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  1. On 5/10/2021 at 10:42 AM, See Red said:


    Bridgeport, CT is located on the Long Island Sound, so that's where Sound came from in the name.


    The new identity is awful -- I didn't particularly like the old name or logo (although I have a uniform from when they were blue/yellow/black in my closet) but at least it had character.


    Sound Tiger is a solid 80's band name. 


    This re-brand is tedious, however. 

  2. 3 hours ago, Digby said:

    i agree with all of this, but also just need to point out that MLS TRIED to kill the Sounders name … what was one of them? Seattle Alliance? Jesus. 

    Only took, yet again, a near riot from fans to even keep the Sounders name alive. They never learn.


    It wasn't certain the Whitecaps were going to keep their name either, when moving to MLS, they considered dropping it. I don't recall any of the alternatives they were thinking of, but it would have been tremendously stupid, but they really considered throwing out their history going back to 1974. Just astounding, like why even go down that road?

  3. 58 minutes ago, Digby said:

    Radically different dialects spoken between Cincy and Columbus, apparently.

    Amusingly, if they were English, or perhaps other Euro countries, cities this close do have different accents. 

  4. If you're rebranding to be more Euro (which you shouldn't), why would you keep SC and not change to FC like most of the other MLS clubs with that type of branding. 


    This is a tremendously stupid move by Crew ownership. 

  5. 16 hours ago, Digby said:

    What markets are left that actually stand a chance of giving MLS wider relevance? Phoenix, Vegas, maybe San Diego? Don’t see Louisville happening unless there’s something about that town I’m missing, not sure the league is dying to add another Real Salt Lake.


    Looking at the list of largest urban areas in North America, Phoenix seems like the biggest one not served. Detroit-Windsor is huge population wise, but I wonder how much pull from Windsor a Detroit MLS team would get, with TFC being the Ontario team. Tampa and San Diego are big, but do they want to add more clubs in states where they already have multiple teams?




  6. On 3/18/2021 at 8:25 AM, MJWalker45 said:

    I'm sure some folks bought that jersey because they had a good laugh at the American pronunciation of the word too. Philadelphia Union using two different sponsors is a bit of an anomaly in soccer as well. 


    Isn't Artesano just a second brand of Bimbo? 

  7. On 3/13/2021 at 6:47 AM, Jer15 said:

    Because then they don’t need to build a new stadium in that scenario. 
    Forge, Valour and, Ottawa all use CFL stadiums which is likely why @Corvus asked that question. 


    Yes exactly. 


    Unrelated, but some important CONCACAF analysis here: (profanity)



  8. 1 hour ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:


    Pfft. Rather have Eddie Johnson.




    He's still pretty good actually. His last two years in Vancouver were decent, and last year he got displaced a bit by the arrival of Cavallini, but still had 5 goals and 2 assists in 11 games. I think the Caps would have liked to keep him but he wants to be with his family in Seattle. 



  9. Nice shirt from San Jose, never cared for their black look. That is a nice bright colour.


    The New England kit is interesting when you zoom in and see the two different colours of adidas stripes on each side, but it still suffers from the excess subtlety of design elements that so many of these kits do. No one will notice on TV or in a stadium. 


    Houston is nice, a bit plain but the strength of the orange and black look saves it. 

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