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  1. Philadelphia F.C About the Club The club was founded in 1924 by members of the Philadelphia German Rifle club. They joined the ASL in 1933 for it’s inaugural season. They won the League title in their second season and won the U.S Open cup the year after. During the war years the club changed it's name to the Philadelphia Passon. During this early period of league's existence, Philadelphia dominated the competition, clocking in at 11 ASL titles between 1933 and 1963. While the expansions brought in more competition, the club retained it's status as America's premier soccer club. With the sale of the club in early 90's, a new era began as the new management wanted to make the club more appealing to a global audience. The club took on Philadelphia F.C as it's new name, and embraced it's German heritage. As of 2021, the club has 19 ASL titles and is looking to add a fourth star on it's crest. Logo History In the early days of the club's history, the team went with a simple blackletter P design which they kept even when they changed their name. The first update to the logo came in the late 1960's as they introduced the "flying p" logo. When the club was bought in the early 90's, the new ownership wanted to appeal to a broader audience, and changed the name and crest. The new design was a more traditional looking design and also saw the club return to it's German roots. This design was updated in 2016. Shirt History The clubs first kits where all white, which later evolved into black and white as the sport began to professionalize in the 1960's. A few more unique options where tried over the years but in the 90's the club returned to it's trademark white and black colors.
  2. Baltimore Canton S.C About the Club The club was founded in 1917, as part of a youth sports team setup. They where the first uniformed soccer team in the state of Maryland and where regular contenders in State wide competitions. Following the founding of the second ASL, the club's leadership seeing the teams's success in the youth leagues, decided to enter the ASL for it's inaugural season with a semi-professional adult team. The first seasons saw Baltimore achieve relative success in the top half of the table, coming close to a league title in 1935/36. In 1938, they where joined by Baltimore German and the Charm City Derby was born. The sport was gaining popularity in the city as both Baltimore teams where regular fixtures in the top half of the league. But around the late 40's this came to an abrupt end. The financial situation of the league was dire, especially after it's resource draining expansion in the Midwest. With two teams in one city, many thought the market in the area was already over saturated. So the owner sold his team to a group of entrepreneurs from Trenton to the dismay of many fans. The team started play in the 1948-49 season as the Trenton Americans. This left fans distraught as they couldn't just support their fierce rival. But disaster struck again as the following season as the Baltimore German (now renamed Americans) folded the next season, leaving both sets of fans without their teams. After several seasons of no soccer activity, a new club from the city joined the ASL, Baltimore Pompeii. Several of it's players used to play for both Baltimore clubs, and right of the bat there was a big interest in the new club. But their was a big twist of fate yet again. The Trenton Americans, who effectively still owned the Baltimore colors and name folded during the 1954/55 season. This prompted the board of Baltimore Pompeii to inquire about the rights of the original Baltimore SC. While they where initially rebuffed, the ASL central committee ruled that Pompeii could in theory reacquire the rights if there where no buyers for the Trenton franchise. Eventually there was nobody who wanted to take over the failing club and Pompeii bought it for the symbolic fee of 1 dollar. With these rights now back in Baltimore, the club took on the name Baltimore Canton S.C and reverted to using the original crest and colors, as well as the date of establishment. Logo History Dating back over 100 years, the BC monogram was the unofficial logo for the Canton, appearing on their shirts around 1919. With the professionalization of the league in the 1960's, the club decided to incorporate the city's flag in it's crest since it already took it's colors from the same flag. The design was updated in the 1980's and again in 2017, in the same year the monogram crest was reintroduced as their secondary logo to commemorate their 100th anniversary. Shirt History While the club was the first uniformed team in the state, most of their early shirts where unknown, it is presumed their kits changed on a yearly basis. With their entry into the second ASL, the club played in solid yellow shorts with black shorts and socks. The team adopted it's signature half and half shirt when they where still playing in Trenton, albeit in different colors. Upon their return to Baltimore, the team adopted it's former color's and an iconic look was born.
  3. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I will fix some issues with the shirts. The links seem to work just fine here on my end, even on mobile. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks! I'm not planning to reboot the CC series just yet. I want to finish this project first.
