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Do the ManU folks have enough pull in the MLS to convince them to change MinU's name?

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No. They don't have any.

But even if they did, why should they? They're not even the only United in the Premier League.

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*I don't have the issue with the Uniteds as individual names but three United teams is too much.

Why? The Premier League currently has three Uniteds, and that's a league with fewer teams overall.

I can remember a time when the Premiership had no less than five teams with "United" in their name. Wasn't a problem then, either.

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*I don't have the issue with the Uniteds as individual names but three United teams is too much.

Why? The Premier League currently has three Uniteds, and that's a league with fewer teams overall.

I can remember a time when the Premiership had no less than five teams with "United" in their name. Wasn't a problem then, either.

It's just a personal preference thing of mine. I'd rather not have too many teams use the same name in pro North American sports.

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Do the ManU folks have enough pull in the MLS to convince them to change MinU's name?

We avoid saying "Minn U" for that very reason.

Less "United", more DETHLOON.

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Do the ManU folks have enough pull in the MLS to convince them to change MinU's name?

We avoid saying "Minn U" for that very reason.

Less "United", more DETHLOON.

Yeah, because as any true football fan knows, the preferred form is Minn United or Minn Utd, but never MinnU. ;)

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*I don't have the issue with the Uniteds as individual names but three United teams is too much.

Why? The Premier League currently has three Uniteds, and that's a league with fewer teams overall.

I can remember a time when the Premiership had no less than five teams with "United" in their name. Wasn't a problem then, either.

Each of those teams is more well-established than even the most famous MLS team. I have no way of knowing whether having two Citys and three Uniteds in MLS will be harmful 10 years from now, but I don't see how erring on the side of variety would hurt. I don't know if Atlanta would be less successful if they went with Firebirds or Blackharts, but I'm pretty sure there'd be no chance of anyone asking whether the DC team moved, nor would there be "Aw :censored:" jokes about the acronym.

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"no chance of anyone asking whether the DC team moved"

I think there's pretty much no chance of anyone asking that now.

New soccer fans won't think twice about it any more than standing throughout a match or lack of timeouts or any of the other things particular to the sport. Especially when unofficial nicknames come into play. Fans who know the global game won't bat an eye.

I really don't see much potential for harm in having three Uniteds any more than having eight "FC"s. Nobody's going to ask if Toronto moved to LA.

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They've been pretty good about these. NYCFC's uniforms didn't leak until journalists arrived at the unveiling event and started tweeting their press packs. I don't recall Orlando City's crest leaking.

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What time is this happening, and is there a sort of live stream out there?

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Yet another roundel :sleeping:

It looks good though. Love how the A is front and center, but I can't make out the bars in the background

Edit: Looks like we will have an AC Milan look in MLS. But until the release of the kits I wont be certain. Remember how everybody thought the Impact would have stripes?

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At least put a phoenix somewhere on the logo...Heck if you come up with that logo at the very least name your team Atlanta Athletic FC.

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Eh. It's fine, but so generic. Everything about this team is straight out of FIFA create-a-team mode. Mildly interesting that they appear to be going for stripes after stripes have been otherwise phased out of MLS, I guess.

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