St. Louis in the USL

Discussion in 'St Louis FC' started by Alistair Fannell, Aug 22, 2013.

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St. Louis

Poll closed Jan 30, 2014.
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    1 vote(s)
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  2. 0

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  1. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Saint Louis Football Club: We Didn't Take As Much Time Announcing Our Name To People Who Will Never Buy Tickets To Our Games As Some Other Expansion Teams Did."
     
  2. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saint Louis FC ‏@SaintLouisFC 54m

    REMINDER:
    While the team name has been announced, we want YOU to choose the logo.
    Fan voting for the official #STLFC logo begins Wednesday!
     
  3. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How about a combination of the city flag and King Louis
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
  5. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    Troll all you want, but the name make perfect sense.
     
  7. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kenn, sometimes you complain just to complain. Come on.
     
  8. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, I do not.

    I have just been hearing for eons about how great and wonderful St. Louisans are when it comes to soccer. It's a bit tedious, especially given the ennui that has greeted most recent clubs playing there.

    And now they have another braintrust that can't even be buggered to do an hour's work coming up with a name. And please don't tell me St. Louis invented that. Nonsense.
     
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  9. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And as to the general point of the name itself, no, that's not a complaint for complaint's sake.

    It's a complaint based on this creeping b.s. that nothing in American soccer can possibly have value unless it parrots Europe. You have to put "FC" at the end of your city and be done with it, period, full stop, because that's "authentic." You don't have a logo, you have a badge or a crest. You don't have fans, you have supporters.

    It's nonsense. It shows a sense of insecurity on our part, that we can't be American because Euros will laugh at us. No one will even begin to be imaginative anymore, because what will the English think?
     
  10. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Every crossed your mind that maybe, just maybe, people in St. Louis like traditional-style names? Remember how much AC was touted around these boards and encouraged well before ACSTL actually announced its name? (Which, honestly, if you want to get your criticism correct, is more Italian than English, so no we really don't care what the English think. FC is so common, too, being Spanish and Russian and a whole host of other languages as well. It's international, and there's nothing wrong with it. I guess SC would be more appropriate here in the States, though.) That's not the ownership group selling out or "parroting" as you put it - they're playing to their potential fans. Just because you don't like traditional names/terms doesn't give you the right to sniff at what other fans prefer.
     
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  11. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    If Kenn knew anything, he would realize that SCOTT-GALLAGHER ST. LOUIS (SGSL) was formed by combining Scott-Gallagher and St. Louis, SC. (fka Busch Soccer Club)

    That created some hard feeling back then and was difficult for some to swallow.
    Some went to other clubs.

    This expansion team is affiliated with SGSL.
    But to be successful they need to appeal to all clubs.
    Thus, the simple return to St. Louis F/S. C.

    St. Louis SC is still a protected name so FC it is.

    Any soccer person in St. Louis understand where the name comes from.
    So, yes, Kenn is simply bitching to bitch.
     
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  12. Alistair Fannell

    Aug 13, 2013
    Springfield, Missouri
    Club:
    AC St. Louis
    Better off with that name rather to resurrecting past names like the Stars, Steamers or AC St.Louis
     
  13. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think a supporter of "FC Tampa Bay Rowdies" is being a bit disingenuous
     
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  14. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course they only called themselves FC because they couldn't use Rowdies and now they can and have dropped the FC part from the preface. But I digress...
     
  15. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    voting begins in St. Louis bb964bf9b90cdcbfea29f48657cf0f2c.jpg
     
  16. jasontoon

    jasontoon Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How many tickets will you be buying? If your answer is "zero", what's your point?
     
  17. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so which crest do you like
     
  18. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the shield best I think
     
  19. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Yeah, I like the shield better as well - include the river and the Arch. And I've never really liked including dates.
     
  20. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like the one on the right, but I'm usually bias towards circular badges. Also i find it interesting that St Louis and Louisville unveil logos on the same day and they by have the Fleur de Lis in them.
     
  21. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Louisville said they were going to get a new one.
     
  22. Skippysasquirrel

    May 11, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    can you post a link? I didn't see one above
     
  23. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. Skippysasquirrel

    May 11, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. SailorJo

    SailorJo Member

    Jun 19, 2013
    Club:
    Charlotte
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone else kinda annoyed about the color choices? Blue and green's been done.
     

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