  4. Brookhattan F.C About the Club The Brookhattan Football Club was established in 1933, and together with the NY Americans helped to form the current incarnation of the ASL. The Brooks had to wait quite a bit to taste their first successes, but when they did it was a feet that few clubs managed to replicate. In the 1944-45 season, they won the ASL, The National Challenge Cup and the Lewis Cup. Making them one of few teams that have completed a domestic treble. In 1948, the club was bought by Ernesto Diaz, and merged with his former club New York Galicia,but they kept the name and purple and gold club colours. While they didn't achieve much success during this period, they did had some of the league most iconic players. Pito Villanon, one of the first black athletes in an integrated American sports league. During his eleven year stint at the club he became the league’s top scorer twice, and was awarded the league’s MVP during the 1952-53 season and Joe Gaentjes, a Haitian born U.S player who was the ASL top scorer, and during the 1950 World Cup,He scored the winning goal in the 1–0 upset of England. While not as trophy laden as their neighbors. They have become focused on developing and nurturing talent. Logo History Early on the team adopted the blockletter B as their logo, during the 1960's they incorporated it into a new logo that was in use until the 1980's. The design was simplified and some elements where done away with, making it the center piece of their crest. In 2018, a new logo was announced and after a fan vote the current crest won out over the other proposals. Shirt History Brookhattan is one of those teams who have developed a signature look over the decades, with some incarnation of the gold stripe on the chest being present on almost all their shirts. In the early 90's , It was slightly modified by Adidas to resemble their famous three stripes, this wan't popular with fans however, and the one solid stripe returned the next season. Since the 2017-18 season, New Balance became the team's kit supplier but it hasn't been a match made in heaven. Especially when the brand decided to retire their iconic look for the 2018-19 season. With fans threatening with a boycott of brand, it was brought back the next season.
  5. Brooklyn Giants About the Club The club started life as N.Y Hispano and was around before the second incarnation of the ASL. Plying their trade in the Southern New York State Football Association in the 1920’s, they joined the Eastern Soccer League, a rival to the ASL during the Soccer Wars. When the dust settled the club joined the Second ASL in 1933, After 7 games into the season, the club merged with the failing Brooklyn F.C to become Brooklyn Hispano F.C. even though it had roots well beyond this point, the club took this date as it’s foundation. Initially their colours where Orange for Hispano and Dark Blue for Brooklyn F.C. In 1943, when a lot of teams Americanized their names. Brooklyn Hispano became the Brooklyn Giants. They also switched out Blue for Black. Their first title came in 1942, and the Giants had to wait another 29 years before the next. Despite the lack of success, the club amassed a cult following. It also became the sole club to represent the borough of Brooklyn in the top flight. Due to it’s shared history with both New York clubs, there is quite a rivalry between them. But most Giant fans consider Brookhattan their biggest rival. Both clubs have similar backgrounds but represent different boroughs of New York. Brooklyn and the Bronx respectively. Logo History The Brooklyn Giants adopted the stylized letter "B" as part of their name change in 1943. The first real team logo came along in 1968, when the club used the "Brooklyn Bridge Oval", which also showcased their signature black and orange stripes. In the late 80's the logo was updated again, this time to a more traditional looking crest. In 2012, the logo was updated and modernized. Shirt History When you think about the Giants, you automatically think about orange and black stripes. But it only made it's first appearance during the '68 season. With the club opting to used a solid orange shirt with black shorts before that. Throughout the following decades, the home jersey always had some variation of the famous stripes, but there where some exceptions however, like the '97-'98 "Chevron shirt" courtesy of kit supplier Addidas.
