Philly Team Name Still In Talks

Philly Team Name Still In Talks

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 8, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • Philadelphia Union

As we all know the new MLS club in Philadelphia will more than likely be called Philadelphia Union but the Philadelphia Inquire posted something today that could mean the name is still up in the air.

A giant list was reduced to 135 choices, then to four announced finalists. Fans voted at Philly.com, the team pledging to abide by the results so long as the balloting was decisive.

The other finalists were Philadelphia SC, the initials standing for “Soccer Club;” Philadelphia AC, for “Athletic Club,” and Philadelphia City.

AC or SC could still be added to the name Union.

So maybe it will be Philadelphia Union AC or SC? Or as someone wrote to me recently it could end up as Union Philadelphia or Union Philadelphia SC? Honestly I kind of hope it just stays with Philadelphia Union, even with the initials being P.U. I don’t know but that is just me, the name has already started to grow on me and the logo is something that should not be messed with at this point.

What do you think? Add a SC or AC to the name or keep it Union?

  • seba

    in the most classic Valley Girl &quot;Clueless&quot; voice-<br />
    <br />
    &quot;Too many accessories clutter an outfit.&quot;<br />
    <br />
    or was that Shelley Duvall in Troop Beverly Hills? either way, <br />
    <br />
    Philladelphia Union SC/FC/AC? no need for the extra acronyms, are they actually going to be sponsoring other teams? The Sounders could almost be AC since they are co-owned by the Allen, who runs the Seahawks, and the Trailblazers, but with a name like Union you don't need the extra name.

  • Kevin

    I kind of like Union SC, but nothing else. Either leave it as Union (which is not my first choice in the first place, but they seem set on it), or annex an SC. Anything else seems too cluttered to me (as seba points out in a nice little homage to &quot;Clueless&quot;).

  • seba

    in the most classic Valley Girl “Clueless” voice-

    “Too many accessories clutter an outfit.”

    or was that Shelley Duvall in Troop Beverly Hills? either way,

    Philladelphia Union SC/FC/AC? no need for the extra acronyms, are they actually going to be sponsoring other teams? The Sounders could almost be AC since they are co-owned by the Allen, who runs the Seahawks, and the Trailblazers, but with a name like Union you don’t need the extra name.

  • Kevin

    I kind of like Union SC, but nothing else. Either leave it as Union (which is not my first choice in the first place, but they seem set on it), or annex an SC. Anything else seems too cluttered to me (as seba points out in a nice little homage to “Clueless”).