News: 2018 Other Teams Discussion Thread (spoilers)

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by msilverstein47, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2001 fatbastard, Nov 22, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
    They had one of the best logos in MLS, I don't understand why they wanted to change it (outside of greed for new merchandise sales and/or the president of the club's daughter maybe owning a graphic art company).
    Most infuriating is for no reason at all they added a ********ing FC (pronounced phonetically) - the dumbest ********ing move ever. I just don't get why everyone wants that asinine thing at the end of their names here lately.

    edit: the ridiculousness of the word-salad that is the reasoning behind the new badge makes me want to throw up a little

    “The mirrored icon – with flames inverted to become a crown, hence the Fire Crown – tells the story of a dramatic rebirth and a city’s triumph,” explained a club release, while “the change from ‘soccer’ to ‘football’ reflects a long-term vision for the club as Chicago’s global ambassador to the world’s game.”

    another edit: heeheeheehee, tweeted out by the Kickers

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  2. GumbyG

    GumbyG Member+

    DC United
    Mar 22, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where's the cow?
     
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  3. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Being sued by Devin Nunes ;)
     
  4. GumbyG

    GumbyG Member+

    DC United
    Mar 22, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And now regretting pressing sexual assault charges on her only corroborating witness, Mrs. O'Leary.
     
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  5. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    The "FC" is just dumb. The Bears are Chicago's football club.

    I also don't understand why a team would name themselves after a city's worst tragedy, like the SJ Earthquakes, the NY Jets, or the Utah Jazz.
     
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  6. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    FWIW, the Jazz originally was the New Orleans Jazz back when Christ was a midshipman (remember Pete Maravich?). They were moved to Utah and the clueless ********s who owned the team were too stupid/cheap to rebrand. The Jets were the Titans, but the previous owner kept bouncing checks to players so there was a rebrand. Jets is dumb and generic and long predates 9/11. I lived in the Bay Area when the Quakes were an NASL franchise. It's a bit tongue in cheek because folks from outside California always mention the possibility of earthquakes to any California native as something scary. Growing up, the ground shaking was just part of life and NBD.
     
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  7. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    Of course the Earthquakes were originally the Clash. I have no idea what album it was a reference to.
     
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  8. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    My name is Q*bert and sometimes I make jokes.
     
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  9. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    If you go on the san josey forum, according to them the Earthquakes are the joke.
     
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  10. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
  11. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Strangely, the name change irritates me more than the logo change. They actually had SC in their name as it should be in ML.
     
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  12. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I did not account for code tags converting a bracketed letter into nothing after I tried to emphasize the "S" in MLS.
     
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  13. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    I find it entertaining that Inter Miami is building a roof over their entire seating areas ... in their temporary stadium in Ft Lauderdale while we only built half a roof over two-thirds of our stadium.
     
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  14. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I don't think the temporary stands behind goals are going to have canopies much like eaglebank field. Of course the canopies over the other stands are actually going to cover the stands.
     
  15. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    To be fair, it does rain every day in Ft Lauderdale.
     
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  16. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    I looked at the pic on their Twitter, its tough to tell, but you're right, the cheap seats will be out in the warm rain.
     
  17. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    Given the problems Miami has had in finding a "permanent" location I would bet money the "temporary" digs at the new Lockhart Stadium will become permanent.
     
  18. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    Well, they are building their "temporary" stadium with field boxes and a roof for at least the sideline stands. Its does look a bit spartan, but it's going up damn quick. Metal bleacher framing, but it's their "temporary" home. I guess this is what you can do with some real money and a desire to get shit done. That said, with how this has all been dragging out and is now playing out, Inter Ft Lauderdale is still making a good show of it.

    Their younger signings look really promising and their veteran signings seem quite shrewd. I am sure Robles will find a way to stick it to us at some point this year.
     
  19. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    Nope.
    Once Miami gets their permanent stadium done New York Yankees FC can move in.
     
  20. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    And why the hell is Miami playing their home opener on 3/14 against another warm-weather team? Why?
     
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  21. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    Well run, thrifty, small market, KC just dropped high 8 figures on Alan Puldino.

    Discuss, because my knee jerk is gloom and doom.
     
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  22. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    It's a perplexing move for KC. On the one hand, their offense was pretty good last year. The problem is their defense. Sporting *should* have signed a standout central defender, who they could have gotten for a lot less than $10 million. And KC is the ultimate system team; Are they really going to demand that Pulido lead the defense by sprinting at every pass back to the keeper?

    On the other hand, Liga MX is several steps up from MLS so it's a real coup to grab their top scorer.
     
  23. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    That's low 8 figures. :)
     
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  24. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We are getting left behind by even the most frugal of clubs.
     
  25. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    As I said, my knee jerk reaction is gloom and doom. They built this stadium to compete in MLS2.0 when the 3.0 era was in full flight. Just wait until Miami and Charlotte are up to speed, combined with Toronto, Atlanta and NYC already setting the mark for MLS3.0 spending. Not to mention you've got signs New England is serious about spending. Cincy is going to figure shit out. We are ********ed as well funded MLS2.0 team in 2020 and beyond.
     

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