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17 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

Maybe.  If so, that will mean MLS will be the first of the Big 5 leagues with 5 California teams.

MLB has 5 teams in California already.  (Giants, A's, Dodgers, Angels, and Padres.)

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So who is your surprise darkhorse candidate for #31 or #32?  I am going to say New Mexico United if they can get a stadium deal and a billionaire to own the team. 

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44 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

I refuse to count Inter Miami until they play a game. Until then, they’re vaporware.

 

Our numbers continue to grow.

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4 minutes ago, tp49 said:

MLB has 5 teams in California already.  (Giants, A's, Dodgers, Angels, and Padres.)

 

For now.  The A's plans for a stadium isn't a done deal and besides, they could be gone from California by the time MLS adds San Diego, which would leave them at 4 teams and give MLS 5 teams. 

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20 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

Maybe.  If so, that will mean MLS will be the first of the Big 5 leagues with 5 California teams.

 

I think a state with 40 million people can handle it. 

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3 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

So who is your surprise darkhorse candidate for #31 or #32?  I am going to say New Mexico United if they can get a stadium deal and a billionaire to own the team. 

 

Phoenix, Las Vegas & Indianapolis. Two of these three become 31 and 32. While the other sits and waits for the league to eventually get to 40. 

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1 minute ago, Wings said:

 

I think a state with 40 million people can handle it. 

 Oh of course, but it will lead to complaints about Texas only having 3 MLS teams.  As a Texan, I don't know where a 4th Texas team in MLS would come from.  Austin FC practically eliminated San Antonio FC from moving up and I can't see Rio Grande Valley FC Toros or El Paso Locomotive FC making the move up either.   

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28 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

Maybe.  If so, that will mean MLS will be the first of the Big 5 leagues with 5 California teams.

 

10 minutes ago, tp49 said:

MLB has 5 teams in California already.  (Giants, A's, Dodgers, Angels, and Padres.)

 

6 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

For now.  The A's plans for a stadium isn't a done deal and besides, they could be gone from California by the time MLS adds San Diego, which would leave them at 4 teams and give MLS 5 teams. 

Based on your assertion (and my being overly pedantic) MLB is and will always be the first to have five teams in California. 😂😎

 

 

9 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

So who is your surprise darkhorse candidate for #31 or #32?  I am going to say New Mexico United if they can get a stadium deal and a billionaire to own the team. 

Phoenix or Las Vegas, and Charlotte. 

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5 minutes ago, Wings said:

 

Phoenix, Las Vegas & Indianapolis. Two of these three become 31 and 32. While the other sits and waits for the league to eventually get to 40. 

 

Las Vegas doesn't need to be in MLS.  In fact, they are going about being a major league city way too fast.  They go from 0 teams in 2015 to potentially 3 by 2022 and 5 (if MLB and NBA ever announce expansion) by 2025.  I don't recall any city going from having 0 major league teams to having 5 in a decade. 

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2 hours ago, tp49 said:

 

 

Based on your assertion (and my being overly pedantic) MLB is and will always be the first to have five teams in California. 😂😎

 

 

To be honest, I didn't know the Padres were still around.

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I was anti-Sacramento in MLS because they stole our NBA team while we were in the act of stealing it from them.

 

But they've been a passionate fanbase with a great name and logo. I wish them well.

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Maybe an unpopular opinion but the Sacramento badge really could use some top-level refinements, IMHO. Keep the colors, the name, the bear ... but there's plenty of room for improvement but strong pieces to work from, which is a nice place to be. Unless they crash and burn the way Nashville's update did.

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I think the recent update was a great one. Kept the essentials and dropped some of the clutter. 

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30 minutes ago, Digby said:

Maybe an unpopular opinion but the Sacramento badge really could use some top-level refinements, IMHO. Keep the colors, the name, the bear ... but there's plenty of room for improvement but strong pieces to work from, which is a nice place to be. Unless they crash and burn the way Nashville's update did.

 

Unless there's been a recent shift, our current badge is going to be the MLS badge as well. It was tweaked last year just slightly, but one of the things they did was remove the registered trademark symbol from the primary graphic. I've been told it's because they felt that the brand was strong enough to protect, but I have my suspicion that the reason the mark was even altered in the first place was to facilitate its use in MLS. That would be a bit of a departure from what MLS has done in the past, but really, this entire expansion process has been a departure from how things are usually done. 

 

I'd be a bit surprised if MLS insisted on us making any type of wholesale changes to our crest at this point, but who really knows? Our current crest is immensely popular around the Sacramento area, and I sort of think they recognize the power of our brand. Forcing a change to it when it's already as well established as it is (It's been nearly a decade since this brand was first introduced) could be a mistake. 

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1 hour ago, Gothamite said:

I think the recent update was a great one. Kept the essentials and dropped some of the clutter. 

 

There was a recent update?

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30 minutes ago, Mockba said:

 

There was a recent update?

 

Yes, but it was VERY subtle. They removed a few outlines here and there, and dropped the championship star that was added on after the first season. I'll try to post an example later today, as it's somewhat difficult to find online. 

 

Edit: Here we go. The left is the jersey crest from 2018, while the right is the one from this current season.

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