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  1. You didn't have to go and embarrass the MLS with a tier 2 state league! I'm going to stick to the consumer perspective again to keep things shorter, but I'll still share thoughts for improvement. Fremont Dynamo SC Love the name and the origin! Small room for improvement, though. I think the "volt" title of the color is off the mark because it's meant to imply light and movement, while all it really does is reminds me of a highlighter that has gone over pencil too many times (Not your fault because you didn't name it). I think the look would pop if you leaned towards the lime green in the Volt color. The design on the kits are awesome, I just couldn't see myself wearing the color. Irvine SC Ah, the double color. You always get me with them, and this time it is my favorite color. I'll take both jerseys because they are beautiful and remind me of a creamsicle. I will also take a hat, shirt and warmup pullover with that logo. The simplicity of your balloon makes my brain think it is just a badge holding the "I", and I love it. Inspirational take on what would usually be an average roundel. (I vote to dub their clash the "Neighborhood Watch" kit) Calcio North Beach Well, three for three and I'm not sorry for the amount of space this post will take up. I'd definitely wear that logo on any clothing. The color combo is gorgeous and unique. You wouldn't be able to get away with it in other sports and that is why I love soccer aesthetics. Kits are pretty solid, but that sponsor is the most aggressive thing I've ever seen. Sacramento Athletic Club Wouldn't be caught dead wearing SAC gear, but that isn't your fault it's because of the city (I'll just say my 5th grade field trip to the capital wasn't perfect). Do need to list the team for how clever the name is, though. Doesn't feel force, and I bet the residence eat it up. I could imagine the players are very proud to have "SAC" on their chest (ha). Catalina Wanderers I'd prefer the "Catalina Wine Mixers", but I always appreciate "Wanderers" being used in any sport. Love the creative freedom that the name gives, while still sounding solid. So I can say I didn't call out this team just to make a Step Brothers joke, this team is a prime example of the research done that I appreciate so much. AFC Santa Monica The standout of this team is their logo. Mark them as one I would get a hat for. I really like the font that you use for "afc", and they utilize colors very well to give off a Santa Monica vibe. Temecula SC Just love the quail logo too much. Couldn't stop myself from giving it the much deserved appreciation. Beverly Hills SC This team is potentially my favorite of the whole series. The crest's inspiration is so obvious, but perfect. The monogram "BH" is also just as good. In fact, I wish you went the Rangers route and let the "BH" out of the cage on the clash so we could admire it at a larger size. The Art Deco palm trees on the home are also too good. I'd buy one full price on pure impulse, and I would not regret it later. "The Cheesecake Factory" on the chest is also fantastic. That is an S tier kit sponsor. Much like The Cheesecake Factory, this team offers me all I could ever want, and more, all in one place.
  2. My lord, we are full steam ahead, again! I'll try to run through them without taking a whole page of the thread. Eastern Ohio - Clean, simple and solid. I love the history behind every team, but the Barons having an eagle mascot feels weird. Other than that, I think everything else checks out. Both the primary and secondary could split use 50/50 depending on sport. The colors make me think of Notre Dame, which is brilliantly clever because my brain is conditioned to think of Notre Dame as traditional. As a result, it helps this school lean even more towards that traditional style. 7/10 - Would attend. CIIT - Saying the school's name makes my jaw sore, but I like the creativity. The shell is just not strong enough to stand as the primary. Don't get me wrong, it is an awesome logo, but it leaves some to be desired. Maybe if it was in a roundel with the schools name, or (even better) if there was some type of sash on it. Personally, I believe the fox deserves to be promoted based on the historic inspiration. Its a much more fascinating logo, and you executed very well. Btw I appreciate the Nike type of branding you're playing with the color names. 8/10 - Would visit the campus, but don't think I'm smart enough to attend. Polaris University - I think this might be the first double color I am not crazy about. The lighter purple is hitting a little close to pink, while the darker one doesn't feel dark enough. The primary is very clever and I like the direction, but it might need some fine tuning. I like the secondary much more! You could put "Polaris" under it and immediately elevate the logo to the primary sports mark. 5/10 - It's just not the path I want to follow. Rio Grande - Best part of this is the colors. They are vibrant and give a lot of flexibility for unique branding across every sport. I adore the quetzal, and can't wait to see the tail used as the stripe on their football helmets / hockey pants / basketball jersey and short panels. 7.5/10 - Something to squak about. Hall & Oats Rose & Oak - I can't get over this school. The colors are perfect, the owl head logo is probably my favorite of the series and the body option that goes with it only adds to the overall identity. The only thing it is missing is a classy "Rose & Oak" cursive script to use on baseball and throwbacks. I would be excited to wear that secondary on a hockey sweater if I was a student! 10/10 - The look would 100% justify going to school in Des Moines. RMSU - I was expecting more ice and less sand, but I feel like the colors work. At first, I had a problem with the abrupt cut off of the mammoth's leg, but I think my mind processed that it is supposed to be a bent leg, now. The secondary is so simple, but executes. It deserves more words, but at this point I can't stop thinking "CCM font" over and over in my head. 8/10 - It is icy. VMU - Fits are clean and I like how you used the trident wave on the helmet. CIU - Diamonds are so nice, but I still have a problem with that script! The asymmetric jerseys are fantastic and the colors look good. I'm not sold on the number font because of the tapering on that top bar of the 5.
