- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 19, 2013
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- Features, MLS Expansion, Sacramento Expansion, USL-Pro Expansion
On Thursday evening following a match between the Sacramento All-Stars and the San Jose Earthquakes reserves, Sacramento Republic FC was unveiled, showing off the new name and logo for a team entering USL-Pro next season.
The logo features a star in the middle of a badge, which according to the club symbolizes the city’s stature as capital of California. The logo also features a bear on it, which is the official California state animal.
Overall the logo is pretty solid, the colors are good and the name isn’t half bad. I do wish the designers of the logo had switched the bear and star’s placement with one another. To me, at first glance this looks like a sherifs badge and not a soccer logo.
Republic FC will begin next season as just one of four teams west of the Mississippi River in USL Pro, along with fellow expansion side Oklahoma City FC, Phoenix FC, and the Los Angeles Blues.
The new club also has MLS hopes for their future. The group running the team is exploring the notion of building a stadium that would one day house a second team in Northern California. Check out a Q&A with MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott on that very subject as well.