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  1. soflo_sports

    US Super League (CHAMPION CROWNED)

    I apologize in advance for this super long first post here. This is by far the most lengthy and intensive project I've done yet. Anywayyyys... USSL History: The US Super League was founded in 1970 at the peak of American soccer popularity. Many leagues were expanding rapidly, and the US wanted to make a Champions League type competition to compete with the European soccer market. They founded the Super League with six leagues from Texas area, California area, Florida, New York area, New England, and the Midwest. Many teams started to assert dominance in the League, and it almost became too one-sided. In 1976, more leagues started to join to increase competition and eventually by the late 80’s, every league in America was admitted to join the US Super League. In modern day competition, 64 teams face off in a group-based format. The field narrows down to 32 as the remaining teams face another group stage. The knockout stage starts when the field hits 16, and it eventually whittles down to a final 2. Dallas Rangers hold the most victories with 7 followed by Brooklyn Wanderers who have 6 and Atletico Santa Monica who have 5. The 2016-2017 champions was the Californian club Saint Joseph who earned their 3rd title. Leagues: (7) Floridian Premier League: Florida (4) Southeastern Soccer League: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky (3) Carolina Premier League: South Carolina, North Carolina (4) Potomac Premier League: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware (5) Metropolitan Soccer Association: New Jersey, New York (4) Pennsylvania Soccer League: Pennsylvania (5) New England Soccer League: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine (6) Midwestern Soccer League: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota (7) Texan Premier League: Texas, Oklahoma (4) Four Corners Soccer League: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah (1) Yellowstone Premier League: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho (8) California Soccer League: California, Nevada (4) Cascadia Premier League: Washington, Oregon (1) Alaskan Soccer Federation: Alaska (1) Hawaiian Premier Soccer League: Hawaii *- the number in parentheses is the number of teams the league has admitted Teams: Atletico Santa Monica Austin Republic SC Bakersfield Beacon Hill Union Brooklyn Wanderers Buena Vista United Capitol Hill SC Charleston Arsenal Chesapeake Bay Athletic Columbus Rovers Commonwealth United Crescent City SC Dallas Rangers SC Dallas Sporting Club Daytona Racing Club Deportivo Miami Dorchester City SC East Harlem SC El Paso Mission Fort Pitt United Hartford City SC Houston Independence Hyde Park SC Islanders SC Kailua Bay SC Kansas City SC Knoxville United Las Vegas SC 1905 Lauderdale Athletic Club Lincoln SC Lubbock SC Manhattan Calcio Merrimack United Niagara United North Star United Oakland SC Ocala Riders SC Oklahoma City Athletic Olympique Detroit Pacifica SC Peaks United SC Pittsburgh Ironworks SC Princeton Academical SC Providence SC Puget Sound SC Racing Club Charlotte Riverside United SC Rockies SC Rose City SC Royal Baltimore SC Sacramento Republic SC Saint Joseph SC Salt Lake United Scranton City SC South Philadelphia SC Sporting Phoenix St. Johns Brigade Summerhill SC SV Milwaukee Tacoma SC Triangle Sport Club Venice Beach SC Vulcans SC Willis United With all that said, here's the first (of 64) team! Atletico Santa Monica “The Black and Yellows” Los Angeles, CA League: California Soccer League Kits: Adidas Colors: Black and Yellow Sponsor: Hulu Year Founded: 1932 USSL Titles: 5 League Finish: 2
  2. The year is 1948, and Americans don’t know what to do after World War Two. Sure, the MLB and NFL are hugely popular, the NBA just started, and only hockey fans care about the NHL. An American businessman named Riley Ellis had just returned from WWII. He recalled when he was Australia, watching a sport called Austus, a mix of Australian rules football and American football. Also, he had heard about Australian rules football, which was popular in Australia at the time. So, Riley Ellis decides to make the North American Professional Australian Football League, which is called the NAPAFL for short. The season will be played over twelve weeks, or rounds, starting in April 1949 to July 1949, with the finals, or playoffs, being played afterwards. Each team plays every other team twice with two byes, making a total of twelve rounds. Every team will play in a baseball stadium. Here is the first NAPAFL Logo: Note: I use MS Paint, so the images might be a little grainy or are in bad quality (I can't draw logos that well)
  3. This concept was started a few years ago here: . And I just went back and cleaned it up. Let me know what you think of the updates. Here is the image: And a GIF for comparison:
  4. dakotapalm

    Happy Independence Day!

