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Hand-Drawn Soccer Drawings II: California Soccer League

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Wow I love the Mexican colors with a strawberry shade of red! It's cool to see how your knowledge of the state makes the concepts more realistic and more unique. Sometimes I have to remind myself that you're not making everything up anymore.

Pretty much the nicer aspects of Salinas into one identity! Glad you liked it! :)

My home state has so much to offer artistically, and I'm enjoying showing all that about California off through this series. And I really enjoyed that last comment. Haha...

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Both kits are absolutely amazing and the colors look great. I have nothing else to say. Great job.

Yessir! Glad you liked Salinas CF! :)

Um wouldn't this be called the Cal-Neva Leauge seeing as there are teams in Nevada. That is my only concern. Apart from that great work

I do understand your argument here, but I would like to bring to you the MiLB's Texas League, which has half of its eight teams located in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and even Missouri. So if it works just fine with them, it'll work fine here. And plus, the Cal-Ore-Nev-Ari League (there are also teams in Arizona and Oregon) would be quite a mouthful. :P

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Freeway Division

Real San Diego

San Diego, California

Founded: 1970

Championships: 4

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Real San Diego is one of the 7 founding teams of the California Soccer League in 1970. Following the inception of Coronado SC during the 80s, the team change its color scheme to a systemized color scheme between its soccer teams and the major college teams in the city: since San Diego State is red and black and UC San Diego is blue and gold, the soccer teams would have one color from each school to show that there is no bias between a team and a San Diego university. With that said, Real is red and gold while Coronado will be blue and black. The crest consists of an "SD" monogram that admittedly looked much better on my original sketch than on the final product. There is also a crown on the top represents the fact that San Diego is the first European (specifically, Spanish) settlement in California.

The home kit is a simple gold-on-red kit, whereas the clash kit uses the crown design from a crest and incorporates its two-tone gold. The kits are supplied by Umbro and the sponsor is Qualcomm.

~ Daryl

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I've been looking at all the updates but I haven't commented for a while. All of them have been great! Love the color choice for San Diego! (Go Cyclones!) I've beat Rykochristie to this one. Tony Gwynn?

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I've been looking at all the updates but I haven't commented for a while. All of them have been great! Love the color choice for San Diego! (Go Cyclones!) I've beat Rykochristie to this one. Tony Gwynn?

CURSE YOU CY GUYYYYYYYY

(He's right tho)

I'm all out of things to say. All of your concepts look great

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I've been looking at all the updates but I haven't commented for a while. All of them have been great! Love the color choice for San Diego! (Go Cyclones!) I've beat Rykochristie to this one. Tony Gwynn?

Glad you're liking the series so far! :)

It's also nice that you like Real's color scheme and yes, it is indeed Mr. Padre as the player name!

I'm all out of things to say. All of your concepts look great

Thanks! :)

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Mojave Division

Coachella Valley United

Palm Springs, California

Founded: 1988

Championships: 0

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As the name implies, Coachella Valley United represents all the cities along the valley, which includes among other cities Indio - home of the Coachella music festival - and resort cities such as Palm Springs and Indian Wells - which hosts tennis' BNP Paribas Open. The crest itself has many visual representations of the valley. First and foremost is a date palm/windmill hybrid, which represents both the valley's date fruit industry and the large wind farm seen entering the valley from the west along Interstate 10. Behind it is a sun on a turquoise sky, representing the area's hot desert climate. I myself have seen similarities between this and the crest of Leicester City in England (I actually thought that that place's pronunciation was "Ley-chester" rather than its actual pronunciation of "Lester").

The home kit is nicknamed the "palm tree" jersey, with two shades of yellow with light green trim. The clash kit uses gray streaks that represent wind as a nod to the San Gorgonio Pass, where the wind farm is located, being one of the windiest places in California. The kits are supplied by Puma and the sponsor is the Spotlight 29 Casino in Indio, one of many Native American casinos that dot the Coachella Valley along Interstate 10.

For the next team, Las Vegas or Fresno?

~ Daryl

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I'm actually stumped on this one...

