Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Adios Verdes

Cruz Azul's 6-0 thrashing of their opponents from Belize all-but eliminated one of my favorite team names from the 2008 CONCACAF Champions League: Hankook Verdes.

I understand the Verdes part (verde = green in Spanish - hence the uniforms,) but where did the Hankook part come from? Googling this was surprisingly unhelpful, although I did learn that they changed their name from Real Verdes Football Club in 2004*. Salt Lake, are you listening?

If anyone knows what inspired the Hankook part, leave me a comment!

*thanks Wikipedia

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