  3. How dare you take the potential “Inter Los Banos” name away from that city. Imagine the merchandise sales from that one. The shirts would say “The Restroom International” or ever the team name sounding close enough to an individual demanding someone to enter the bathroom..... Merced County is a beautiful looking team, and I’ll forgive you if you give me their home jersey for free. I’m adding up so much fake debt.
  4. It has been some time since I have been able to appreciate this, but I am stopping by to make sure I update my running list of jerseys! Logos I really like that would find their way in my closet whether it be on a shirt or hat: Modesto Athletics: Just love the shape of the "M". Also, really like the double orange. It is very unique and I am a bit disappointed it didn't make an appearance on the kits. Atletico San Jose: It is my home squad, I have to support them. I like the simple logo, and I think using our flag's colors was smart. The font used for "ASJ" is eye catching. Solvang fB: I just love the simple style shown here. Again, we see the trend of me being all in with the double color. SC Golden Gate: This is my favorite team in the series, and when I say this I mean by a long shot. Shoot that International Orange straight into my veins, I can't get enough of it. The way that the lighter orange pops off the other is gorgeous, and I think the powder blue is a nice addition that can be used in many ways for clash kits in the future. Olympic Los Angeles: Hate that I like an LA team so much, but the name is perfect and I think the logo is excellent. Coronado International: Just a gorgeous crest. It is as simple as that. Sol De Yuma: The colors are funky like the city they play in, and with a look so nice I think I could get behind the team playing out of my current state. And here are the newer jerseys that would definitely drain my wallet: Russian River SC Clash: It feels a bit off when considering the team's colors, but it is inspired. I really like the use of the two greens, they feel balanced. Atletico San Jose Home/Clash: Although the home feels close to the LA Galaxy in real life, it is a classy look overall. I think the home fits the vibe that you hit with the crest, and the clash gives the cutting edge feel of the valley without going too far away from the team's tradition. Deportivo El Centro Clash: Idk, something about this jersey is just funky in a good way. I usually hate when gold and white touch, but this is doing it for me. Solvang fB Home: It is a classy kit, and I adore the cross look. SC Golden Gate Home: Again, the way the orange pops is gorgeous. I'd probably grab anything this team put out with the two colors together. Sporting San Francisco Clash: That orange is so vibrant/aggressive, and I love it. That striping gives a feeling of movement with speed, making me think you nailed what you were going for. Olympic Los Angeles Clash: This is too good not to have in a collection. The colors pop and I really like the inspiration. Sol De Yuma Home/Clash: Another duo that makes the cut. The Home is simple, but what you did with the pinstripes is fascinating. The cactus look of them is a bit genius and I have to applaud you there. As for the clash, it should be known Arizonians eat up anything with the flag on it, so that is why I am eating this jersey up. I tried to raise the standards to cut down my list, but wow do these looks impress. That is all I got for now. Keep it up, you're doing a fantastic job!
  5. Not devastated by the division names, but I am appalled by Chrysler’s marketing department not capitalizing on a prime opportunity. Come on, we could have had the Chrysler Pacifica Division! Instead we are stuck with Honda.
  6. Doesn’t even flop the tongue? This is amateur hour.
  7. This is a fun league for a California native, and I appreciate the thought put towards the project. I didn't realize how many cities actually had a team until I saw Los Banos, a small pass through for my trip from AZ to the Bay while I was in college (Also, what a name for a city). I am actually surprised that bigger cities didn't truly get multiple teams like you'd see in England, but I do like the spread of clubs because it gives a diverse representation of the state. While we haven't seen San Jose (where I am from), I do believe the treatment of the Bay Area teams has been excellent, from a native's perspective. Using Mt. Diablo as a name is great, and I love their crest/colors. Silicon Valley has appropriate colors and I really enjoy their kits. Maybe I missed it, but do they have a nickname? I would love to see what a soccer club would do for a nickname when it came to tech inspiration. My favorite has to be Roses AFC. Their logo is gorgeous, and their twist on pinstripes is inspired. I would buy that kit if I could, and for full price. In second, I'd put that Salinas team for now. I really like the identity, and appreciate the kit sponsor inspiration for the clash. That would be another top I'd have in my collection from this league. You need to calm down with the all class kits. At this rate I would be broke fast, and we aren't even half way through! Keep up the spectacular work, and I'll keep a tally of fictional money spent on jerseys as this progresses.
