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LA Galaxy

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo

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LA Galaxy

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo

What about them?

Galaxy sort of works because LA is large and diverse and the centre of the pop culture world.

Houston Dynamo is one of those European style names that doesn't really work.

The Chicago Fire have always had a weird identity. The branding revolves around firefighting, which you would think a team named "Fire" would want to avoid.

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What are the thoughts on Hitmen? It's plural but doesn't end with an s.

Personally I don't like how it sounds, if they're going with the mafia connection- I'd rather go with a name like the Dons or the Godfathers.

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LA Galaxy

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo

What about them?

Galaxy sort of works because LA is large and diverse and the centre of the pop culture world.

Houston Dynamo is one of those European style names that doesn't really work.

The Chicago Fire have always had a weird identity. The branding revolves around firefighting, which you would think a team named "Fire" would want to avoid.

Dynamo - pronounced DI-nah-moe - has nothing, absolutely nothing, with the Eastern European teams, like Dynamo/Dinamo( dee-NAH-moe) Moscow, and has everything to do with a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Houston is a large city associated with energy production.

Plus, there was a team in the 1984 United Soccer League called the Houston Dynamos then again in the 1987-90 Lone Star Soccer Alliance.

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What are the thoughts on Hitmen? It's plural but doesn't end with an s.

Personally I don't like how it sounds, if they're going with the mafia connection- I'd rather go with a name like the Dons or the Godfathers.
This team I was referring to (Calgary) is not mafia connected.

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I think Houston Dynamo is a really good MLS name, actually. For MLS, I like collective nouns or singular nouns that conjure up some sort of bigger-than-the-sum-of-its-parts object, like a dynamo.

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Side note:

Chivas USA is going to be re-branded. I say they should be called the "Los Angeles Impalas." Why?

The Chevrolet equivalent to the Ford Galaxie was the Impala :flagusa:

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Chicago Sky:The sky's the limit

Indiana Fever:Why did they name a team from Indiana the Fever

Phoenix Mercury:No words.

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What are the thoughts on Hitmen? It's plural but doesn't end with an s.

Personally I don't like how it sounds, if they're going with the mafia connection- I'd rather go with a name like the Dons or the Godfathers.
This team I was referring to (Calgary) is not mafia connected.

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Gotcha, I figured you were talking about the New Jersey Hitmen of the XFL and USPHL.

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LA Galaxy

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo

What about them?

Galaxy sort of works because LA is large and diverse and the centre of the pop culture world.

Houston Dynamo is one of those European style names that doesn't really work.

The Chicago Fire have always had a weird identity. The branding revolves around firefighting, which you would think a team named "Fire" would want to avoid.

The Fire nickname dates back to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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LA Galaxy

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo

What about them?

Galaxy sort of works because LA is large and diverse and the centre of the pop culture world.

Houston Dynamo is one of those European style names that doesn't really work.

The Chicago Fire have always had a weird identity. The branding revolves around firefighting, which you would think a team named "Fire" would want to avoid.

The Fire nickname dates back to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

^Exactly, in that way the Chicago Fire is similar to the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies.

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LA Galaxy

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo

What about them?

Galaxy sort of works because LA is large and diverse and the centre of the pop culture world.

Houston Dynamo is one of those European style names that doesn't really work.

The Chicago Fire have always had a weird identity. The branding revolves around firefighting, which you would think a team named "Fire" would want to avoid.

The Fire nickname dates back to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

I'm aware. My point is that the identity is a contradiction.

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"Fire" sounds like one of those names that people who make fun of soccer think soccer teams are named:

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