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Discussion in 'San Diego' started by Qamle, Nov 10, 2006.
Give em a slice of the ownership pie and let's roll.. History beckons
Some things in history should stay there.
Tell that to the Sounders, Timbers, and Whitecaps.
Cant dispute this:
NASL, MISL and CISL Reg. Season/ Division Titles
1978, 1979, 1981, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1996
NASL Indoor Championships
1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Most winning team in San Diego history.
The name still has wide recognition in SD,
All the local news channels show the indoor Sockers highlights regularly, and its not even MLS.
Its at least worth considering, dont you think?
Don't forget 2009-2010 PASL Pro Champs. The Sockers indoor team won the championship their inaugural season.
I think it all comes down to whether the indoor team wants to share the name. You have to admit they've got a good thing going right now that they may not want to screw up. Then again they may be open to expanding the brand outdoors as well. Only issue would be if some additional owners can come to them with a solid SSS/Stadium Share plan say with SDSU football should the Chargers bail to LA as seems likely. (I'm presuming SDSU wouldn't be able to afford Qualcomm on their own and would have to move out.
All that may be true, but it doesn't mean jack when 99% of the population couldn't care less. Name recognition does not equal interest, let alone yearning.
This is just my opinion, but I'm convinced that San Diego has a lot of soccer fans, but they are snobs (and I don't mean that negatively, though on BS it is taken that way). NASL doesn't impress them, indoor semi-pro soccer certainly doesn't impress them, and if I were the owner who decided to bring an MLS franchise to San Diego, I would do everything I could to distance myself from historical "failure" and market my team as the coming of the world's game to SD (for real this time), not just the resurrection of an old brand that almost nobody remembers anything about anyway.
I'd agree as well. Not to mention unlike names like Timbers, Whitecaps, and Sounders... Sockers really has little to do with San Diego number 1, and number 2 there hasn't been a "Sockers" team playing outdoor soccer for a very long time now unlike the Timbers, Sounders, Caps who all played in USL and built that brand recognition early both in the lower league and off field. The "Sockers" for lack of another term would not have that option since there is no NASL or USLPro team in the area currently, and no plans for one that we know of publicly. And while I applaud what the PASL Pro Sockers have done, you are correct in that they wouldn't do much for launching an MLS branded team in terms of recognition.
Before they were the Sockers, they were the San Diego Jaws....
Jaws defender Trevor Hockey
Always though he chose the wrong sport
Dude, you are killing my buzz. Bring back the Sockers, pronto! What would you rather have, Real San Diego, FC San Diego or Sporting San Diego? I hate transplanting all these euro trash names here. We are American, damn it! Teams here need names like the Lions, the Tigers and Bears, oh my! On the playing field, the Sockers are undisputedly a success and if the name-brand recognition is a failure it is b/c nobody has injected any serious cash into them for a long time. I say bring em back!!!
Or... combine the two things that I love about San Diego, the zoo and seaworld and call them the San Diego Sea Monkeys. Either way, stop with all these Euro-Clone names.
Suppose it has more to do with San Diego than "Sockers". Still I think they can do better. What will be interesting is if these rumors of a USL/NASL team pan out in the next year or two. Such a team might be able to play a launching pad for an MLS expansion team similar to what happened in the northwest. Otherwise SD is going to have to try and recreate what happened in Toronto which could be tough.
I remember them. Used to watch them up at SDSU.
What if the Chivas moved there?
I couldn't agree more. Sporting Kansas City is a bit odd. San Diego Boca isn't any better. Real Salt Lake is still downright hilarious.
I'd be happy with an MLS Sockers, but I see nothing wrong with FC San Diego, San Diego AFC or the like. That's just a standard team name, nothing Euro-phony about it. A real nickname could develop around the club by consensus among the fans, the way a lot of college football teams got their names. That would avoid marketing geniuses coming up with something like the Wiz and the Burn.
Probably nothing good, particularly if they didn't rebrand. But if they were to rebrand it wouldn't be unlike getting an expansion team so the same principles would apply when it comes to being like Toronto.
with all due respect, HELL NO.
if anything, it should follow the growing trend of San Diego _________ FC.
it appeases both sides, and seriously, SEA MONKEYS?!?!?
it was a joke
like, San Diego San Diegans or the Ron Burgundys
Yeah -- I hate Sea World too.
LoL....how many of you remember this?
A picture of the fans!!!!! LMAO Blahaha
Sorry about your buzz. A glass of Sea Monkeys beaten up in sherry will bring it right back. Just don't over do it.
I think you're a bit over-the-top with your hatred of names inspired by world soccer. The thing is, there's are right way and wrong way to do anything. Real Salt Lake? Chivas USA? Wrong way, obviously, but that doesn't mean that it can't be done right.
Names typical of football or basketball can be done badly as well.
It's hard to find names that haven't already been thought of, but still sound cool, and inspire pride among the locals.
Has a team in San Diego ever had a really good name?
On the amateur level, I've always like the "Surf".
to hell with it!
Marines FC (oorah)
the San Diego Baxter-bark-twice-if-youre-in-milwaukee FC
You-Stay-Classy San Diego FC
the San Diego Ha-yeah-right-the-real-plan-was-to-hit-up-TJ FC
Jack Murphy FC
Balboa Park Rangers FC
Gaslamp Quarter Athletics
Club Deportivo Chula Vista
San Diego Seadogs
San Diego Yazz Flutes
I like Surfriders. Maybe San Diego Surfriders.