  6. And as the first post of the thread, here is the return of the NY Americans! New York Americans S.C About the Club The Amerks where founded in 1931, when Erno Schwarz a former NY Giants and Hakoah player entered them in the last ever seasons of the original ASL. During this period, Schwarz played, managed and owned the club. After the collapse of the league, the leadership of the Amerks and Brookhattan took the lead in creating a new league. The club had its first title during the 1935/36 season and it won the National Challenge Cup one year later. After that came a period of trophy drought until the 1953/54 season. When the club completed the double, winning both the league and the Challenge Cup. Just before the 1956/57 season the Amerks merged with Brooklyn Hakoah, but kept it's original name and identity. With the influx of new players and more financial power, the club had its first golden age. Winning the ASL title three times in a row. In 1956,57 and 58 respectively. Their second golden age came in the seventies when the club won another 3 challenge cups and 3 national titles. As of 2021, it is the most successful club in New York, having amassed 15 national titles and having earned the right to place two stars above their badge. Due their close proximity, there has always been a rivalry with the Brooklyn Giants and Brookhattan. There is also an intense rivalry with Philadelphia F.C, one of the most successful clubs in the country. Another rivalry is with the Boston Celtics, as the rivalry carries over from other American sporting traditions. Logo History Like many early American soccer teams, the Amerks mainly used a simple logo to differentiate them from the other teams in the league. The first real team logo or crest was adopted in 1968, and was mostly based on the Coat of Arms of the United States. The team stuck with this logo until 1979, when the Amerks adopted their signature "flag and roundel" logo. This was updated and modernized in 2018, to celebrate their 85th anniversary. Shirt History From the 1930's until the 1960's, the team used a blue and white colour scheme as it's colors until Erno Schwarz, now honorary president of the club visited Mexican side Chivas. He convinced the board to adopt a red and white striped shirt, but instead of vertical they would be horizontal stripes, as to better resemble the American flag. After penning a sponsorship deal with the league in the mid-70's, British sportswear brand Admiral produced the Amerks first iconic kit. But the "Stars and Stripes" shirt released during the 1993-94 season would soon overtake it as a fan favourite. During the late 1990's the league relaxed it's rules on sponsorship, with Viacom being the Amerks sponsors ever since. It has become virtually impossible to think about a NY Americans kit without the Viacom logo on it. In recent times, Nike became the kit producer, sticking with the striped home shirt, blue shorts and white socks combination throughout the brand's tenure, but the home shirt for the 2021-22 seasons proved to be a bit different.
  7. Well, I finally decided to continue the project, so this warranted a new thread! Most of the teams that I already posted in the previous thread will stay the same, but they all received an update. Some changes are small, while others will be more drastic. Anyway here's the American Soccer League 2.0! League Branding Logo History This will be something entirely new for the concept. A brief overview of the team's logo's( and uniforms) throughout the decade. Here's a quick example using the league's logo, from the 1960's until present day. Map Team List ASL Originals (1933-1946) New York Americans Brooklyn Giants Brookhattan F.C Baltimore Canton S.C Philadelphia F.C
  8. Here is the last of the original club's reworked logo's. Maybe there will be a rework of the Boston Celtics and Baltimore Canton in the future. This thread however is now officially defunct, as I will start a new thread featuring reworked teams and information in the near future.
  9. Here is a remake of some of my earliest kit design in this vector template. I'm just testing the water here, but it looks like this template works well for what I want to do.
  10. Here is the updated logo for the Brooklyn Giants, It isn't anything too drastic since I want to retain was much as possible from the originals. I want to revisit this league in the near future however, but for now I feel like some more crests are in need of some maintenance. I also want to include kits, but I don't think I will keep working with the same "photo realistic" templates since they are kinda time consuming and my knowledge of Photoshop is basic at best. A versatile vector template would possibly be the best option if there are any.
  11. Here are some more reworks, this time for the Union and the NY Americans. I also experimented with a new style to present the logo's as well as incorporating a secondary logo. I'm seriously contemplating returning to the project, but maybe keeping it a bit less ambitious so I can finally finish a concept for once.
  12. Here are some reworked logo's yet again. In my opinion my two last entries where a bit rough, so I definitively wanted to rework those. I'm still stuck on a rework of my Washington Senators logo but found the time to redo the Tampa Bay Pelicans. The new design sports a brand new pelican and a monogram, I used the original roundel but used some elements to break up the design somewhat. In my opinion this looks a bit cleaner then it's previous version. I really like the design for the Corinthians, but I thought it was to similar to the one used by Detroit City F.C, So I switched it up a bit and also used a roundel in the overall design. Letting The Spirit of Detroit break up the design somewhat. It also has a new art decoish font and it also still uses the stylized fleur de lys from the previous design. Some other logo's up for a rework are: Washington Senators, Chicago Union, Brookhattan. And the NY Americans may return to the league after all.
