Evil Doctor

Montreal Impact changing their logo for MLS

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They really missed the boat on grabbing Olympique Montreal. Too bad. I'm felling like the MLS is starting too come off as an indoor league. I'm all for being a Euro-poser when it comes to names. Timbers, Sounders. Okay, rich history and the rivalry is enough to keep the names alive. Wasn't thrilled with the earthquakes rebrand, especially when it joins the rapids, crews, and fires of the league. Youth league, Capri-sun B.S. if you ask me.

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I dont have a problem with the Rapids, Crew, Fires, Impacts of the world or the FC's, Uniteds either. Main reason is we as a soccer nation are a very multi-cultural lot. American naming standards, European naming standards, it all fits with the narrative of North American soccer. Yeah the names and identities could be better, but the naming standards are right IMO.

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I'm alright with U.S. naming standards, but some of these feel too "extreme". Leaves a foul taste of rainbow kits and goofy crests from the leagues launch. Revolution, galaxy:good. Burn,impact:silly

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Royale Montreal would't be to bad though.

Also, I don't buy the "we have to go with a name that's the same in English and French to appeal to everyone" story. You're already alienating Anglophones with the blue and white/FDL identity.

Hahaha nice joke.

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I'm alright with U.S. naming standards, but some of these feel too "extreme". Leaves a foul taste of rainbow kits and goofy crests from the leagues launch. Revolution, galaxy:good. Burn,impact:silly

Couldnt agree more. Glad they got rid of Burn when they renamed Dallas. I really do wish they had gone another route with Montreal, hopefully the crest is better than what it looks like it will be.

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Yeah, Sounders/Timbers/Whitecaps aren't exactly good name either, but all of those have current history behind them; likewise with Montreal. If they'd renamed to something else in the process, it would have been highly disappointing.

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Yeah, Sounders/Timbers/Whitecaps aren't exactly good name either, but all of those have current history behind them; likewise with Montreal. If they'd renamed to something else in the process, it would have been highly disappointing.

My thoughts exactly

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Watched the unveiling video... it's not bad, but the banner text kinda kills it.

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Watched the unveiling video... it's not bad, but the banner text kinda kills it.

link?

i'm on the impact site and not seeing it.

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Montreal Crest

Agree on the text (too bland) & wish they would have done a different color outline for the shield. The outline bears to much resemblance to SKC. Looking like they will wear the blue/black stripes......

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I don't love it, the banner does kill it. It's not awful, though. Kind of reminds me of Barça or Flamengo, or even the USMNT.

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Thanks Droost.

Eh. I don't like the 4 stars. Agree with the text being boring. Had to have the fluer du lies. Don't like the 3d effect. I assume we'll see some form of black and blue strips as the kit as seen in the bottom half.

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The banner text drags it down a level, but it's not terrible by any stretch of the imagination. I like the way they handled the fleur-de-lis was worked in.

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Yeah, Sounders/Timbers/Whitecaps aren't exactly good name either,

can't agree - those are all fine names. Bold, unique and appropriate to the locality.

Not to mention that they're all plural nouns.

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If the Fleur was one color, and there was no gradient I think it would be better.

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Posted for visibility (some probably won't click through to the link):

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[Well, looks like someone *just* beat me to posting the logo directly.]

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Not a fan of the gradient at all. I also don't like how the banner is black and half of the bottom is black but there isn't any black to be found on the top half of the crest. I'm not really either way on the banner, I don't hate it but it doesn't really add too much to the logo. I just hope they actually wear blue and black stripes unlike Sporting KC.

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Posted for visibility (some probably won't click through to the link):

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On the whole, I rather like it. Good shield shape, FdL not too much, silly nickname downplayed. Can't stand gradients, but this could've been so much worse.

What do the four stars represent?

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I'm not a font expert, but what are the two fonts on the crest?

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