    I'm sure I missed a thing or two here, as I started making it before I really thought things out, but here- have a helmet flag (after all, helmets are what I do)! Happy Independence Day, everyone!
  5. Taking a small break from my city mashup series in order for me to complete my concepts for HJC's World Hockey Jersey Championship. First up is Canada. For this, I used the Chest stripe from their vintage jerseys, and added the two stripes from their modern jerseys. A vintage-style maple leafs adorns the front, and black is relegated to the equipment. C&C is appreciated!
  6. SSmith48

    USA Baseball Concept

    We can all agree that the USA baseball team's uniforms are dated, and do not look any better with this year's WBC. Recently, Uni Watch has posted a USA Baseball redesign contest, and I wanted to share my look with you: Logo: An attempt to simplify and modernize the team's current cap logo. USA is in a more modern and bolder font, along with a retooled, brighter shade of red (what USA baseball needs more of). Home: White pinstripe vest with blue undershirt. USA is in red to give the color a more distinct position. Road: Grey uniform with basic piping details. Font and lettering color does not change. Simply a basic, American-style look. Alternate: A tribute to the "golden age" of early 1900's baseball. Simplified cap with star, blue jersey with blue pants and white striped stockings, and a vintage styled font. A bit out there, but added in for a fun look. No changes will be coming to the entry sent in for the Uni Watch competition, but C&C is still welcomed.
  7. GenericUsername30

    United States Baseball League

    This is the USBL. The United States Baseball League is comprised of 32 teams. There are 4 divisions, (North, South, East and West) with 8 teams in each division. Team names and designs are inspired by the 1900’s - 1940’s baseball era. The USBL has a 100 game season. Each division winner makes the playoffs. There are also 4 wild card spots. Each division winner automatically gets a 1, 2, 3 or 4 seed. The teams with the next four best records will get the 5, 6, 7 and 8 seeds. NORTH Chicago Wind Sox Milwaukee Warriors Indiana Badgers Omaha Pioneers Minnesota Millers St. Louis Spiders Cincinnati Scouts Louisville Sluggers SOUTH San Antonio Outlaws Birmingham Bears Memphis Crows Houston Hurricanes Atlanta Zephyrs New Orleans Tiger Sharks Miami Waves Dallas Independents EAST New York Scrapers Detroit Motors Baltimore Birds Philadelphia Federals Boston Maroons Cleveland Ghosts Pittsburgh Buccaneers Washington Senators WEST Los Angeles Californians Portland Lumberjacks San Francisco Seals Denver Prospects San Jose Seagulls Oklahoma City Twisters Seattle Orcas Las Vegas Silvers
  8. It's been a while since I posted a concept. My last American soccer league did not go as well as I had planned. So I've switched gears from computer designed to hand drawn. I started to do this all the way back in July and have worked on it off and on since then. The United States Soccer League(USSL) and Canadian Soccer League (CSL) USSL So way back in 1902 6 clubs from the East coast and Midwest. Since then it has expanded to 75 teams an three tiers. Each state has at least 1 team plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico. CSL Established in 1971 with 6 teams across Canada, and now has twenty teams. Each providence and territory has at least 1 team. This is just like any other soccer league with regulations and promotions in the USSL. CSL is more MLS format with the same 20 teams each year. See the league rules here: (not completely finished yet) American aspects: Playoffs to determine champion, draft, free agents, trades, etc. European aspects: points system, regulation/promotion, etc. One major thing though: Soccer is the only major sport in the world. No NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL. Volleyball and other similar sports continue, but all of the major athletes play in this league(i.e. Steph Curry, Mike Trout, Sidney Crosby, Antonio Brown, etc.) League Logos: First team to come soon!
  9. astone11

