Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Stupid MLS Wankers


Earlier this year Seattle was awarded a new MLS team to begin play in 2009. It was a team without a name until today. The stupid MLS wankers gave Seattle fans a choice of three names--Seattle FC, Seattle Alliance or Seattle Republic--three incredibly bland and/or dumb names.

I am incredibly loathe to admit this but thankfully Seattle-ites have some semblance of intelligence and managed to have a successful write-in campaign to name the club Seattle Sounders FC taking the name of the current USL and former NASL Seattle squads.



It's a name that reflects the region, preserves history and manages to incorporate a traditional soccer feel. It also allows me to continue to aim my hatred of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, although the stupid MLS wankers have not awarded Portland an MLS team. A city with a strong fan base, historical soccer cred, a healthy hispanic population and no summer competition for the sports viewing audience except an AAA baseball team. That makes too much sense.

4 comments:

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

As a Seattle resident who contributed a write-in for the Sounders name, I'm relieved that we avoided the disaster that any of those other names would have been...

ΓΌ75 said...

I would have written-in Seattle Revolution, just because.

The Fan's Attic said...

@strong: i am glad to hear you acted in the correct manner. now, i must direct my hatred towards your new team.

GS-1 said...

actually *bid* on a club in MLS to get one. Right now your owner is exploring that, but he has yet to put the money up to actually get 'chosen.' That's how it works: get the rich owners & a place to play (PGE is not an option as-is) and then get in line with St. Louis, Vancouver, Montreal and Miami, among others.