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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #1
Thursday June 25, 2015 8:18pm

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The new name is Atlanta United FC

http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/06/25/at...

I could get used to AUFC

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #2
Thursday June 25, 2015 8:20pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Phonetically, AUFC looks a bit like "Aw F*ck"

blaise213
Post #3
Thursday June 25, 2015 9:19pm

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WTF ? another united name..... Stupid

The only united name that would make sense is if San Francisco got a team and named it "Bay Area United"

MLS is getting Lamer for real !

Why couldn't they just find another bird name?

skangles
DC
Post #4
Thursday June 25, 2015 9:37pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from blaise213

WTF ? another united name..... Stupid

The only united name that would make sense is if San Francisco got a team and named it "Bay Area United"

MLS is getting Lamer for real !

Why couldn't they just find another bird name?




I agree with you. I hear the Thrashers name is available.

Minnesota United works because of the Twin Cities.

I guess Atlanta United is better than Real Salt Lake or the Houston Dynamo.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #5
Thursday June 25, 2015 9:55pm

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Total Posts: 1,322
I'm also not a fan of the "city" New York City, Orlando City, etc. New York City does make some sense.
But if there is only 1 team in a particular city. There is no reason to add anything on to it.
United, City, Real, etc. (which rules out pretty much every MLS team except the New York teams).
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snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #6
Thursday June 25, 2015 10:25pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 884
Original post from USAGunner

I'm also not a fan of the "city" New York City, Orlando City, etc. New York City does make some sense.
But if there is only 1 team in a particular city. There is no reason to add anything on to it.
United, City, Real, etc. (which rules out pretty much every MLS team except the New York teams).


Well Manchester City backs NYCFC. So there's that.
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Mojofc
Post #7
Friday June 26, 2015 1:10am

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Personally think all the City Animal names are cheesy as can be.

I'd rather see teams go with United or just simply Atlanta FC for example.

Atlanta Thrashers FC, the 'Galaxy'... Just screens MLS to me. I'm glad atlanta has kept it simple, but would have preferred simply AFC.
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cleancutimage
Post #8
Friday June 26, 2015 3:07am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,297
The name is not bad nor good. I am more concerned with them being another team playing in an NFL stadium on field turf. That is the one knock about Seattle, that they play on field turf. Hopefully, it is temporary.

MSantoine
Post #9
Friday June 26, 2015 11:44am

Joined Nov 2012
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I agree with the thought of keeping it simple. I like either Atlanta FC, Atlanta United, Altanta SC, Atlanta City (obviously not Atlanta City but some areas it would work). Then teams go by there fan given nicknames (see magpies, citizens, cottagers, etc)

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #10
Friday June 26, 2015 1:46pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,322
All teams have those nicknames. It's not an MLS thing. Us American's just happen to use those nicknames more than more countries.

Arsenal Gunners
Tottenham HotSpurs
Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United Magpies
Wolverhampton Wolves
Bolton Wanderers
Everton Toffies
Stoke City Potters
Manchester United Red Devils
West Ham United Hammers
Fulham Cottagers
Southampton Saints
Hull City Tigers
and more

Some of them even go by their nicknames like the MLS teams do. (Arsenal, Tottenham, Blackburn, Wolverhampton, Bolton).
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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #11
Tuesday September 27, 2016 6:25pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,094
Tata Martino hired as the first manager of AUFC.

I think it's a good hire. A good coach for opening in March.

Rey Regicide
Post #12
Tuesday September 27, 2016 6:59pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Original post from USAGunner

All teams have those nicknames. It's not an MLS thing. Us American's just happen to use those nicknames more than more countries.

Arsenal Gunners
Tottenham HotSpurs
Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United Magpies
Wolverhampton Wolves
Bolton Wanderers
Everton Toffies
Stoke City Potters
Manchester United Red Devils
West Ham United Hammers
Fulham Cottagers
Southampton Saints
Hull City Tigers
and more

Some of them even go by their nicknames like the MLS teams do. (Arsenal, Tottenham, Blackburn, Wolverhampton, Bolton).


Is there even a team in the USA that does Arsenal? We never even hear of the Woolwich. Honestly, is there a team in sports that goes without a city in it's name?

Rey Regicide
Post #13
Tuesday September 27, 2016 7:00pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
ok crystal palace, is another, named after another building.

cleancutimage
Post #14
Tuesday September 27, 2016 7:17pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,297
Original post from USAGunner

All teams have those nicknames. It's not an MLS thing. Us American's just happen to use those nicknames more than more countries.

Arsenal Gunners
Tottenham HotSpurs
Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United Magpies
Wolverhampton Wolves
Bolton Wanderers
Everton Toffies
Stoke City Potters
Manchester United Red Devils
West Ham United Hammers
Fulham Cottagers
Southampton Saints
Hull City Tigers
and more

Some of them even go by their nicknames like the MLS teams do. (Arsenal, Tottenham, Blackburn, Wolverhampton, Bolton).


Most of those nicknames are not official names. Arsenal is simply known as Arsenal Football Club, Newcastle United Football Club, Everton Football Club, Manchester United FC and so on. Seattle Seahawks are not just Seattle American Football Club. San Antonio Spurs is not just San Antonio Basketball Club, so it is more of a team name than nickname is American sports. But I get your point.

Rey Regicide
Post #15
Tuesday September 27, 2016 7:25pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
I think the biggest difference is San Antonio can move from San Antonio and go to NJ and still be the spurs, meaning the club is with the big wigs and ties and suits. You can't do that with football, for some reason.

I mean, in theory it happened with Arsenal when they went from one neighborhood of London, but honestly, I feel that Arsenal has been institutionalized all over where it's not viewed as corporate.

Clubs are still clubs in Europe, for some reason we have franchises now in US sports. Clubs is like a nickname we give to these corporations.

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