Stars FC no longer: Meet Minnesota United FC

Discussion in 'Minnesota United FC' started by bullsear, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. bullsear

    bullsear Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Just announced at the team formerly known as Stars' press conference. New logo to come--and it has a LOON.

    Here's some pics from the presser.

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  2. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, that is pretty cool.

    I just renamed the Wikipedia page and added the logo. Already have the templates redone, too. :p
     
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  3. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Logo and jersey are beautiful. Don't like how they went the boring/generic euro route with the name though.
     
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  5. CShine

    CShine Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Huntsville, AL
    Club:
    Rocket City United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's the story behind the bird?
     
  6. 19VamosUnited96

    19VamosUnited96 New Member

    Jun 9, 2012
    Strasburg,Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I liked the name and the colors of the stars. Too bad they didn't keep them.
     
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  7. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought state bird at first but Minnesota's isn't the hummingbird.
     
  8. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe it's supposed to be a loon. At least that's what they said on Twitter.
     
  9. mng146

    mng146 Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    It's a loon, the Minnesota state bird.
     
  10. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is it? I could have sworn hummingbird. Lol
     
  11. CShine

    CShine Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Huntsville, AL
    Club:
    Rocket City United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Loons is much better than United. That's what I'm gonna call 'em from now on.

    Do we need to request a forum name change?
     
  12. MuzzaFC

    MuzzaFC Member

    Nov 6, 2011
    Nice badge, boring name. NASL continues its streak of awful names.
     
  13. RAL_United

    RAL_United Member

    Nov 1, 2011
    Raleigh
    Club:
    Carolina Railhawks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "United" is bad. "Loons" is worse. Would've been better off to stick to Minnesota FC. Nice crest though!
     
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  14. mng146

    mng146 Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    I never said it was a good loon :D. It does look a tad bit hummingbird-ish with a little peacock tossed in.

    I thought the same thing with the euro style 'United' nickname (yawn). The black jersey looks good, the light blue one - meh. Too plain.
     
  15. 9June1862

    9June1862 Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Now Carolina and Minnesota can have their own cup/rivalry game: Beak Brawl...Feather Fight?
     
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  16. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The red button symbolizing the loon's eye on the shirt is pretty nifty.

    Very nice logo and shirt, the name...ugh
     
  17. bullsear

    bullsear Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    I actually love the loon. He looks like he could kill your whole family and eat them.

    Soon this will strike fear into men's hearts!
     
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  18. zoobawa

    zoobawa Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    I love Light Blue (sky blue, baby blue whatever) and Black as colors and that away kit is boss. However I am against the name United unless its Twin Cities United. Does Minnesota really need to be United? Isn't it already united? Back in the day there was some serious animosity between Minny and St Paul, which is partially a reason why the Lakers left and why the Twins went with Minnesota rather than Minneapolis or St Paul. So using Twin Cities United would make sense in that regard, but I guess I will have to accept it since I have no control whatsoever.
     
  19. bullsear

    bullsear Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    I agree, but I also see the case for "Uniting" Minnesota. As somebody from Outstate, there's a tangible Cities bias. People in MPLS and STP look down on the burbs, while the people in the burbs look down on the cities themselves (while still identifying themselves as "from the Cities"), and everybody looks down on everything outside of the Metro area. Then the people from Outstate get all uppity about how we're "just as good" as the Cities, even though we're clearly not (I'm lookin' at you, St. Cloud :mad:).
     
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  20. Dead Fingers

    Dead Fingers Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    +1.

    Minnesota would probably have better brand appeal than "just" Twin Cities. I think you will always see Minnesota in the name.
     
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  21. 9June1862

    9June1862 Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Minnesota Loonited. The ultras are the loonatics. Obviously.
     
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  22. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was a fan of the old logo, but dude bought the team and is pending money on it, so he can call it what ever he wants, is not like the Stars were an old name.
     
  23. cossack

    cossack Member

    Loons
    United States
    Mar 5, 2001
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, at least it's not named after a drink or something. Very newbie ownerish name but I trust there's some longevity in the club now. The kits I totally dig!
     
  24. 9June1862

    9June1862 Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    FWIW I meant that as a compliment. "Loons" is wholly original, unique and just a bit quirky...in the same vein as baggies, dons, millers and magpies. MUFC on the other hand seems strangely familiar but I can't quite think of why...
     
  25. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmmmm. I kind of liked the Stars branding, but then again, I had no problem with the Thunder branding either (I'm assuming that was legally a different team).

    Overall this looks nice, but I'd downsize the "FC" part. Otherwise it looks like United FC, which happens to be in Minnesota. I love the colors, though.

    What's the jersey sponsor situation?
     

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