The color scheme is vibrant and the patterns are plain, which I say is a GREAT combo. I really like the crest as well. I'd say Las Vegas next

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Great as usual! The crest is outstanding and I love how you integrated the wind turbine!

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I'm actually stumped on this one...

The color scheme is vibrant and the patterns are plain, which I say is a GREAT combo. I really like the crest as well. I'd say Las Vegas next

Finally, one you didn't get! :P It's Billy Steinberg, a famous songwriter raised in Palm Springs.

It certainly was pretty interesting working with that color scheme, and stripes I figured was the best way to go. Glad you liked it! :)

Great as usual! The crest is outstanding and I love how you integrated the wind turbine!

Thank you, sir! The windmill/palm tree was indeed pretty cool. Haha...

Mojave Division

SC Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Founded: 1985

Championships: 0

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Las Vegas is a city known for excess and extravagance, so I based this team's identity on that. The crest is basically a compressed (into more of a squarish diamond shape) version of the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, with the team's colors also inspired by the sign.

The home kit consists of a highlighter yellow top with red-and-white trim (more on this pattern in a bit) and blue text. The clash kit is a simpler black-on-white jersey, meant to evoke black playing cards. On both kits as well as the crest, there is a pattern inspired by the outer parts of poker chips. The kits are supplied by Nike and the sponsor is Zappos.com.

~ Daryl

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Andre Agassi of course.

The crest is beautiful. The home kit is beautiful. The away kit is simple but beautiful. I love it. :)

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Andre Agassi of course.

The crest is beautiful. The home kit is beautiful. The away kit is simple but beautiful. I love it. :)

Thank you! :)

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Central Division

Fresno SC

Fresno, California

Founded: 1970

Championships: 2

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Fresno is another founding team of the California Soccer League. The crest combines an Italian-style soccer crest with the unique colors and the ash leaf (Fresno means "ash tree" in Spanish) seen on the Fresno's city flag.

The home kit consists of green and blue pinstripes on a white jersey with brown trim. The clash kit is an homage to the red/blue color scheme of the Fresno State University Bulldogs. The kits are supplied by Adidas and the sponsor is Yosemite National Park (for a city as large as Fresno, I'm really surprised at how there's no major company based there).

~ Daryl

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I must say your dexterity is amazing. The detail you are putting into these is just incredible. Great work. I had also been thinking about a California soccer league, even before the think tank, but I might just put that idea away for awhile after seeing this. Keep it up!

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Tom Seaver?

The crest reminds me of Fenerbahçe. I love Fenerbahçe's crest. Both kits are unique but both relate to the team and both look great IMO. Another very well executed team.

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Tom Seaver?

What I was thinking

EDIT: 300 POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: (and i've already got all of my fantasy teams identities ready to go)

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I must say your dexterity is amazing. The detail you are putting into these is just incredible. Great work. I had also been thinking about a California soccer league, even before the think tank, but I might just put that idea away for awhile after seeing this. Keep it up!

Wikipedia and my personal knowledge of some of these places really help define each team's identity in the CSL.

I'd certainly like to see your California soccer league one day. :)

Glad you're enjoying my series, by the way! :)

The crest reminds me of Fenerbahçe. I love Fenerbahçe's crest. Both kits are unique but both relate to the team and both look great IMO. Another very well executed team.

It's the ash leaf that makes you think of Fenerbahce when you see Fresno's crest, ain't it? I actually wanted to do more of a Yosemite thing for the clash, but then I realized that I still had many mountain-city teams left to do, so I just took Fresno's pride in their university and made that into the clash kit.

Tom Seaver?

What I was thinking

EDIT: 300 POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: (and i've already got all of my fantasy teams identities ready to go)

It's certainly Tom Seaver!

And I'd like to see your fantasy teams, ECUFan25! :)

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Bay Area Division

Sporting San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Founded: 1991

Championships: 1

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San Francisco's other soccer team, primarily directed for the growing hipster population centered in the eastern and southeastern parts of the City. This team is owned by the same company who owns the San Francisco Giants, hence the "Sporting" name and the orange-and-black color scheme. I was considering making this team's name "Sporting 415" for the City's area code, but I later decided for a more traditional name. As for the crest itself, it's basically the eagle phpenix taken from the San Francisco city flag above a miner's spade; San Francisco, as a vital port town, experienced a major population growth during the California Gold Rush.

