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I generally like it. I think the thing that's bothering me is that there's so much empty space between the crest outline and the elements inside.

That's one of the things I like about it. Lends it cleanliness and sophistication.

The more I look at it, the more I think they really could have gone without a bounding crest at all. That LA would look great by itself on the jersey.

Yeah, I actually like it a lot more without the shield.

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I really like it! Save for removing some of the empty space, I personally wouldn't change a thing. I'm a sucker for art deco so of course the monogram looks amazing to me, and the colors are a good choice, heartening back to the golden age of Hollywood. Assuming they go with mostly black for the primary kits, this is going to set up a good looking derby with the all white of the Galaxy.

And hey, guess what? Actual merchandise from MLS! I'm on mobile so I can't share pictures, but I could really use that hat.

http://www.mlsstore.com/search/LAFC//partnerid/14184/source/BM-LosAngelesFootballClub-LAFC-LOGOLAUNCH-Homepage-1716

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There's a lot of similarities between those 3 teams, like LAFC and AUFC's colors and how they're prioritized or AUFC and MUFC's names, but that's a big reach.

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Too early to push for the Saints as the nickname?

I can understand not wanting to adopt Angels as LAFC's nickname, as the Greater Los Angeles market is already home to a Major League Baseball team utilizing the name.

That said, technically speaking, it wouldn't be entirely appropriate to nickname LAFC "the Saints", as angels, saints, and Saints are all distinct entities within the Christian dogma that influenced the naming of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la dina de los Angeles del Rio de Porciuncula, now the City of Los Angeles, aka "The City of Angels".

Playing off of the traditional take on the nature and role of angels, I'd suggest Seraphs or Guardians as my first tier choices for an LAFC nickname, with Celestials, Heralds, or Spirits as lesser alternatives.

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This is exactly how I will picture every NYCFC supporter going forward.

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Los Angeles Football Club Angels of Hollywood?

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I do believe you are way overthinking that.

I just feel that marrying the Saints nickname to a team representing Los Angeles - "The City of Angels" - muddies the identity. Plus, the Saints nickname paired with a black-and-gold color scheme screams "New Orleans" in the world of North American professional sports. I'd prefer that the team adopt a nickname that's unique on the North American major pro sports scene. If it were me, I'd go with Seraphs or Guardians.

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"Angels" would work for me. Yeah, you have the LA Angels baseball team, but I don't think it's unworkable. Nicknames for "FC" teams tend to be more informal anyway. I doubt anyone will actually call them the "Los Angelss Angels" in any formal sense. Just refer to them as the "Angels" here and there.

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The "Angels" confusion problem is easily fixed.

Considering this is the former Chivas, they will probably keep courting their Hispanic base.

Naturally, we could Latinize "Angels" like the NBA.

This creates the less confusing, and super original nickname "los Angeles"

You're welcome.

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I do believe you are way overthinking that.

I just feel that marrying the Saints nickname to a team representing Los Angeles - "The City of Angels" - muddies the identity. Plus, the Saints nickname paired with a black-and-gold color scheme screams "New Orleans" in the world of North American professional sports. I'd prefer that the team adopt a nickname that's unique on the North American major pro sports scene. If it were me, I'd go with Seraphs or Guardians.

Avoiding the New Orleans connection is an excellent reason. We don't need to rely on the picayune technicalities of religious doctrine.

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This picture doesn't help to get rid of the stereotype of American soccer fans being hipsters.

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This picture doesn't help to get rid of the stereotype of American soccer fans being hipsters.

Except that I am not wearing the mustache ironically, as some of those people called "hipsters" tend to do. I am sincerely displaying it because it is gloriously awesome.

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I generally like it. I think the thing that's bothering me is that there's so much empty space between the crest outline and the elements inside.

That's one of the things I like about it. Lends it cleanliness and sophistication.

The more I look at it, the more I think they really could have gone without a bounding crest at all. That LA would look great by itself on the jersey.

I don't entirely disagree. Something tells me that the monogram might end up featuring prominently by itself in marketing and merchandising, if for no other reason then it would help set it apart from the Galaxy (shield shape with prominent "LA").

Time will tell, I guess.

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I do believe you are way overthinking that.

I just feel that marrying the Saints nickname to a team representing Los Angeles - "The City of Angels" - muddies the identity. Plus, the Saints nickname paired with a black-and-gold color scheme screams "New Orleans" in the world of North American professional sports. I'd prefer that the team adopt a nickname that's unique on the North American major pro sports scene. If it were me, I'd go with Seraphs or Guardians.

Avoiding the New Orleans connection is an excellent reason. We don't need to rely on the picayune technicalities of religious doctrine.

I agree on the overthinking and differentiating from the New Orleans Saints parts.

That said, Guardians does sound pretty cool to me.

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Avoiding the New Orleans connection is an excellent reason.

Thanks. I'm of the same opinion, which is why I opted to share it.

We don't need to rely on the picayune technicalities of religious doctrine.

We're all free to elect to rely - or, not rely - on whatever technicalities we wish while making a point or sharing an opinion in the CCSLC... provided that we do so in a manner that isn't purposely inflammatory, or that is dismissive of the points and/or opinions of others.

As for my electing to touch upon an aspect of religious dogma in my assessing whether "Saints" - in my opinion - would be an appropriate nickname for the Los Angeles Football Club, I only did so in order to point out that - by most definitions - angels and saints are unique entities. Perhaps I should have simply referenced dictionary entries in making my point. ;)

I can assure you that no proselytizing was implied. :P

In any event, here's hoping that LAFC is a strong addition to Major League Soccer.

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The Art Deco and old Hollywood feel of the logo is absolutely fantastic. LA is a good looking soccer town for sure. Pay attention Lakers and Clippers.

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