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US Super League (18/64)

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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. The first group stage has the teams play each other only once in their respective groups, but once that stage is done, each team plays their opponent twice, like the UEFA Champions League. 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

Niagra 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

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

atleticosantamonica.png

 

 

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You're back! When you dropped the "US Super League" bomb in the FPL thread I was hoping that you would do that eventually do this, and here you are! Will the Floridian teams change kits or even logos in this, or will you keep them the same?

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3 hours ago, Magic Dynasty said:

You're back! When you dropped the "US Super League" bomb in the FPL thread I was hoping that you would do that eventually do this, and here you are! Will the Floridian teams change kits or even logos in this, or will you keep them the same?

They logos will stay the same but since it's a new year, they have different kits. Glad you're looking forward to this too.

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Austin Republic

“The Outlaws”

Austin, TX
League: Texan Premier League

Kits: Nike

Colors: Navy and Gold

Sponsor: Dell

Year Founded: 1936

USSL Titles: 1

League Finish: 2

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I have a few questions.

 

Is this going to become a fantasy league? Will you be simulating seasons or just showing off design.

 

How many logos and jerseys will you be posting per day?

 

Great job so far, can't wait for the next one!!

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27 minutes ago, Cardsblues02 said:

I have a few questions.

 

Is this going to become a fantasy league? Will you be simulating seasons or just showing off design.

 

How many logos and jerseys will you be posting per day?

 

Great job so far, can't wait for the next one!!

1) There will be a simulation of the groups and knockout round games

2) I'll try to post from 1 to 2 a day

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The first two concepts look really nice! Should be a fun series. Is there any reason you chose navy and gold for Austin? If possible, a short explanation of the concept and description of the team's identity would be helpful.

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Thanks for all the feedback, keep it coming! Team 3 below.

 

 

SC Bakersfield

“The Arches”

Bakersfield, CA

League: California Soccer League

Kits: New Balance

Colors: Gold and Black

Sponsor: DirecTV

Year Founded: 1936

USSL Titles: 0

League Finish: 7

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These are incredible and it's gonna blow what I'm working on out of the water. Critiques:

Atletico SM: The white on "Atletico" is a little tough to read, probably worse from a difference. You could try a thin black stroke to make it pop more

Austin: Great use of the slash from the logo on the jersey

Bakersfield: That font is incredible, where does the lion come from too?

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3 hours ago, Magic Dynasty said:

Bakersfield looks great! Just wondering, is that Kevin Harvick on the back (he drives #4)? Or is it just a coincidence?

Thank you! And that's no coincidence, it sure is Kevin Harvick

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Beacon Hill Union

“The Revolution”

Boston, MA

League: New England Soccer League

Kits: Puma

Colors: Navy and Red

Sponsor: John Hancock

Year Founded: 1929

USSL Titles: 1

League Finish: 1

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Brooklyn Wanderers

“Blue and Golds”

Brooklyn, NY
League: Metropolitan Soccer Associaton

Kits: Adidas

Colors: Blue and Yellow

Sponsor: Citibank

Year Founded: 1925

USSL Titles: 6

League Finish: 1

brooklynwanderers.png

 

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For those of you who followed my Floridian Premier League project, you should recognize this one.

 

Buena Vista United

“The Magic”

Orlando, FL

League: Floridian Premier League

Kits: New Balance

Colors: Blue and White

Sponsor: Walt Disney World

Year Founded: 1990

USSL Titles: 0

League Finish: 6

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