  13. Well, it's been a while again, I've been kinda busy IRL and didn't find time or motivation to proceed with this project. But recently I've found myself going back to this and rethinking some concepts I've made. To start things off here is a more modern rendition of the ASL Logo. It retains the A and the soccer ball that where present in the original logo, but overall feels a lot more contemporary. I also decided on the final colors and typography of the Santos Logo, at first I was considering using this particular concept for a team based in LA but I decided against that because most of this badge was specifically made to represent San Diego. This is more a drastic redesign for the Saint Louis Raiders. I've found that I was using a lot of roundels in the original project so I wanted to shake things up.
  14. Author's note: First of all, I want to thank everyone for the continued support! I've also added a poll to the thread where you can choose the last team that will join the East. I think they're all good options but I can't choose. Since I decided I wanted an other southern based team in the league I have narrowed it down to 4 options: Atlanta Phoenix, Charlotte Royals, Panamerica S.C and Fort Lauderdale Pirates. Washington Senators S.C About the Club The first professional soccer club in DC was created in 1963, as an amateur team known as Washington Britannica by a Scottish expat and other soccer enthusiasts in the capitol. In 1967, the team went professional and joined the American Soccer League, the year after it joined the ASL, the club changed it's name to the Washington Darts. After winning two consecutive titles, the Darts joined the ambitions NASL, which sought to establish itself as the top division of American Soccer. This move proved to be a bad one however, as the original DC team moved a total of 4! times, ending up as the Minnesota Strikers during the last season of the NASL in 1984. Meanwhile the Washington Cavaliers joined the ASL in 1974 but where not achieving the success of their predecessors. As the NASL fell apart, the ASL took it's spot as the top league and attracted more resources. With the Cavaliers drawing the attention of investors, the team became the Washington Senators in 1994, setting itself up for a decade in which it dominated the league during the 90's, winning three titles and three U.S Open cup's.
  15. Tampa Bay Pelicans S.C About the Club The Pelicans where founded in 1959 as the Saint Petersburg Kickers, The first few years the club played amateur football with their first championship coming in 1967 and by 1989 they had become a force in Florida Soccer as they had won their division 11 times, their most prestigious title came that same year as they won US open cup by beating Brookhattan 2-1 in the finals, after taking down Chicago Union. This cuprun impressed the ASL board, who where already considering adding teams from the south in the league, as league expansion was one of the prerequisites for hosting the 1994 World Cup. So it was no surprise they received an invitation to join the league the following season. In 1997, the team changed their name to the Tampa Bay Pelicans, and the team was officially split from the St.Petersburg Kickers, who continued play in the amateur leagues.
  16. Hi, It's been a while. For past couple of months I've been taking a break from this project. Working on each team takes quite some time between making logo's, kits and writing backstories. However I will attempt to see this project out, since I have some more teams up my sleeve I've decided to scale back the scope of the project and settled on having 14 teams in each conference. So that takes us to about 28 teams in total. Unfortunately this means I have to scrap teams that where already in the East.This means that the Philadelhia Nationals, New York Americans and Kearny Scots will no longer feature in the league. The entries will be further apart as to keep things fun and manageable. Here's a quick overview of teams in the east: Baltimore Canton Boston Celtics Brookhattan F.C Brooklyn Giants Chicago Union Detroit Corinthians Milwaukee Eagles Philadelphia Field Club Pittsburgh Steel S.C St.Louis Raiders Tampa Bay Pelicans Washington Senators 13.Georgia/Carolinas based team 14.Ohio/Indiana based team The first two teams who will have an entry are the Tampa Bay Pelicans and Washington Senators Here's a small teaser:
  17. Milwaukee Eagles S.C About the Club The roots of the club go back as far as 1929, when a group of German immigrants founded FC Bayern Milwaukee. The club played it's first match later that year against a team from nearby Sheboygan. The Bavarians continued to play in local leagues throughout the 30's and 40's and even became a dominant club in Wisconsin Soccer. 1956, represented a big turning point however, around this time the ASL Midwestern division became more or less stable and it was looking to bolster it's numbers. Milwaukee was a prime candidate and the league looked at more established clubs to join, in order to avoid the chaos of it's early days. They contacted the board of the club, most of whom where keen on joining the league. But not everyone was on board with the planned move. As some felt that the club could be out of their depth in the (Semi) Proffesional League. This led to a split in the club. One part continued play on the amateur level as Milwaukee Bavarians S.C, while the other half joined the ASL as the Milwaukee Eagles S.C.
