Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Team by Any Other Name...

Philadelphia's 2010 MLS expansion franchise is taking votes on its future name, and the choices are quite underwhelming:
  • AC Philadelphia
  • SC Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City
  • Philadelphia Union

Bleck. If you look slightly closer at the choices, they translate as:

  • Italian-sounding europoser name
  • Sort of American-sounding europoser name
  • British-sounding europoser name
  • Somewhat interesting American sports name

You're telling me that there aren't three other names with an actual tie to Philadelphia they could substitute for all the europoser names? I'd rather they recycle the Philadelphia Atoms name from the NASL than see any of these used.

Oh well. At least it's not Real Salt Lake.

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