    USA Baseball

    Hey all! Back with another baseball concept. Just trying my hand at USA Baseball. Tell me what you think.... Primary Script Home Uniform Road Uniform
  10. HJC ( has started a contest in which participants design a new logo, uniforms, and a "Wild Card" item for an NHL expansion team called the Americans, based off of the old Brooklyn Americans hockey club. I put my club in Seattle, made a logo and jerseys, as well as a rally/playoff towel. All designs are below. There ya go! What do you think? Here's the contest link, by the way.
  11. Concept basketball league. Anyone can upload teams until i feel we have enough teams. start off with just a logo or logo package. Teams can be anywhere in North America.
  12. cwilz305

    Saint Louis Pandas Football Team

    Hello! This is a concept for a football team in Saint Louis, Missouri. I'll be working on it some more in the future til then, feel free to critique. Also please keep these ideas in mind: - I have no clue how pandas are related to St. Louis. Oh well! - The base Helmet was created by Chris Maurer - The rest of this project is at Enjoy!
  13. So the reason I've been so quiet on the concepts front is because I have a regular day job designing scarves for a company called Global Scarves. Between the youth soccer teams, rugby tournaments, and breweries, sometimes I design scarves for the American Outlaws. Each chapter needs a different look, one that stands out from the others. So that's why I decided on posting all the AO scarves I've made in the last 2 months in a nice little Behance piece. Check out them all here
  14. Hey guys, I'm back with another series! NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY ASSOCIATION This series is inspired by Raysox's World Ice Hockey Federation (I think that's right?). However, instead of focusing on several hockey leagues around the world, this thread has one league compromising of professional hockey teams in North America. TEAMS/ALIGNMENT Hockey teams are drawn from several North American leagues, including the NHL, WHL, OHL and QMJHL, to form a league of fifty teams. There are two conferences, Canadian and American, each consisting of 25 teams. From there, teams are split into five divisions, with five teams per division. LOGOS Logos are inspired by the NHL logo. To have an easier effect on your eyes, gradients were removed and each logo consists of two colors. PLAYOFFS/BRACKETS Out of the 50 teams, 32 teams qualify for the playoffs each year. The winners of each division are given the top five spots in their conference. After that, teams will have to fight for the remaining 11 wild card spots. STANDINGS Seeding is determined by a win-loss record. Tiebreakers include most regulation wins, most goals for, least goals against. If any teams are tied in all of these cases, a tiebreaker game will take place. GAMES Each game will consist of three periods, each twenty minutes long with a fifteen-minute intermission between each. If teams are tied after regulation, they will go into overtime. Overtime is sudden death with five periods lasting fifteen minutes, with a one-minute intermission between each. If a team cannot score in one period, they will move on to the next. Each period of overtime is different. Each one is listed below. *Five minutes of 5 on 5* *Four minutes of 4 on 4* *Three minutes of 3 on 3* *Two minutes of 2 on 2* *One minute of 1 on 1* If teams do not score after overtime, they will proceed to a shootout. During the course of the regular season, each team will play 90 games (45 home, 45 away). *4 games against each divisional teams (16)* *2 games against each team in conference (48)* *2 out-of-conference games against a designated team (2)* *1 out-of-conference game vs. each of the remaining teams (24)* SPECIAL EVENTS During the course of the regular season certain events will take place. *Three Winter Classics, each in select cities, during the first weekend in January* *The Champions Game, an outdoor game that takes place in the city of the reigning champion, versus the runner-up. Takes place at the beginning of the season* *All-Star game in February, American Conference vs. the Canadian Conference* --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SKIP AHEAD TEAMS Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes Barrie Colts Blainville Armada Boston Bruins SPECIAL EVENTS Winter Classic: Chicago
  15. hettinger_rl

    State Wordmark Logos

    Does each state have one? They're the wordmarks that are on the commercials and brochures for states. Which is best? Worst? Most intriguing? Here are a few to start us off:
  16. sayahh

    NBA Patriotic Logo

    In light of the MLB's Fourth of July uniforms and logo, I thought to myself, "thank God the NBA doesn't do something like this!" Well, first, they don't play any regular season games in July, and second, they're probably more into camouflage and sleeves right now (until the 2017-18 season starts). But I thought it would be cool to see what the Jerry West Logoman looks like in front of the American flag. As usual, I only used MS Paint. Comments and suggestions welcomed. Enjoy!
  17. Artist4Adonai