  18. I redid the Santos logo a little bit. The shape is now less awkward and maybe a bit more reminiscent of more conventional crest design but it retains it's distinctive top shape. The banner is now a bit arched, but I decided against using an angle. Added a small monogram to the crest. I only thing I need to figure out is the lettering as most of the things I tried look out of place.
  19. I don't mind, if you want I can give you the illustrator file. This looks good, I tried something simular but I think I need to take the angle out of the sash because otherwise it does'nt quite line up. Do you mind if I use your monogram?
  20. I've got some more work done on the LV team. Mainly focused an using an other color scheme. I went with Midnight Blue/ Pink/Light Yellow to evoke the feeling of the city's many neon signs. I also expanded the space between different parts of the atom logo in the center, and flipped the welcome to LV inspired the other way round so it looks more like a traditional soccer badge. I've also added in the S.C abbreviation on the bottom part of the shape. I'm pretty satisfied how it turned out, I'm still stuck with San Diego Crest.
  21. First of all, I like to thank everyone for their feedback. It's been really helpful with giving the new teams their name. For the moment I've been working on some concepts for the different cities. Here are some previews. 1. Milwaukee Eagles This is more or less a finished design. In the end I went with Eagles instead of other ideas. Since it is in theory a continuation of the amateur Bavarian Soccer Club, going with an eagle to represent it's German ancestry seemed like a good idea. I tried to replicate the German style of crest design without going a bit to simplistic. The club's colors are blue and white (taken from the Bavarian Flag) and black. 2. Las Vegas Atoms I really like this name, I think it fits a Las Vegas team. So starting from there I drew up an atom type shape with a soccer ball at it's center. I also tried to incorporate an A into the overall design. While I think i had the overall design right, it felt like there was nothing representing the city of Las Vegas in the design. So I added in the other shape, which is based on the famous "Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" sign. I'm not quite sure about the colors used however. Some neon colors accompanied with a darker shade would work well. 2. San Diego Santos This is maybe the crest that's the most rough around the edges, but most of the main things I want to implement are already there. I wanted to base it off the classic designs found in Brazil but with a twist. The top of the crest shape is based on the Mission San Diego de Alcalá bell tower with it's distinctive shape. above that is an Aureola to represent the club's name. I tried to incorporate more elements from the bell tower in the top half of the crest but it just seems out of place. For the wordmark I'm not sure what font to use but the one used here is a place holder until I can come up with something better. The colors I used are Brown and Yellow but I also want to use White somewhere in there.
  22. First of all, thank you for the feedback! I will try to involve the community more in this project. So far the names I've decided on are: Orange County S.C Charlottetowne S.C Cleveland Forest Dallas Lone Star Houston Apollos Racing Indianapolis Las Vegas Atoms Milwaukee Eagles (crest is already finished) San Diego Mission S.C
  23. I'm currently writing some league lore & history, which I will post on here as soon as it's done, but I've come across a small problem. I'm having a hard time coming up with other names for the clubs, since I want them to fit in more with the already existing clubs. So I could use your help in finding a good name without going full eurocentric and just sticking F.C or United in front of the name. For some I have some suggestions but for others I really have no idea. Here are the clubs I'm struggling with: California Sunshine They are based in Orange County, and played their home games in Santa Ana. In the 60's there was a well know amateur club, who won the U.S Open Cup called Orange County S.C. So my plan is to revive the name. Carolina Lightnin' Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. I'm tempted to go with either Queen City S.C or Charlotte Bolts Cincinatti Comets Drawing a blank on this one to be honest Cleveland Bruell (Hungarian-American) The city's nickname is the Forest City so maybe something like Cleveland Forest Columbus Magic Since it is Ohio's capital maybe something like Columbus Buckeyes Dallas Tornado Maybe the Dallas Texans or Dallas Lone Star Houston Stars I was thinking maybe something space related, Houston Cosmos (or Cosmo's) or maybe sticking to the original name Indianapolis Daredevils The city has a lot of racing history some I could go with Racing Club Indianapolis. Other options can be Locomotive Indy (based on one of it's nicknames "Railroad City" or just Indianapolis Devils, based on the original name Las Vegas Seagulls Seagulls just seems like a weird name for a team from Las Vegas. I was thinking maybe something like the Las Vegas Quicksilvers, like the NASL team. Miami Americans I'm also drawing a blank here, maybe Miami Panamerica or something along those lines Milwaukee Bavarians Tempted to go with Milwaukee Brewers even tough it's the same name as the baseball team. Due to it's location on Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Lakers could also be a possibility as well as. Nashville Diamonds Same as with Cincinatti and Miami, so all feedback is welcome Oklahoma City Slickers/Stampede Oklahoma City Stampede seems okay to use, other then that I don't have any ideas. Sacramento Gold Maybe Sacramento Bears after the flag of the state of California San Diego Toros Either San Diego Missions or San Diego Saints both seem like good options, something alluding the city's long history with the Navy also could work. Utah Pioneers Not really sure what name I could use here either. All feedback is welcome, so if you have any good suggestions just shoot!
