The American Soccer Crest Thread

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by xbhaskarx, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1 xbhaskarx, Sep 1, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2018
    One of the best things about the growth of soccer in North America is seeing all the new crests.
    I couldn't find a thread dedicated just to all our soccer crests, good and bad, so I decided to make one...

    Some recently revealed crests:

    Canadian Premier League

    emblem story:
    http://canpl.ca/emblem-story/

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    Austin FC (MLS) :rolleyes:
    https://old.reddit.com/r/MLS/comments/99jehe/austin_fc_new_crest_explained/
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    Austin Bold FC (USL)
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    Memphis 901 FC (USL):
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/09/01/name-logos-unveiled-for-memphis-901-fc/
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    They can have a "Neon Crest Derby" with the Las Vegas Lights...
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    Sportslogos league pages:
    MLS, USL, NASL 1.0, NASL 2.0, CPL, NPSL, PDL, NISA, USL D3, NPSL Pro, NWSL ...

    Any crests you really like or dislike?
     
  2. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The NPSL has some surprisingly great crests... some of my favorites:

     
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  3. soccersubjectively

    soccersubjectively BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 17, 2012
    Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HFX Wanderers is sharp. Easily my favorite from the bunch.

    I'm not really sure the mindset behind not having the club's name in the crest. Seems like a gimmie. And I'm not a huge fan of really skinny crests but I appreciate someone trying to be different.
     
  4. Baysider

    Baysider Member+

    Jul 16, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    The Las Vegas Lights crest is so simple and true to the city that it's clearly my favorite.
     
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  5. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
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    --other--
    I think I actually preferred the early MLS logos. The Crew, Galaxy, Revs, and Metrostars in particular stood out to me as having a nice balance between a traditional American sports look and American soccer as a modern-feeling institution. The Euro crest look is often pretty boring, imo.
     
  6. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed on all counts, HFX Wanderers is my favorite as well.

    Pacific FC put out a nice explanation for their crest, but it's so skinny, and the text is microscopic...
    Emblem Inspiration
    Pacific FC: Emblem Story
     
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  7. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A few from my neck of the woods; NPSL, PDL, NPSL in that order.
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    upload_2018-9-5_16-15-58.jpeg
    upload_2018-9-5_16-16-34.png

     
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  8. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Inter Miami is official:

    MLS Miami expansion team unveils name, crest

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  9. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Two attempts to improve the Inter Miami crest that I saw elsewhere...

    adding teal/turquoise
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    Removing the shield
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  10. xbhaskarx

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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States


     
  11. xbhaskarx

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    United States
  12. Salmos

    Salmos Moderator
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    Sep 26, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Club:
    Pachuca CF
    Honestly feel like the US soccer logos are awful for the most part. Reminds me of NFL, which reminds me of secondary mascot logos you see in high school and college. I guess it’s just the American style. It’s getting better. I’ve seen basketball teams use those beautiful throwback crests.
     
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  13. xbhaskarx

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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    USL rebrand...
    USL Unveils New Structure: One Central Brand, Three Leagues, Evolving for the Future


     
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  14. xbhaskarx

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    #14 xbhaskarx, Sep 26, 2018
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  15. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Given the sheer number of teams in the US, when you include the PDL, NPSL, and UPSL, I agree with you. But most of the current MLS crests sidestep the NFL-mentality and resemble traditional soccer crests. New England is the only glaring exception. Even teams like Orlando, Dallas, and DC use their animals cleanly in their crests.
     
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  16. Salmos

    Salmos Moderator
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    Sep 26, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
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    Pachuca CF
    #16 Salmos, Sep 26, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
    Orlando and Dallas are two of the better crests. I see a lot of the cartoony influences on several MLS team crests. They tend to go with those bold Hollywood movie fonts (an American phenomenon as far as I know) which IMO are just eyesores on a crest. I like the Miami one though. Follows crest etiquette almost perfectly.

    Generally I think it shows that American fandom doesn’t identify with crests. They identify with mascots, initials, or name logos.

    Also shoutout to OC SC. The colors are questionable but the crest is simple, symmetrical, true to its city, and doesn’t use the borrowed phrase of FC that sadly a lot of teams are using.
     
  17. xbhaskarx

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  18. xbhaskarx

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    Feb 13, 2010
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
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    This looks like they should be the Columbus Crew's USL afffiliate...
    The PDL team has a more fitting name/crest
     
  19. xbhaskarx

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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    #19 xbhaskarx, Oct 9, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018
    The "explanation" is laughable nonsense
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    Improved version that they will definitely not use

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  20. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love Mike Pendleton's tweet. I get that the zia was repped, but without looking at the team's design manual, I wouldn't have picked up on where/how. Now I understand, but it's not enough. I like the zia around the 18, and, as I was saying to myself, the crest needed red on it. I do hope they do at least an alternate kit with their flag colors on it, because that's a pretty big part of the state brand.

    I need to fly out the door, but if somebody doesn't beat me to it (and I invite you to if you want), I'll discuss the San Diego situation, which I find a bit confusing these days. That's my neck of the woods.
     
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  21. xbhaskarx

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  22. aetraxx7

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  23. xbhaskarx

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  24. xbhaskarx

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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States


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  25. Salmos

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
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    Pachuca CF
    #25 Salmos, Oct 29, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2018
    Their current crest is hideous IMO. That being said, this designer basically ripped off the West Ham crest. In regard to the original, I've always seen the mix of red, blue, and gray as a complete eyesore. If they used the colors from the flag of Chicago it would improve the current logo instantly.

    Very cheap, very fast color fill in of what that would look like:

    https://imgur.com/fOeoBSB

    EDIT - Colors work better this way actually:

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