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I'm hearing that the new team won't be called "Sounders" nor will the Sounders colors will be used...

Name the team contest coming next week

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I'm hearing that the new team won't be called "Sounders" nor will the Sounders colors will be used...

Name the team contest coming next week

But, uh, what if "Sounders" wins a write-in vote? <_<

(Not that I support "Sounders" myself...)

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PLEASE NO EUROPEAN NAME!!!!

Im Fine if its something like Seattle Sounders FC but please no European style naming

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PLEASE NO EUROPEAN NAME!!!!

Im Fine if its something like Seattle Sounders FC but please no European style naming

Agreed, no more European names.

At least not until they make Athletic Club Twin Cities (AC/TC). :D

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Whatever they do its automatically going to suck. Sounders has TRADITION. Anything else is a major downgrade.

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I'm hearing that the new team won't be called "Sounders" nor will the Sounders colors will be used...

If true, that's a damned shame. A classic example of a traditional and storied identity being dumped for no good reason. It's simply change for change's sake. Absolutely asinine.

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Seattle Super Sonics FC!

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The question will be if the current Sounder team will stay in the USL or will the team move to the MLS.

If the current Sounder team stays in the USL, then the new MLS team will need a new team name. I'm thinking Emerald City F.C., OK so it's a bit European :P

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Seattle Super Sonics FC!

That would actually work.

Except that MLS would have to deal with the NBA, the same league that gave us "Los Angeles Lakers", "Utah Jazz", and "New Orleans Hornets".

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Seattle Super Sonics FC!

That would actually work.

Except that MLS would have to deal with the NBA, the same league that gave us "Los Angeles Lakers", "Utah Jazz", and "New Orleans Hornets".

That shouldn't be a problem for long.

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Whatever they do its automatically going to suck. Sounders has TRADITION. Anything else is a major downgrade.

Tradition's overrated.

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The question will be if the current Sounder team will stay in the USL or will the team move to the MLS.

If the current Sounder team stays in the USL, then the new MLS team will need a new team name.

Given that the owner of the current USL version of the Sounders - Adrian Hanauer - is also part of the Seattle MLS ownership group, I'd say that the USL's Sounders will be going "belly up" when the MLS franchise begins play.

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If you're trying to build a major league identity, using the name of a floundering lower-league team, even for all of it's tradition, is not a genuine step forward.

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If you're trying to build a major league identity, using the name of a floundering lower-league team, even for all of it's tradition, is not a genuine step forward.

Uhhh....they're the 13th best team in the country and arguably higher. Just pretend they got "promoted" that way current fans are happy and new fans....well they'll come one way or another if they like what they see on the field.

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Isnt the Sounders guy and Microsoft fatty behind this? And didnt they have logos made? And isnt there a thread Im too lazy to look for?

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If you're trying to build a major league identity, using the name of a floundering lower-league team, even for all of it's tradition, is not a genuine step forward.

Tell that to the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. :rolleyes:

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who cares. the :censored:ers in seattle don't deserve the team.

I second that emotion. From everything Ive read, Garber wanted a team in Portland. I guess the deep pockets in seattle won out. Have fun in quarter full stadium, guys. might as well call them Lame Duck FC.

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