  24. Kearny Scots Athletic Club (No Longer Canon) About the Club The Scots where founded in 1895, by Scottish Immigrants settling in the Kearny area. The club is one of the oldest still active clubs in the United States and participated in the first soccer competition of it's kind. The National Association Football League, From roughly 1895 to 1899. When the competition folded, the Scots returned to play in smaller regional leagues. The club was also noticeably absent from the first American Soccer League, as the town did not have any team in the league, dispite being known as Soccertown, U.S.A. This changed as they joined the second and current ASL. Where they where joined by Kearny Celtic. They dominated the ASL during the late 30's. Winning 5 titles in a row and cementing their place as one of the original powerhouses of the league. During the 1942, the club tried to Americanize like many of their contemporaries, and changed their name to the Kearny Americans. This was however not successful as many other teams already where known as the Americans, so there was not a lot to differentiate them from other teams. So they switched back to their original name. The club also stands out, as it was one of the few small town clubs to survive the shift towards the big cities. Their crosstown rival did not as the Kearny Celtics where bought and moved to Newark.
  25. Baltimore Canton Soccer Club About the Club The club was founded in 1917, as part of a youth sports team setup. They where the first uniformed soccer team in the state of Maryland and where regular contenders in State wide competitions. Following the founding of the second ASL, the club's leadership seeing the teams's success in the youth leagues, decided to enter the ASL for it's inaugural season with a semi-professional adult team. The first seasons saw Baltimore achieve relative success in the top half of the table, coming close to a league title in 1935/36. In 1938, they where joined by Baltimore German and the Charm City Derby was born. The sport was gaining popularity in the city as both Baltimore teams where regular fixtures in the top half of the league. But around the late 40's this came to an abrupt end. The financial situation of the league was dire, especially after it's resource draining expansion in the Midwest. With two teams in one city, many thought the market in the area was already over saturated. So the owner sold his team to a group of entrepreneurs from Trenton to the dismay of many fans. The team started play in the 1948-49 season as the Trenton Americans. This left fans distraught as they couldn't just support their fierce rival. But disaster struck again as the following season as the Baltimore German (now renamed Americans) folded the next season, leaving both sets of fans without their teams. After several seasons of no soccer activity, a new club from the city joined the ASL, Baltimore Pompeii. Several of it's players used to play for both Baltimore clubs, and right of the bat there was a big interest in the new club. But their was a big twist of fate yet again. The Trenton Americans, who effectively still owned the Baltimore colors and name folded during the 1954/55 season. This prompted the board of Baltimore Pompeii to inquire about the rights of the original Baltimore SC. While they where initially rebuffed, the ASL central committee ruled that Pompeii could in theory reacquire the rights if there where no buyers for the Trenton franchise. Eventually there was nobody who wanted to take over the failing club and Pompeii bought it for the symbolic fee of 1 dollar. With these rights now back in Baltimore, the club took on the name Baltimore Canton S.C and reverted to using the original crest and colors, as well as the date of establishment.
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