The home kit is a simple black, white, and orange kit. The clash kit is an orange kit, with stripes mimicking the stripes seen on the eagle wings on the crest. The kits are supplied by Umbro and the sponsor is Virgin America*, an airline based in nearby Burlingame.

*Coincidentally, tonight is Virgin America Voucher Night at AT&T Park

~ Daryl

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Hey GiantsFan, your pics aren't showing up :(

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Hey GiantsFan, your pics aren't showing up :(

Hmm, it's working perfectly fine for me... :/

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Bay Area Division
Mt. Diablo Wanderers
Walnut Creek, California; Livermore, California
Founded: 1988
Championships: 0

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First off, shoutout to Lafarge for the name idea, as he has the Mount Diablo Phantoms as his league's Bay Area team; if I had not discovered that concept, I probably would have gone with something with the "Tri-Valley", or an inland subregion of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Now to some cooler parts. What makes Mt. Diablo unique is that they actually have two home stadiums throughout this part of the East Bay, with one home stadium in Walnut Creek and another in Livermore. The thing with that is that half of the Wanderers' home games are played in Walnut Creek and the other half in Livermore, so to enhance the feeling that this team represents the whole region rather than any single city. As for the crest, it takes the twin peaks of Mt. Diablo to form an "M" and "W", with the "D" wedged in between them. The colors are red and black because, since diablo is Spanish for "devil", those are colors commonly associated with the devil.

The home kit is a two-toned red kit with the Mt. Diablo abstraction across the top center. The clash kit is a white jersey with a red gradient at the bottom, with a silhouette of Mt. Diablo in there. The kits are supplied by Puma and the sponsor is Chevron, who's actually headquartered in San Ramon and not somewhere in Texas, as I had originally thought.

~ Daryl

EDIT 10/20: Moved this team from the Gold Country Division to the Bay Area Division.

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SSF is very clean and has a classic look to it, which I like. Classic like a CLINT EASTWOOD film

Oh my gradient. You know O love them and you came thru again on the Wanderers clash. I love everything about it and sadly I do not know the namesake of the kit name :/

Good job on both!

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I think the namesake is Dave Brubeck. Am I right? Either way I really like the clash jersey you've made for Mt. Diablo.

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SSF is very clean and has a classic look to it, which I like. Classic like a CLINT EASTWOOD film

Oh my gradient. You know O love them and you came thru again on the Wanderers clash. I love everything about it and sadly I do not know the namesake of the kit name :/

Good job on both!

Glad you liked both Sporting and Mt. Diablo! :)

As for Mt. Diablo's player...

I think the namesake is Dave Brubeck. Am I right? Either way I really like the clash jersey you've made for Mt. Diablo.

...it is indeed Dave Brubeck, a Concord native.

Glad you liked Mt. Diablo's clash! :) The mountain outline was actually a last-minute addition...

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Gold Country Division

Reno-Tahoe United

Reno, Nevada

Founded: 1982

Championships: 1

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The CFS' third and final Nevada team, Reno-Tahoe United represents both the Reno area as well as the entirety of Lake Tahoe (Carson City is represented by its own team). The crest is an English-style crest, with a shield with chevrons, which are blue to represent the waters of Lake Tahoe and green for the area's pine forests. On the left side of the shield is a black bear while a mule deer is on the right side; both species are common in the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.

The home kit is a simple blue-and-green hooped kit, angled so to represent the area's many winter ski resorts. The clash kit is a simpler white jersey with a line of chevrons going down the left side of the front of the jersey. The kits are supplied by New Balance and the sponsor is the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, located near Truckee.

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My senior year of high school has been much busier than I thought (with being part of my school's yearbook staff being a big responsibility), so updates to this thread may come fairly sluggishly. It won't be forgotten, though! :)

~ Daryl

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