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  1. gosioux76

    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    I'd love it if Nike could use all of that ingenuity wasted on those custom number fonts into finding a solution to those Rams horn shoulders.
  2. New Mexico United, the new United Soccer League club making its debut next month in Albuquerque, released its inaugural kits today. The jersey sponsor is Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe-based developer of immersive art experiences.
  3. gosioux76

    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    Because franchises can't deny the urge to take two bites of the same apple. The logic here is that people here will always buy what's new. And if you're a brand with quality throwbacks, they'll also buy what's old. Reverting to a classic unchanged would be a refreshing approach, but my guess is these clubs look at that as new revenue left on the table.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I don't want to open up the whole European-style soccer names can-o-worms here, but can an Americanized name even work in soccer anymore? Twenty years ago, names like these Nashville options wouldn't have seemed so inane. But I also get how "Nashville Football Club" or "Atlanta United," et. al. are starting to feel played out. Inter Miami seems to be the start of some kind of middle ground in this, or at least a dose of variety. Then again, maybe I'm wrong. The vast majority of English Premier League clubs are "City/Locale + Football Club" or "City/Locale + United" or "City + City Football Club," with their identities centered more around colors and crest than any naming convention.
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    Twins' new alternate uniform

    I understand the hate for these new Twins alts, especially the frustration over the overall disjointed look of the club, but I have a hard time hating this look once its all put together.
  6. gosioux76

    MLS Kits 2019

    Yeah, that's a terrible badge. But I'm glad to see some of these MLS-affiliated USL sides finally develop their own brands. S2 was the worst of the bunch, though Timbers 2 isn't far behind. That axe logo with a little 2 next it is the definition of uninspired.
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    Milwaukee "Bring Back The Glove" Campaign

    Amy I the only one who thought this thread was going to be something about the Milwaukee Bucks doing something to honor the career of Gary "The Glove" Payton?
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Maybe this has been addressed and I missed it, but I thought the Reign and the Sounders were unaffiliated. I was under the impression it was just the Orlando, Houston, Salt Lake and Portland MLS franchises that shared ownership with NWSL clubs. Of course, that doesn't preclude a sponsor from reaching jersey deals with either club. It's just odd to me that they're being presented jointly if they're unaffiliated.
  9. gosioux76

    MLS Kits 2019

    This Goal.com analysis by Ives Galarcep puts St. Louis in the lead for the next expansion franchise: https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/mls-expansion-ranking-the-remaining-potential-markets/1r8xo6ok3s4ee1p5ob31e779pf?fbclid=IwAR0oLwBlbuWEWyH8ugwGWWus7kHxOWbPG2MJsSXM9m0zBCvzDaJgxp0rdkg It makes a lot of sense. The St. Louis bid is led by a pair of billionaire families, both of them local and devoted to St. Louis, who are willing to privately finance a stadium in a key part of the urban core. And this is arguably the most soccer-rich city in America, in terms of its history with the game.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I'm living in St. Louis now, where the MLS is push is aggressive and well supported. The marketing initiative is using royal, red and yellow -- not dissimilar from RSL. But the USL club uses a navy and emerald green logo that I think would stand out, even with Portland, Austin and Seattle all using varying shades of green.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    Don't forget St. Louis in this equation. The group pushing MLS here is led by the families of two local billionaires and is pitching a privately financed stadium in downtown St. Louis. It might be easy to overlook the region, particularly when compared with the success Indy and Louisville have had in the lower leagues, but this bid checks a lot of the boxes MLS is looking for.
  12. gosioux76

    MLS Kits 2019

    Oh, I wouldn't presume they would drop Columbus from the name. I'd think they'd just replace the "SC" with "96."
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I doubt today's news will involve a new crest, but I love the idea of the club rebranding to Crew 96 (ala the Bundesliga's Hannover 96.)
  14. gosioux76

    XFL Return, new logo

    XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck on Tuesday gave a timeline for when the league will release branding details: https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/12/11/a-pretty-easy-decision-xfl-commissioner-on-why-st.html
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Hoops for the Timbers?