    US Soccer Kit Concept

    Playing around with the USA National Soccer Kit. I can't stand what Nike has done the last few design cycles. The best kit they ever did was the centennial design. It was simple, clean, and actually used our colors! I took the current redesigned logo and integrated it into a similar design to the centennial look. To distinguish us from everyone else I went with the striped socks to reflect "Old Glory". No neon color accents, no Popsicle stripes, and no black.
  18. JosiahWVU

    Updated USA Soccer Logo

    I love US soccer, and the new logo is okay, but could be better. SO while I had some time the other night, I worked on a new logo. I used Conrad's USA Font for this. The year is 1913, the year USA soccer came into existence. Added a soccer ball so it would be soccer specific. Extended the stripes to fill some blank space, but I might take those away if it doesn't go over well. C&C appreciated! Thanks! Uniforms to come.
  19. davidp94

    US Soccer Copa America Kit concept

    US Soccer Copa America When a team is celebrating the anniversary of something they will usually use classic jerseys, just look at the Canadiens 100th, the Ducks' 20th, and so on. For the 100th anniversary of the Copa America, US Soccer did not do this. So I came up with this concept. The home is very clean and a bit similar to the US's 2013 kit, which was a throwback to the US's Original soccer kits in 1930. After seeing the actual away kits that the US will wear which feature red and blue split sleeves and a black base I came up with this more traditional split kit. Ultimately, with US Soccer releasing their newer, cleaner, crisper logo, I think kits like these would be the perfect bring in the new era of US Soccer. Let me know what you guys think, I set up a poll so feel free to vote. I am open to creative criticism so throw any suggestions out there. Please don't bother telling me the font looks bad because I know. I am a bit of a stickler for using the correct font and since I could not find the actual font the US will use this summer to download, I copy and pasted the font from an image and re sized and recolored it. I did do previous US Soccer concepts, the home concept I did can be found here and the away concept I did can be found here
  20. mth_05

    Team USA Soccer

    I don't post very often, and actually have never done anything soccer related, but when I saw the new logo and leaked jersey I just couldn't help myself. I think it's a step in the right direction, but I wanted to try something a little different. So without further ado, here's what I could come up with. Just as a side note, the change kits could be worn as solid colors and the alt set would be used as a warm up or a special occasion/rivalry type match. C&C is welcome!
  21. davidp94

    World Cup of Hockey concepts

    World Cup of Hockey Concepts I made these about a year ago for a design contest on and since the world cup logos and jerseys were released last night I thought it might be fun to revisit them now. Now I will be the first to admit, some of these are crap. This was one of my first ventures into Photoshop and also one of the first times I've made a logo, so please keep that in mind when you are criticizing them. I may go back and do the US jersey again without the sash just for the hell of it so keep and eye out for that. Other than that, enjoy my concepts from last year and let me know what you think. #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain (why not)
  22. Dave Ship

