Set the Name: MLS Philly

Set the Name: MLS Philly

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 22, 2008
  • 16 Comments

Now that we all know that Philadelphia will be named the MLS’s 16 club, its time to start figuring out what to call them. With the 15th club set to reveal its name in the next couple of weeks up in Seattle (word has it they want to be called Emerald City Greens or something like that), I figure it is as good of a time as any to figure out Philly’s name.

Their lead support group the Sons of Ben have already nailed down a couple names that they want. Either Philadelphia Athletics or Philadelphia Independence (I believe that was the second name they mentioned).

Honestly I am fine with either name. Though I did think something like ‘Old City FC’ or ‘Athletico Philadelphia’ or ‘AC Philadephia’.

Any of those three sound fine to me. Philly sure has a few better names floating around than Seattle does at the moment. I still like Emerald City FC for their name but they need to take out the Greens.

What are your naming ideas for Philly? Let’s hear them.

  • Steve

    I like Philadelphia Athletic, with no 's' on the end. I think Philadelphia Independence is a good name too, but we do already have the Revolution. Of the three you mentioned I like AC Philadelphia the best.

  • Sam

    I like Philly United. But, after hearing Philadelphia Athletic, I wouldn't mind that either. Philly FC is just a tongue-twister, and let's not have any "Americanized" names like the Liberty or CONSTRUCTION?? (I saw it on Ives, i think).

  • Curious

    "Athletic SoBs" has a certain ring to it.

  • I like Philadelphia Athletic, with no ‘s’ on the end. I think Philadelphia Independence is a good name too, but we do already have the Revolution. Of the three you mentioned I like AC Philadelphia the best.

  • Jason KL

    To keep somewhat on the Philly sports teams theme (Phillies, Phantoms, Phanatic), I've never seen the following mentioned at all, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was chosen: Philadelphia PC (Philadelphia Phootball Club)

  • Sam

    I like Philly United. But, after hearing Philadelphia Athletic, I wouldn’t mind that either. Philly FC is just a tongue-twister, and let’s not have any “Americanized” names like the Liberty or CONSTRUCTION?? (I saw it on Ives, i think).

  • Curious

    “Athletic SoBs” has a certain ring to it.

  • Jason KL

    To keep somewhat on the Philly sports teams theme (Phillies, Phantoms, Phanatic), I’ve never seen the following mentioned at all, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was chosen: Philadelphia PC (Philadelphia Phootball Club)

  • Tim K

    Im a fan of Philadelphia Athletic or AC Philadelphia but whats wrong with Philadelphia 1776! I like that the best out of all of them! <br />
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    I am actually a fan of the Emerald City FC but I like the Greens as their nick name. Its like the blues and the Reds. As long as u keep the greens as the nick name it will be sweet. Im just glad we got the color green in the MLS now!

  • Tim K

    Im a fan of Philadelphia Athletic or AC Philadelphia but whats wrong with Philadelphia 1776! I like that the best out of all of them!

    I am actually a fan of the Emerald City FC but I like the Greens as their nick name. Its like the blues and the Reds. As long as u keep the greens as the nick name it will be sweet. Im just glad we got the color green in the MLS now!

  • Jon M

    A few I thought of when I first heard about this last week:<br />
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    Philadelphia Founders<br />
    Philadelphia Blacksmiths (Back to the city's industrial days)<br />
    Philadelphia 1776 (Also mentioned above; though I wonder how the 76'ers would feel about it?)<br />
    And for fun- since we are Philly after all… Instead of Philadelphia FC…<br />
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    Philadelphia FU

  • Jon M

    A few I thought of when I first heard about this last week:

    Philadelphia Founders
    Philadelphia Blacksmiths (Back to the city’s industrial days)
    Philadelphia 1776 (Also mentioned above; though I wonder how the 76’ers would feel about it?)
    And for fun- since we are Philly after all… Instead of Philadelphia FC…

    Philadelphia FU

  • Sciroccer

    I believe that the MLS should really support the worldwide traditons. Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, DC United those are great! Crew, Crapids, Galaxy, Rev's,and Fire are to NFL/NHL sounding. So Philadelphia Atethlics, AC Philadelphia, those are great idea's. 1776 is cool, but it is to close to the 76ers. I wish Houston would have stuck with Houston 1846. So how about this- Seattle (yr founded?), and in keeping with the patriotic/historical city Philly Arsenal? Well, maybe not. But I hope both teams really consider it as a world sport, and stay with the more traditional style of soccer names. Would you all agree?

  • Sciroccer

    I believe that the MLS should really support the worldwide traditons. Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, DC United those are great! Crew, Crapids, Galaxy, Rev’s,and Fire are to NFL/NHL sounding. So Philadelphia Atethlics, AC Philadelphia, those are great idea’s. 1776 is cool, but it is to close to the 76ers. I wish Houston would have stuck with Houston 1846. So how about this- Seattle (yr founded?), and in keeping with the patriotic/historical city Philly Arsenal? Well, maybe not. But I hope both teams really consider it as a world sport, and stay with the more traditional style of soccer names. Would you all agree?

  • Steve-O

    I think the Philadelphia Liberty would be a good name. Even the Philadelphia Sons of Ben would be something different. (the Philadelphia SOBs)<br />
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    Does anyone know of a site to submit name ideas?

  • Steve-O

    I think the Philadelphia Liberty would be a good name. Even the Philadelphia Sons of Ben would be something different. (the Philadelphia SOBs)

    Does anyone know of a site to submit name ideas?