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On 11/13/2018 at 7:58 AM, Gothamite said:

I think using the Space Needle is great.  A solid icon for the city.

 

The two shields thing is an odd choice, though.  Seems to have been added just so they could get their second blue in there, and it isn't at all justified within the design.  Drop the pointy lower shield, reduce the ribbon size to match, and you've got a very solid look.

 

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As someone who's lived in Seattle for nearly 30 years, I'd disagree on the Space Needle being a solid icon for the team. 

 

1. The team is the Sounders (Puget Sound). I feel an icon more consistent with the water/sea would be better (ie. old Sounders used an Orca)

2. The Needle is located at the opposite end of town from where the Sounders play. So unlike the Sonics who played in the shadow of the Needle, there is no proximity between the two in the town itself. That being said the original Sounders did play at the base of the Needle are various times in their existence but Sounders FC do not have that connection.

3. The Needle is more what tourists think of being Seattle than what Seattlites think of being Seattle (like Pike's Market or Grunge). Not bad in and of itself but using it seems more like something a designer from L.A. or New York would design for Seattle than what an actual Seattle designer would design for Seattle. 

  

In any event, I would agree that the double shield and even the ribbon are more of an issue visually. 

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5 minutes ago, hawk36 said:

As someone who's lived in Seattle for nearly 30 years, I'd disagree on the Space Needle being a solid icon for the team. 

 

1. The team is the Sounders (Puget Sound). I feel an icon more consistent with the water/sea would be better (ie. old Sounders used an Orca)

2. The Needle is located at the opposite end of town from where the Sounders play. So unlike the Sonics who played in the shadow of the Needle, there is no proximity between the two in the town itself. That being said the original Sounders did play at the base of the Needle are various times in their existence but Sounders FC do not have that connection.

3. The Needle is more what tourists think of being Seattle than what Seattlites think of being Seattle (like Pike's Market or Grunge). Not bad in and of itself but using it seems more like something a designer from L.A. or New York would design for Seattle than what an actual Seattle designer would design for Seattle. 

  

In any event, I would agree that the double shield and even the ribbon are more of an issue visually. 

 

You've lived in Seattle 30 years and you still say "Pike's Market?"

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12 minutes ago, TaylorMade said:

 

You've lived in Seattle 30 years and you still say "Pike's Market?"

Ha, needless to say I'm not a tourist.

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4 hours ago, DC in Da House w/o a Doubt said:

 

Different strokes, I emphatically disagree I think the MLS is loaded with sharp, clean crests.

 

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I could be talked into including more. The Rapids, Crew, and Galaxy, for example, especially when compared to prior logos they had.  Overall, I'd say there's like only 5 MLS crests I don't like

 

I agree with you, but even many of these would be better served by eliminating the city identifiers. The Union would look great with just the snake shield, Atlanta could use just the inner circle with the A and black-and-red stripes. The Eagle for D.C. United could stand alone without the wordmark. I'm not sure how Miami intends to use the crest on its uniforms, but I'd be disappointed if it uses the entire roundel and not just the inner shield. 

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4 hours ago, TaylorMade said:

 

Nope. Adrian Hanauer said at the recent business meeting that negotiations are already in place for a new sponsor. 

 It's going to be weird to see them without Xbox though.

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