For anyone complaining about team names...

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Elninho, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    I dunno, I always got a kick out of O'Higgins.

    Hands down, though, the greatest name for a club in soccer history has to be that of the Northern Irish Premier League's very own Distillery.

    Distillery. They could dress like Sport Boys Callao and still be cool with a name like Distillery.
  2. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Real Salt Lake
    Another good name from the Chilean league is Santiago Wanderers. They won the championship last year for the first time in like 30 years. The only thing though is they don't play in Santiago, they play about two hours away in the port city of Valparaiso. I haven't been able to figure that one out yet.
  3. italchacao

    italchacao New Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Austin TX
    oh, you mean like the fire not playing in Chicago or the metros not having ever played an mls game in NY?

    not sure if anybody has mentioned The Strongest (Bolivia)
  4. Charlie Armstrong

    Mar 7, 2001
    South Jersey
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah, this is like the Metros playing all their games in Philadelphia. East Rutherford may not be in NYC, but you can smell it from there. :)

    C in SJ
  5. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Orange Crush is a popular soda on the island. My guess is that the maker or distributor of Orange Crush is the main sponsor of the team.

    Go Orange Crushers! Next time I go back home to the island, I will definitely have to check out a Crushers game.
  6. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    They started out in Santiago and wandered quite a bit to Valparaiso, perhaps?

  7. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes, bless their hearts
    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Particularly since they are sponsored/owned by a resort based on the premise of having a lot of young swinger types in an anything goes kind of party atmosphere. One fee, and all the food, drink and other activities are completely free after that, if I understand correctly.

  8. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes, bless their hearts
    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This one's named after the liberator of Chile, Bernardo O'Higgins, isn't it? I think he's a descendent of a group of Irish Catholics who fled to Spain to get away from Protestant English rule, and subsequently had offshoots end up in the new world. Spain's last viceroy of Mexico was a chap called O'Donoju, if I recall correctly.

  9. Nothus

    Nothus New Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Best name ever: Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan)

    I have no idea what an S-Pulse is (perhaps some trim level of acura integra?), but I want one.
  10. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    I am sorry, but I love the Ghanian first division.

    I vote that dallas steals the Real Tamale United moniker.


    Or maybe, Dallas Enchiladas Royale

    Or Burrito Professionals.

    1.Hearts of Oak (Accra) 24 21 1 2 60-14 64
    2.Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 24 19 3 2 44-16 60
    3.Liberty Professionals (Accra) 24 12 7 5 32-17 43
    4.Goldfields (Obuasi) 24 9 9 6 31-25 36
    5.Great Olympics (Accra) 24 9 7 8 26-27 34
    6.Real Tamale United (Tamale) 24 9 6 9 22-29 33
    7.Arsenals (Berekum) 24 9 4 11 18-28 31
    8.Okwahu United (Nkawkaw) 24 8 6 10 19-19 30
    9.King Faisal Babies (Kumasi) 24 7 8 9 26-24 29
    10.Brong Ahofu United (Sunyani) 24 7 7 10 20-31 28
    11.Hasaacas (Sekondi) 24 8 3 13 20-29 27
    12.Dawu Youngstars (Dawu) 24 6 8 10 24-29 26
    13.Prestea Mines Stars 24 7 3 14 14-29 24
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    14.Tano Bafoakwa (Sunyani) 24 4 11 9 20-27 23
    15.Power FC (Koforidua) 24 4 10 10 16-25 22
    16.Maxbees (Suhum) 24 3 7 14 14-37 16
  11. FootyMundo

    FootyMundo New Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    A friend of mine from work has relatives affiliated with Hearts of Oak. He said there is or was a club in Ghana known as "Eleven Mighty Dwarfs"

    Now THAT is a great name.
  12. FootyMundo

    FootyMundo New Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    What is so difficult . . . they just wandered from Santiago - obviously. Geesh!
  13. FootyMundo

    FootyMundo New Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    Blooming takes their name from the way they were founded. They were a school team originally. Children coming of age "bloom".

    Millonarios was named after a Colombian journalist tagged the club with the title Millionaires because they purchased high priced talent back in the 50's. At one time Colombia had THE league for South American talent. Di Stefano played for the club for instance.

    I used to know the story behind Jazz as well, but I've forgotten now.
  14. paintgreen

    paintgreen New Member

    Aug 17, 2001
    Miami, FL
    The Morecambe "Shrimps".... English Conference.

    'nuff said
  15. VonMorrisky

    VonMorrisky New Member

    Yeah, but most of the swingers are other horny males, so unless you swing the other way (not that there's anything wrong with that), there just aren't enough holes to go around.

    Which would probably explain why the Hedonism II team is playing soccer instead of boning swinger chicks.
  16. Reiteoir

    Reiteoir New Member

    Sep 15, 2002
    How about:

    Border Security (India)
    Club 29 de Septiembre (Paraguay)
    Abergavenny Thursdays (Wales)
    Flexsys Cefn Druids (Wales)
    Admira Wacker (Austria)
    Air Defence (Iraqi Premier Division - I kid you not!)
    Airport (Chinese side)
    Keith (Scotland)
    Barry (Wales)
    Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Scotland)
    Military Police (Uganda)
    Motor Action (Zimbabwe)
    Odd Grenland (Norway)
    Okin Biscuit FC (Nigeria)
    FC Pele Moscow (Russian Lower League)
    Rainbow (Vanuatu)
    Cobh Ramblers (Republic of Ireland)
    Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Wales)

    There are also two lower league Norwegian sides - Fart IL, and Gol FK!

    Young Boys Berne is the full title of the Swiss club.
    Neuchatel Xamax are a Swiss club who were formed in the village of Neuchatel by a bloke called Max!
  17. Viking64

    Viking64 Member

    Feb 11, 1999
    Tarheel State
    No one from Wisconsin on this board?

    the Rhinelander Hodags.

    it's a dinosaur, and I kid you not that's their mascot. I went to college with two guys from there.

    I always thought Audax Italiano was a weird name for a Chilean team.

    In Madison WI there's a minor league baseball club called the Muskies. Their crowd's rallying cry is

    "Let's go FISH!"

    and no, I ain't kiddin about that either.
  18. ColdCuts

    ColdCuts Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Queens, NYC
    I've read this whole thread and, you know, I'd have to agree with buffalo. "The Wiz" is the worst name of all. That rainbow motif of theirs was a really bad idea too.
  19. Dune

    Dune Member

    Feb 10, 1999
    I think they have changed their name to just "Drawfs" now but once it was a team in Ghana called "Mysterious Dwarfs"

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