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Soccer in a football world: The American Soccer League (15/08 Philadelphia F.C & Nationals 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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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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I seem to have some image hosting problems. Does anyone have any idea on what I can use 

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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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The New York Three

 

 

In this first installment of the series we will focus on the three professional soccer teams representing New York in the top flight. New York Americans, Brookhattan F.C and the Brooklyn Giants. The New York Metropolitan area has always been a hotbed for Soccer even since the early days. It is no surprise that the New York clubs took the lead in re establishing the American Soccer League.

 

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. Due to it’s shared history with both New York clubs, there is quite a rivalry between them. But 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. While not as trophy laden as their neighbors. They have become focused on developing and nurturing talent.   

 

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New York Americans

 

About the Club

 

The Amerks where founded in 1931, when Erno Schwarz a former NY Giants and Hakoah player entered them in the last ever seasons of the original ASL. During this period, Schwarz played, managed and owned the club. After the collapse of the league. The leadership of the Amerks and Brookhattan took the lead in creating a new league. The club had its first Title during the 1935/36 season and it won the National Challenge Cup one year later. After that came a period of trophy drought until the 1953/54 season. When the club completed the double, winning both the league and the Challenge Cup. Just before the 1956/57 season the Amerks merged with Brooklyn Hakoah, but kept its name and identity. With the influx of new players and more financial power, the club had its first golden age. Winning the ASL title three times in a row. In 1956,57 and 58 respectively. Their second golden age came in the  seventies when the club won another 3 challenge cups and 3 national titles. As of 2012, it is the most successful club in New York, having amassed 10 national titles and having earned the right to place two stars above their badge. Due their close proximity, there has always been a rivalry with The Giants and Brookhattan. There is also an intense rivalry with The Philadelphia Nationals, one of the most successful clubs in the country. Another rivalry is with the Boston Celtics, as the rivalry carries over from other American sporting traditions. 

 

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Authors Note: tried to fix the image linking issue. let me know if the images still won't load proper.

 

 

 

 

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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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Great start, all the pics loaded for me but i did have to refresh the page a couple of times.

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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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