    MLS by New Balance®

    What if New Balance signs a league contract with the MLS.
  23. Re-introducing the Stateside Soccer Federation. For the third time. Ugh…I know, right?! I won’t go into all—you can look at the original or second attempt if you really like—but suffice it to say that I actually have a lot of stuff to show now. Here is a brief on the concept: 50 teams (one per state), 10 regional divisions, meaning 5 teams per division. As I share more, I will update this post with a full listing of teams and locations, as well as a regional map. A few notes to keep in mind, please: I try to stick with what the kit manufacturer is currently producing. For instance, Nike is putting out relatively simple/classic kits these days. There are exceptions, though. This league assumes the other domestic leagues have folded. Because this is a domestic league, you will only see one “FC” - the rest are SC, because, well, I kind of backed myself into that corner. Number colors: same as permitted in the Premier League. Some of you might think “that doesn’t represent my state.” Fair enough, but I do use a lot of state symbols, seals, flags and landmarks as inspiration. On a similar note, if a team name is specific to a city or region, I try to incorporate another aspect that will encompass the rest of the state. Comments, good or bad, are strongly encouraged. New note: Several teams are named after their state's nickname. I took this approach mainly because college or pro teams already scooped up quality team mascots/names. To those who have been around long enough to see this before, thanks for stopping by...again. Without further ado, here is the Federation logo: Note - For whatever reason, I am reasonable at putting together a team crest, but I fully admit to not being very good at league logos. Links to specific team: Pacific Division Mountain Division High Plains Division Prairie Division Great Lakes Division Alaska Frontier Arizona Coppers SC Badlanders SC Express SC Explorateur SC Jet City SC Beehive SC Big Sky SC Iowa Monks SC Ohio Scarlet Oregon Cascades SC Colorado United Boise Gems SC Minnesota United Peninsulas SC Paradise SC Duke City SC NDSC OK Drillers SC Railsplitters SC Redwoods SC Nevada Sages SC Wyoming Drovers SC South Wind United Wild Indiana Valley Division Gulf Division Piedmont Division Megalopolis Division New England Division Derby United Magic City SC Gatekeepers SC Excelsior Athletic Boston Hub SC KC Heart FC Pascua Florida Annapolis Skipjacks Hartford Oak SC Dirigo SC Little Rock Naturals NOLA Spirit Old North SC Jersey Blue SC Green Mountain Boys Tenn SC Magnolias SC SC Palmetto Keystone FSC Manchester Finches West Virginia Dales Republic FSC Commonwealth Colonials Wilmington Wonders Ocean State SC Division Map and Team Locations Starting things off: Pacific Division
  24. For my 100th post I present to you... American Soccer Association History: With region leagues growing a group of investors decided to form a professional soccer league in America. In 1949 the league kicked off with 6 teams in, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, LA, and Charlotte. Since than the league has expanded to 30 teams with the latest expansion in 1999. Format: There are two conference, East and West. The teams play a 58 game season playing each team at home and on the road once. The top 8 teams from each conference make the playoffs. 1 v. 8 2 v. 7 3 v. 6 4 v. 5 play in a best of 3 series. The next round is best of 5 and the conference championships and ASA Cup are best of 7. Kits: Prior to the 2016 season the ASA joined with Nike, adidas, and Under Armour to give each team a new set of kits. Rules: 3 Kits(Primary, Clash, Third) Each team will have a sponsor based or started in their area(ex. Pittsburgh-Heinz) I'm not a fan of league wide fonts so each team will have unique font. Here's the league logo from the 2015 season(2016 logo to come) The first team will be up soon! Hint; Atlanta
  25. Over the past month or so I have been working on my first ever fictional sports league. I came up with the league last year and I did not have the skills to make logos for the league, so I stuffed it away for almost a year. That league is the American Premier League. This is my first attempt at making logos for sports teams. So any C+C you have please feel free to post. Also, all cities are set in stone. I will probably ask for ideas for a team or two if I am stuck but the cities are here to stay. My inspiration for this series has come from Raysox' A-League and his fantastic APL. (I came up with the APL name before his series came out so it is just by coincidence that they have the same name) Enjoy! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The American Premier League was founded in 1960 by teams from Portland (Maine), Fresno, Tucson, Fargo, Albany, Boston, St. Louis, and El Paso. The goal of the league was to make the game of soccer more popular in America. Soccer was just beginning to gain popularity in America by the start of the 60’s. Attendance was low for the first few seasons and many doubted if the league would survive the decade. But in 1965 a new president emerged. Peter C. Wolters came aboard with one mission. To make the APL a top US sports league. He brought on a new city and one more in 1970, and by 1975 the APL was competing with the top sports leagues in america. The teams moved to bigger stadiums and in 1976 the APL was averaging 40,000 fans a game. Today the APL has grown to 12 teams. They are scattered all over the US. The newest team coming in 2012 from the Northwest. One thing the APL loves and has loved from the beginning is small market teams. Only 4 teams play in “major” cities. Even with small market team the APL averages about 7.5 million fans per regular season. Each teams plays a triple-round robin schedule, playing a total of 33 matches a season. Teams alternate between 16 and 17 home matches every year. The season runs from March to Mid-October. Every season since its inception in 1960, there has been playoffs. At the end of each season the top 4 teams in the APL standings play for the American Cup. The 1 seed plays the 4 seed and the 2 seed plays the 3 seed. The semifinals and finals are both best of 3 series. Bear Republic FC FC Tucson New York Empire North Star United Fargo Bison FC Portland 1907 Boston Rebels FC New Orleans FC (V2.0) Boise Forest Atlético El Paso AFC St. Louis Jacksonville FC