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Revisiting the California Soccer League! (CSL2: 19/70 Delta Union)

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LIKE OMAGOD TOTALLY RAD BITCHIN!!! 😍😍😍😍 I grew up in the valley and I love 80s culture!

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On 2/28/2021 at 3:45 PM, QCS said:

Why would you hate yourself? Those designs are fantastic! I adore both the home and clash kits, and using that Jazz style is brilliant. Amazing work as always!

 

It's just so...tacky, that's all! 😂 I'm glad you like it! :)

 

On 2/28/2021 at 4:29 PM, TrueYankee26 said:

The WB sponsor had me thinking, how would it look with them pulling an Atletico Madrid when Columbia sponsored their kit and advertise different movies made by them like Wonder Woman 1984.

 

https://www.footyheadlines.com/2019/10/16-different-sponsors-in-one-season-when-atletico-changed-sponsor-almost-every-match.html

 

You know what, that's actually a pretty cool idea! I mocked that up real quick just for you:

 

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In retrospect, I still prefer just the WB logo because of how easily I can tweak that logo to blend in more with the design. However, since many shirt sponsors IRL (especially for a tier-two team) don't recolor their logos to fit in with a team's look, this may be doable realistically!

 

On 2/28/2021 at 7:16 PM, CaliforniaGlowin said:

LIKE OMAGOD TOTALLY RAD BITCHIN!!! 😍😍😍😍 I grew up in the valley and I love 80s culture!

 

Thanks! I'm glad this got the approval of a a Valley resident! :)

 

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Gonna leave SoCal for the next few teams, so here's one from the Central Valley!

 

Valley Division

Clovis SC

Clovis, California

Founded: 1986

Affiliated with: Fresno SC

 

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Fresno's eastern neighbor prides itself around the Western cowboy lifestyle (which they call "The Clovis Way of Life"), as they host an annual rodeo, various cowboy-themed festivals, and prominently feature a cowboy on their city seal. I decided to represent the team with a C-shaped horseshoe with a Western-style font. I used the brown/cream from the Sacramento Republic FC and took inspiration from the Indianapolis Colts and this Racing Louisville FC concept by @mcrosby.

 

The tan home kit brings the horseshoe design of the crest into a center stripe, and has a sublimated khaki pattern. The brown clash kit features a subtle pinstripe pattern with one line representing the Western Pacific Railroad's path (which was influential in the city's growth) through Clovis. The kits are supplied by Adidas like its parent club, and the sponsor is the Fresno-based Pelco security camera company.

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On 3/3/2021 at 8:21 PM, CaliforniaGlowin said:

I posted the valley pic in a SFV sub on reddit, they liked it, asked if it was a real team!

 

Thanks for posting it to the SFV locals! I looked through the comments, and it does pretty well-received! :)

 

(I added a link to that post in case I ever wanna go back to it sometime)

 

9 hours ago, TrueYankee26 said:

I will say this is one of my favorite concept series of all time

 

Thank you very much, and it's truly an honor! :)

 

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It's been a minute since we last visited the Northwest Division, and up next is the easternmost Bay Area team!

 

Northwest Division

Delta Union

Antioch, CA

Founded: 2007

 

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The three bays that make up the Bay Area (the San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun bays) eventually lead inland to the vast Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta. This team's identity is centered around the delta's natural environment and represents the four suburban cities that line the west end of the delta, with Antioch being the largest city of the four. Sandhill cranes call the delta their wintertime home and are thus the main feature of the crest. An abstract illustration of the delta (more on that later) is found inside a diamond behind the crane.

 

The checkered home kit represents the modern landscape of the delta, where the estuary snakes through marshes and farmland. The clash kit features the abstract delta pattern from the crest: this delta is a unique inverted delta that branches out into five rivers (the Calaveras, Cosumnes, Mokelumne, Sacramento, and San Joaquin rivers). The kits are supplied by Puma, and the sponsor is John Muir Health (although that's based out of Concord to the west).

 

On a side note, I almost named this team "Delta United" until I realized that it sounded like someone pointing out what they would see at an airport 😂

 

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I'll be taking a little break from concepts for the next week or so, but until then, enjoy the concepts and please be safe! :)

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Delta United would make an underrated nickname for an Atlanta team (Delta hub and busiest airport) or in Mississippi (there is a region in that state called the Delta)

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First off thanks for continuing on with this idea. These two are some of my favorite kits and for completely different reasons. I'm really digging up the ingenuity with Fremont Dynamo SC. Both Dynamo kits are very strong without being too busy. I think you did a great job with balancing these. 

The Irvine FC kits are just traditionally so appealing. I wish I could put my finger on it. I guess I just like how simple they are aesthetically? Each color just works very well with the other.

My criticism with these kits (and all the Nike kits quoted below) are the graded circle design that is on either end of the main sponsor. I assume that's just the template there but I think there's an improvement to be made on the clash Dynamo kit without them there.

I think both of these crests are lacking in areas. The Dynamo crest has a really nice shape the overall badge but I think the more I look at it the more confused I get. Is there another shape that's supposed to be there besides the "F" and the lightning bolt? That's all I see but at the same time it feels like there's more and maybe I just can't find it. 

I went to school in Irvine and lived there for a couple of years so if the crest is supposed to be as cookie cutter and inoffensive as possible on purpose for the joke then you hit that nail on the head.

 

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I just want to give props here for using an oil tower in these kits and it not being weird to see. In my opinion they work very well.

 

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Wow, great linework with the crest. These kits pop in all the right ways. I'm such a fan of the home kit.

 

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This re-design really stands out when compared to your other work. This is just a very solid facelift with some of the basics in the badge and some of your unique flair with the clash kit. Well done!

 

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Órale Vato! I have nothing but praise for you on this one. The decision to go with Club Atlético de East Los as the team name is fantastic. The crest was such a good idea and the execution is damn good. The text choice fits very well and I'm such a a big fan of the incorporation of the tail fin and Whittier Arch. 

These clash kits with the pinstriping look are so next level. I think it would be better without those Nike graded circles around the main sponsor but again I think my personal preference is never having those there. I just want to give you the biggest ups on these. You've got this Mexican-American's approval. Shout-out the Golden Boy as well!

 

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I'm just here to thank you for helping me visualize an idea I've had with using the Jazz design with jerseys. Thank you!

I see that you are going to be working on a Santa Ana team. I just want to throw out Suavecito Pomade is a potential sponsor. They are a Santa Ana based company and have a presence in the community. They may not be big enough for your purposes but I just wanted to throw their names out there.

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Taking a break?? Noooo. Kidding, we'll all be looking forward to seeing the continuation of CSL2

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