  8. I love the colors and very much enjoy that primary logo. I have always wanted to do a version of the skating (fill in mascot here) logo, but have always worried about making it look unique. You executed doing this beautifully! I think the beehive could be more tied to the team. Right now it looks like just a hive. I wouldn't alter it much, but maybe there is a way to incorporate an "S" or two in it. Nothing blatant, but I think a subtle nod to the city would help.
  9. Lord, that is jarring. From a players perspective, that would be an obnoxious eye sore. You would get adjusted to it over time, but I don’t think it is justified. Also, why an orange line? It could be any other contrasting color.
  10. That's awesome to hear! Thanks for the Long Beach praise. If you're familiar with the teams, you know why I held off for this next one until last. I was trying to figure out how to show my Arizona team off without getting in trouble here. While they don't necessarily have an offensive name in the timeline I've created, I don't believe it fits the guidelines of the forums. That being said, we can refer to this team as the "Arizona Hockey Team" for now. The team located in Arizona was built to look Southwest without using "yeehaw"s and guns. To make the club more Arizona specific, I decided to pick a brick color, that would be given the nickname "adobe", and turquoise, which is probably the best known mineral in the state behind copper. The jerseys were the most fun to make, being my go at an overcomplicated stripe pattern that was very popular in the early years of hockey. While the league started in the 50s, I thought it be funny to have one team that just wouldn't let go of their complicated design. The actual stripes took loose inspiration from some Navajo blankets that I referenced online, and they were cleaned up to create some consistency in the pattern. The logo... isn't the actual logo. The original was stripped and replaced with a block "A", being part of my attempt to make the presentation more appropriate for the forum. Honestly, the look isn't hurt much by the logo being replaced, but it does feel weird to me. If you want to see the actual set or want to follow along with the history, feel free to visit the thread. I don't have the link in my sig, but, if you don't mind a goose hunt, I know @_DietDrPepper_ has it in theirs. I'll see you all when an expansion hits or a team makes a significant change! Thank you for sticking around.
  11. Since the last one wasn't much of a change, I'll go ahead and introduce the next team. The Long Beach team is named after the major earthquake that struck the town in 1933, and their look is inspired by the Art Deco theme the city went with when rebuilding. The interlocking "L" and "B" are meant to keep formality and be built to last. The navy/gold/white scheme is where the Art Deco most comes into play, being a common combo seen during the era. The jerseys carry a two stripe theme that repeats throughout. The most unique aspect would be the use of these stripes on the shoulders of the dark jersey, while the whites have a phantom stripe that leaves the gold hanging. The Earthquakes are also the first team in the league to use a deep cut collar paired with laces. Tell me what you think!
  12. I appreciate the kind words! Since the Patriots actually updated their look recently, I thought I'd dust off this thread. There are two other teams, but I might as well get Oakland up to date before anything new. The small changes made to Oakland came with the addition of a new minority owner. The goal was to construct a cohesive identity for the Patriots that didn't ruin what was already established. Other than the obvious addition of baby blue, the five stripes found on the arms of the white jersey were condensed and the colors were altered to create a pattern that feels new. These stripes were also implemented on the socks, replacing the oversized stripes and blue top that made the breezers look like they came down below the knees. The other jersey would take what had been done on the white and change the base to navy, creating consistency across the brand. The only things that stay the same are the gloves and pants.
  13. To be fair, I could not imagine the blue/yellow looking better. Also, when I watched the highlights I noticed their shoulder yoke looks so odd. Why does it cut in to the neck like that? It was nice seeing them capture their first win early.
  14. The Bucks logo looks so good on the brown. I'd maybe even put it as the top logo in the league because everything just works. The more I analyzed the look, the more I think the overall brand breaks down. The logo looks awkward on the red cap. Both the "C" and the buck being white gives a slightly muddled look, and I feel like you could just copy the route taken for the one done on brown (Make the "C" brown or white and the buck the opposite of what is selected for the "C" to create separation). The script also seems a little off brand compared to other aspects of the brand that were presented. This is baseball, so I really have no horse in the race when it comes to knowledge of what makes a good baseball identity, but I think the script would look better if it was closer to the block look that the primary has. This series has been fun! Wish we could see more about the history over the years.
  15. Hard to find something to critique when the thread belongs to you, JCR. It's always really nice to see you around. The Sparks look great as something you'd actually see in the QMJHL because of the jerseys that are similar to real life Boston. The Nationals have a pretty sweet logo and I like their jerseys because they remind me of the Montreal team from the sim league you ran so long ago. I think their video game jerseys are way off the color you are showing, I get the video game doesn't usually sync up perfectly, but if I wouldn't be able to connect the two without you showing them next to each other. The Trappers are the best, imo, due to the fact that I am a sucker for brown and orange. If I had to change anything, I would say the logo, while good, looks like two separate logos smashed together. I am not sure how you could make it more cohesive, but I can't stop seeing the wolf head and then the human head as an addition afterwards. I also think the numbers don't need that white outline. I suggest matching the numbers with the striping on the home. Just orange outlined by thick brown. Can't wait to see more!