San Diego Joins USL

Discussion in 'USL Expansion' started by athletics68, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. LouCityFan

    LouCityFan Member

    Louisville City FC
    United States
    May 25, 2019
    Louisville, KY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This may be interesting if San Diego begins play in 2020; the Nashville USL team presumably bites the dust as Nashville begins MLS play. Would USL try to get Ottawa out to go from 36 to 34 teams? Would anyone change conferences?

    With a 2021 start date, East Bay (Oakland) and Chicago are scheduled to join USL-C also. Presumably Austin Bold dies in the wake of Austin FC; what remains to be seen is if one of Saint Louis or Sacramento move up in 2021 as well, or if MLS even just goes straight from 26 to 29 (Austin, Saint Louis, Sacramento) or even 30 Las Vegas/Indy Eleven/whomever).
     
  4. Element 7ero

    Element 7ero Member

    Nov 7, 2018
    awesome news!

    stoked SD will finally get an outdoor pro soccer team again.
    Best thing about it, decent people behind it with Landon Donovan and the USL Sacramento start up guy.
     
  5. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Excited. happy, and ready to plop down a season ticket deposit but you'll forgive us for still being cautious after the numerous false dawns that we have seen.
     
  6. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I mean how many have we had in just the last few years? SoccerCity, 1904FC, Albion, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few.

    That said, this seems far less pie in the sky since it’s has known successful quantities fronting it, an actual venue, etc...
     
  7. Threeke

    Threeke Member

    Feb 26, 2016
    Albion is still playing. Four years of NPSL action under their belt, but no mythical angel investor to propel them up the tiers.
     
  8. SteveUSSF_ref8

    United States
    Oct 25, 2010
    Sun City, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    USL San Diego is awesome news. I received a phone call from USL San Diego's front office, yesterday to thank me for signing up for the newsletter. When I ask about season seats they told me to read the newsletter. I ask about the names under consideration for the club. Especially about "San Diego FC". Which I was informed that it's one of the favorites. I told them that I had created a crest for the club when they were looking to get into MLS. He then encouraged me to post it on social media. So here you go, my idea for the San Diego Football Club.

    San Diego FC.png
     
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  9. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's San Diego Loyal SC.
     
  10. Brian in Boston

    Brian in Boston Member+

    Jun 17, 2004
    MA & CA, USA
    Here's the "marketing-speak" breakdown of the San Diego Loyal SC badge:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Definitely a lot going on in the logo. Seeing it without the background they presented on initially it is a bit better looking than I initially feared.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Everything in that badge is really good except the name.
     
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  13. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s sounding like this name wasn’t their first choice. But all the better options they were considering came with a variety of TM issues.
     
  14. Element 7ero

    Element 7ero Member

    Nov 7, 2018
    Did a quick search: SD SC is taken already.
    However they still could have gone without one, like San Diego AFC for example, with the nod to Americas Finest City.
    Love the colors, the crest grew on me too, even if it’s busy, were it not for that distracting Loyal word mark focus.
     
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  15. Element 7ero

    Element 7ero Member

    Nov 7, 2018
  16. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they wanted an actual name. Not generic FC, SC, AFC...
     
  17. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San DIego AFC would be Too Soon after the Chargers leaving.
     
  18. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lots of different shades of color here. I like bright, crisp colors. The Dutch NT has always used orange, as far as I remember, and now (or recently) they've had a rather crisp aqua jersey. That's the kind of thing I'd kind of like to see.
     
  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I went, was in the "Locals" section so can't really comment to much on the nuances of the match but was a good atmosphere seemed like people had a lot of fun. Most of the crowd stayed until the end which was nice. Felt like things went relatively smoothly considering it was their first full match.

    This was my first ever USL match. Some takeaways is the league seems physical and the ref was happy to let a lot of stuff happen. Quality not great, with the exception of Vegas' goal, but it wasn't as bad as I feared it would be. Thought it was better than 90's era MLS as a comparison. A major positive was the Loyal didn't look like a team playing their first competitive game.
     
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  21. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah given the alternative...

    [​IMG]

    Both the quality of play and the atmosphere were great.
     

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