for! Not every team in a league can have perfect aesthetics - Bakersfield chicken is awkward, but it's stuck around because it became iconic in the community and the league.
  3. I'm so excited for everything that this post says about this league. You're doing such a great job on this series.
  4. Bakersfield Chanticleers Soccer Club Established: 1984 Joined CALPROSOL: 1988 Championships: (0) Home Grounds: Gene Newman Stadium Kit manufacturer: Kappa Kit Sponsor: Globodyne Corporation Welcome to Bakersfield! The Chanticleers are the blueprint for what a 1980s expansion team should look like. They formed in 1984 by joining an inferior league, then got a quick invite to CALPROSOL and made a big splash in the California soccer culture. The Chanticleers represent their city very well with lots of flair but also an honest work ethic rooted in the city's agriculture and oil history. Their founding owner, Gene Newman, set an early precedent for the club but they were unable to reel in a title. He passed away before the state-of-the-art Bakersfield Stadium could be completed, as a result, it was named in his honor. The Chanticleers wear purple and green hoops with gold trim. Their gold and blue clash kits pay homage to the Bakersfield Sign on Sillect Ave. The club crest is a return to the original logo. The overall shape of the bird forms the B while the eye forms the C -- something that most fans didn't notice until after the club changed their crest.
  5. MLBers in Minor League rehab stints also NHLers

    I love that the guys on rehab just use their single-flap helmets rather than team helmets. It makes them look like they aren't supposed to be there, which is good.
  6. NFL 2017 changes?

    I am pretty sure that the old D helmets were also 3 individual stripes. You can see there's a shadow on the right white stripe of Mecklenburg's helmet.
  7. Carlsbad Athletic Co-op Established: 1996 Joined CALPROSOL: 1996 Championships: (0) Home Grounds: Carlsbad City Park Kit manufacturer: Puma Kit Sponsor: Stark Industries A co-op is an organization whose members voluntarily cooperates to bring about mutual benefit. In many ways, Carlsbad Athletic fits this bill. The club is owned by the taxpayers, and has brought a lot of economic development to the city. Players also feel the benefit, as the club boasts some of the highest salaries and best facilities in the league. The Triads earned a bid to CALPROSOL in the 1990s, and have fully embraced their origin with bold teal and orange colors. The crest features a 3 pointed gear-like shape (called the Triad) with a water droplet inside, representing the co-ops commitment to Club, City, and CALPROSOL. They have also introduced an alternate logo that emulates the welcome sign which hangs over Carlsbad Boulevard. The Triads have never won a championship, but they always seem pretty competitive.
  8. Thanks for the comments! I will likely get into an element-separated template once all the teams get done. For now, you can click on the pictures and they should be able to zoom. In the posts I think they are only about 1/3 of the actual size. And yes, pretty much all the sports developed the same way. MLS can still exist in this world, just as a small-scale national league. Thanks! The simulations will start to come once all the teams come out. So hopefully the 17/18 season will start that. For now, I'll just tell you the most recent (2016, 2017) champions when I reveal the teams. Also one more thing to mention. Maybe you noticed the black armbands on San Bernardino's left sleeve? Those were added midway through the season to honor the victims of the 2015 terrorist attack that took place in San Bernardino. They remained through the '16-'17 season.
  9. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Looks like a 50th Anniversary logo for the Nuggets
  10. Thanks for the kind words! I guess the only way to get views is volume, so here's another team. San Bernardino Soccer Club Established: 1996 Joined CALPROSOL: 1996 Championships: (0) Home Grounds: Genco Pura Stadium Kit manufacturer: Under Armour Kit Sponsor: Oscorp Industries San Bernardino was a part of the 1990s expansion that brought six teams to SoCal. This expansion process coincided with an influx of youth soccer to the state after the 1994 World Cup, and San Bernardino has embraced this close tie. They have one of the best academies in the league, as well as a family-friendly experience at the matches. So far, it hasn't yielded any results, but boy are they close! Be on the lookout for this club in the coming years. The Dawgs wear maroon and gold stripes with a mountain-crested badge. They've been experimenting with some neon colors on their clash and third kits recently, much to the delight of their younger fans. Their home ground, Genco Pura Stadium, sits on the San Bernardino Soccer Complex, which is home to one of the biggest and best youth soccer tournaments in California.
  11. Well it's been a while, but I'm back at it again! Fresno Station Football Club Established: 2005 Joined CALPROSOL: 2005 Championships: (0) Home Grounds: Los Pollos Hermanos Park Kit manufacturer: Puma Kit Sponsor: Paper Street Soap Company Fresno Station was actually established in the late 19th century when Fresno was primarily a railroad town. They were incredibly popular with the city but financially doomed, and folded in 1917. As a part of the most recent expansion, Fresno Station was revived in 2005 to join CALPROSOL. Their color scheme changed from garnet and beige to sky blue and brown, mimicking the Fresno city flag. The diagonal Fresno Station script on the crest hearkens back to their old crest which is now used as an alternate. Station's primary kits are sky blue and brown halves. Their clash for '15-'16 is a Puma-based template of pink triangles with purple trim. Fresno's third kits always honor their predecessors history with the original club crest, colors, and nickname - "The Raisins". Station has an odd situation with sponsorships, as both the Paper Street Soap Co. and Los Pollos Hermanos are front organizations. This has resulted in an investigation by CALPROSOL that should yield some news by the start of the '17-'18 season.
  12. Can't wait to get my hands on some of this.
  13. Mission San Francisco Soccer Club Established: 1945 Joined CALPROSOL: 1948 Championships: (0) Home Grounds: Kezar Stadium Kit manufacturer: Nike Kit Sponsor: Nerd Herd San Francisco's first CALPROSOL team (chronologically). Mission San Francisco joined during the first expansion period of 1948, but have done literally nothing since. If the Cubs are/were the Lovable Losers, Mission San Francisco is the Lovable, Pathetic, Losers. That's what has earned them the nickname "Los Dolores" (translates to sorrows or pains, comes from the nickname Mission Dolores given to the original Mission San Francisco de Asis). Aesthetically, Los Dolores are pretty pleasing, they have a simple crest featuring a portion of the Franciscan Coat of Arms. They wear black kits at home with red and green trim. They alternate between green and red clash kits and try to bring some city history into their thirds. The '15-'16 thirds feature International Orange stripes down the middle. MSF latched on to California-based electronics retailer Buy More recently and have the Nerd Herd pasted on their chests. They used to play in the Mission District as much as possible, but have called Kezar Stadium their home ever since the 49ers moved out in 1970.
  14. Mission San Fernando Established: 1944 Joined CALPROSOL: 1948 Championships: (0) Home Grounds: Alemany Stadium Kit manufacturer: Umbro Kit Sponsor: Entertainment 7-Twenty Mission San Fernando are not a church-based club, but rather one that took on the moniker in an attempt to piggyback off the success of other Mission clubs. They have never won a championship, and are seen as the runt of the litter of clubs in the city of Los Angeles. They are located in the Mission Hills neighborhood where the original Mission San Fernando is located. Being named Ferdinand III of Castile, their brand focuses on castles and lions - from the kingdoms of Castile and Leon. The charcoal and gold colors are a nod to the first discovery of gold on Alta California, which occurred just outside the Mission in 1842. The home kits typically feature charcoal and gold stripes with silver accents. As a part of a recent marketing push, the club has pushed the "Gold Rush" mantra. As a result, they wear gold third kits quite frequently.
  15. 2017 MLS Kit Matchups

    I think this is also why the seats at DSG Park only say "Colorado" and not "Rapids".