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Soccer in a football world: The American Soccer League (08/06 Washington Senators + Poll Added)

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Hi,

 

It's been a while, but this time I'm back with a brand new concept. It's similar to my other series, since it's uses historic clubs, but due to lack of information I got to implement more creativity in this project.  While the first incarnation of the ASL is more well known, this series will focus on the second league of that name. Founded in 1933, the league existed until 1983, making it one of the longest running domestic soccer competition in the United States.

 

My goal with this concept is hopefully to create a style that is unique to the U.S, and trying to find a balance between European and American sport culture. I've already prepared a few teams, but due to other responsibilities posting will mostly be slow, so please bear with me. 

 

So without further ado, here's the league branding as of the 2019-20 season

 

 

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TEAM LIST (East)

Brooklyn Giants (ASL)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Hispano

Brookhattan (ASL)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhattan

Philadelphia Field Club (ASL)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uhrik_Truckers

Boston Celtics (ASL)

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Celtics_Soccer_Club

(Only in Italian)

St. Louis Raiders (NASFL)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Kutis_S.C.

Pittsburgh Steel (NASFL)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Indians

Detroit Corinthians (NASFL)

(No Article Available)

Chicago Union (NASFL)

(No Article Available)

Baltimore Canton S.C (ASL)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_S.C.

Milwaukee Eagles (UPSL)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Bavarian_SC

 

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TEAM LIST (West)

Rose City S.C (WSA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Timbers_(1985–90)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

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Nice start so far.

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The league logo seems fine, though I agree that the A is squashed. You could just as easily use stars or something though (maybe between the words?)

 

I'm getting some "spacer.png" missing links. I can only see the map page.

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This. Is. Amazing.

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ASL? You mean American Soccer League OR American SIGN LANGUAGE??? Lol

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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. 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.

 

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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. They have become focused on developing and nurturing talent.   

 

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I can't see the kits for the Americans and Giants

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So far the only site I get to work is Tinypic, which unfortunately is shutting down so that can be why the images can disappear sometimes. I've try upto 5 alternatives including Imgur and so far nothing seems to work, since it won't accept my link. Does anybody know a solution to this? 

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I like them all, just my five cents thought on Brooklyn's crest logo. Try to enlarge the center B a bit bigger than normally?

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Loving everything about this so far. Following in hopes of seeing a Milwaukee club.

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The H in the Brookhattan logo is a bit off. The super angular crossbar doesn't quite fit the rest of the monogram. I'd like to see it a with a bit more of that Tuscan curve to it. I'd also like to see it flipped so that it's pointing down, that will almost look like an M, which works pretty well for a Brooklyn-Manhattan mashup. The vertical portions of the H might look better with the same weight as the B. 

 

Everything else looks spectacular. That Americans crest would be a good fauxback for New England Revolution. 

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On 8/11/2019 at 10:50 AM, Xibalba said:

So far the only site I get to work is Tinypic, which unfortunately is shutting down so that can be why the images can disappear sometimes. I've try upto 5 alternatives including Imgur and so far nothing seems to work, since it won't accept my link. Does anybody know a solution to this? 

I suggest using Imgbox; it's worked fantastically for me.

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These are amazing! I love Brookhattan, the kits look SO good.

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