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Montreal Impact changing their logo for MLS

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Apart from the black/blue stripes, the logo shape and the 4 stars (the four founding communities) I don't like Montreals MLS logo at all.

I dislike two tone (logo frame, FdL).

The FdL is also cut off/covered (FdL smaller, but completely visible and one tone would have been better IMO).

Don't like the smallish "impact" compared to the Montreal workdmark (leaving aside the name discussion and preferences) and it bothers me that it's not centered above Montreal, but rather slipped down to the bottom left.

I don't get it why they went with a french motto (not what it says/means), when they intentionally kept the bilingual team name and go to lengths to appease the founding communities with the 4 stars. If they were so intent on it, why not go with "un pour tous - all for one" or something like that for example.

Hope their fans like it though, even if I don't!

The video of the logo unveiling actually features an "Inter" type jersey btw.

A anglophone living in Montreal does'nt expect the motto to be in both languages.

Its, say, somewhat normal. There is no debate I believe.

And they certainly made surveys in the MTL area on this matter before going forward with a motto on logo.

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Sad especially after the strong brands of Vancouver and Portland. Going the wrong direction. Again, let's hope for a revise prior to next season.

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I find the Impact crest to be strong. I really like it.

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Isn't that one of their old jerseys featured in that video?

Absolutely: http://impactsoccer.com/histoire/1994.php

Is it wrong that I think the shield that the website uses is MUCH better than what they went with?

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I was expecting something really fun and interesting with the Impact's new crest. But, this just looks typical and rushed. The fonts are terrible for a soccer club with the exception of the above font on the crest and I don't know why they included stars next to the fleur.

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I was expecting something really fun and interesting with the Impact's new crest. But, this just looks typical and rushed. The fonts are terrible for a soccer club with the exception of the above font on the crest and I don't know why they included stars next to the fleur.

Rushed is exactly the right word for it. Wonder if they were going one direction and scrapped it too late to come up with something really well thought out? That would make a lot of sense. This is more of a first concept type of look that could be refined into something nice but is not close yet.

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This is really all I have to say regarding this logo. It's the same logo that Sporting KC came out with earlier this year, and they're both bad.

Rounded shield, gray outline, blue background, stripes taking up half of it, large white element, Bank Gothic. It's even got the gradients.

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This is really all I have to say regarding this logo. It's the same logo that Sporting KC came out with earlier this year, and they're both bad.

Rounded shield, gray outline, blue background, stripes taking up half of it, large white element, Bank Gothic. It's even got the gradients.

GREAT CATCH, GOOD POINT!

Those logos both suck!!!

The Impact blew it w/ Bank Gothic and Archer! Archer?!?!? C'mon!!!

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Is that the serif font? Archer?

Whatever it is, I love it. Great choice, a mid-century vibe.

Seeing those two together, they strike me as polar opposites. While sharing certain similarities, KC's logo is awkward and doesn't work, while Montreal's is classy and successful.

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I never realized that the Sporting KC logo can be initially read as either Kansas City Sporting or Kansas City Sporting SC.

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Let's all keep in mind that THIS is the primary mark for Sporting KC:

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The gradient version is a "special application" logo; I would suspect that Montreal's gradient version would fall under the same category.

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This is really all I have to say regarding this logo. It's the same logo that Sporting KC came out with earlier this year, and they're both bad.

Rounded shield, gray outline, blue background, stripes taking up half of it, large white element, Bank Gothic. It's even got the gradients.

That's pretty bad. Embarrassing for Montreal and their designers. It's not like the MLS has over 100 teams. No logos in a league should ever be this similar.

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This is really all I have to say regarding this logo. It's the same logo that Sporting KC came out with earlier this year, and they're both bad.

Rounded shield, gray outline, blue background, stripes taking up half of it, large white element, Bank Gothic. It's even got the gradients.

What if the fonts were unified?!?

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If you're going to do that, I'd rather you used the other one instead. Much more character.

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Those stars are going to disappear on any applications smaller than t-shirt. Although it's really great to see a logo for a Canadian team WIITHOUT THE MAPLE LEAF!!!! Thank you for that Impact.

OMG! Are there still trolls going on about this stupidity? Lets play find the maple leaf...

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Part trois...last one...

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Couldn't find any maple leafs in any of them? Wow, shocker...

So can we put an end to the stupid meme that EVERY Canadian team puts a maple leaf in their logo? It just makes you look idiotic...

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So can we put an end to the stupid meme that EVERY Canadian team puts a maple leaf in their logo? It just makes you look idiotic...

Less then 5% of Canadian hockey teams use the maple leaf across the majors, minor, and junior leagues :P;)

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