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Jack
05-21-2008, 10:51 AM
Seriously. Montreal and Vancouver's logos look so cheap and lame compared to ours.

Pigfynn
05-21-2008, 10:59 AM
Ya...why, in north america do they always have to incorporate an actual soccer ball into the logo?

Jack
05-21-2008, 11:01 AM
I guess it's so people won't forget the sport...

Nodoubtguy
05-21-2008, 11:03 AM
Do you think they would change the logo's if they step up to MLS??

Parkdale
05-21-2008, 11:05 AM
well we are blessed with one of the most classic looking crests around.
I think that if they took the ball out of the Impact logo, and used a more traditional font
then it could look just as classic and traditional as ours. After all, it's designed on the Fleur-de-Lis
which is about as traditional as a symbol can get.

Damien
05-21-2008, 11:06 AM
Technically, there's a soccer ball in ours, buts it not completely noticable.

ilikemusic
05-21-2008, 11:08 AM
Ya...why, in north america do they always have to incorporate an actual soccer ball into the logo?

The only thing that bothers me about Montreal and Vancouver's logo's is they do that slanty thing that every logo created in NA since 1980 apparently has to do by law.

As for the soccer balls thing...:icon_bs:

http://www.desktoprating.com/wallpapers/sports-wallpapers-pictures/manchester-united-wallpaper-800x600.jpg

http://blog.euskaletxeak.org/txoko/fcb.gif

OneLoveOneEric
05-21-2008, 11:09 AM
I love our crest.
I hate how the circle BMO logo is the same size and directly below it on our kits, though. Makes them look really amateur.

flatpicker
05-21-2008, 11:12 AM
I think Montreal at least could have done a lot better with their design. They already have the Fleur de Lis which would have been easy to incorporate into a classy shield. Ah well, maybe when the get into MLS they will modify it.

Padre
05-21-2008, 11:13 AM
a football is not entirely a bad things. I believe Birmingham has the old-school sewn footballs on their logo, though I dislike the use of the more modern football in a logo. It's almost like its there for people to say "ohhh, a soccer team"

Logos become timeless and epic b/c of their authenticity and uniqueness. They stick out and become stuck in your mind:

http://static.flickr.com/6/75852305_d476465c2a.jpg

http://campussqueeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/seminoleslogo.gif

http://www.victorystore.com/NFL_Products/images/Raiders-logo.jpg

Pigfynn
05-21-2008, 11:17 AM
I should have been more clear....cheesy 1970's black and white soccer ball...that makes them look like a rec soccer logo.

Dead A Red
05-21-2008, 11:17 AM
I think the football in the logo is fine but the crappy fonts and the way they try to make it look xtreme is just plain wrong.

flatpicker
05-21-2008, 11:21 AM
I think the football in the logo is fine but the crappy fonts and the way they try to make it look xtreme is just plain wrong.


Teams of all sports around North America have been going for the "xtreme" look over the past few years. It's freakin crap. NHL was really guilty of it though they are getting a little better. Most of the best logos and jerseys around the world belong to the oldest clubs. In hockey, just look at Detroit, NY, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto and Boston. Clean, bold, classy.
Anyways... back to soccer.

Padre
05-21-2008, 11:26 AM
i concur:

now onto the greatest logo in all of Serie A LOL..and its for a firm!

http://www.magico-parma.com/LogoBoys.gif

Flipityflu
05-21-2008, 11:28 AM
well, its typical for north american sport teams to have that sort of logo. thankfully, TFC went for the traditionally coat of arms look of Europe.

Wagner
05-21-2008, 11:29 AM
http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/24/201/full/5355.gif

http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/24/204/full/5253.gif

http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/8/104/full/1494.gif

TFC Tifoso
05-21-2008, 11:35 AM
Seriously. Montreal and Vancouver's logos look so cheap and lame compared to ours.

That's coz we big time! :D

Lucky Strike
05-21-2008, 11:35 AM
The worse for the MLS is definitely the Crew. Three douchebags wearing bowler hats trying to look intimidating/tough. Does Oddjob play for them? End rant here.

But in regards to Vancouver and Montreal, yes the soccer ball bothers me and makes it look cheap. Others brought up Barcelona and Manchester United as others who have a soccer ball, but if you notice, the difference is that it's not the "standard white with black octogons (or whatever shape it is)" ball. THAT is the part that looks cheap on the Montreal and Vancouver crests.

rocker
05-21-2008, 11:39 AM
I remember when I first saw the TFC logo on TV -- the first game of the first season, and Sportsnet's broadcast started and the TFC logo rolled onto the screen... took my breath away. Really classy.

RealG-TFC
05-21-2008, 11:44 AM
Why do people even use the term "bush league" in the first place. It sounds as unoffensive as calling some1 a tool.

invictusTFC
05-21-2008, 12:01 PM
I don't mind Montreal's logo all that much. Definitely not as good or "classic" as ours. The Whitecaps logo is pure shite. When all is said and done,TFC has the best logo in the MLS followed by Chicago and DCU respectively. Chivas has a nice logo but it belongs to the original Chivas, so I refuse to include it. The Crew has by far the worse logo in the league. It might as well have been the logo for Chipendales or the Village People (GAY to say the least). KC's logo is pretty bad too. They didn't pay their design team for originality thats for sure...

Parkdale
05-21-2008, 12:07 PM
I remember when I first saw the TFC logo on TV -- the first game of the first season, and Sportsnet's broadcast started and the TFC logo rolled onto the screen... took my breath away. Really classy.

I was at the logo unveiling ceremony down at the Ricoh Center. There was a big screen covering the logo (and name) and I had my fingers crossed that they wouldn't be calling us something stupid. The MLSE are the same people who called our team 'The Raptors' shorty after Jurrasic Park came out, so I was worried we were going to be call 'Toronto - Mission Impossible 3' or something equally stupid.

They dropped the banner overing the logo, and some tiny fireworks went off, and before me was the name TORONTO FC and the crest. I was immediately impressed, and confident that the team would be a success.

cmonureds
05-21-2008, 12:17 PM
I was at the logo unveiling ceremony down at the Ricoh Center. There was a big screen covering the logo (and name) and I had my fingers crossed that they wouldn't be calling us something stupid. The MLSE are the same people who called our team 'The Raptors' shorty after Jurrasic Park came out, so I was worried we were going to be call 'Toronto - Mission Impossible 3' or something equally stupid.

They dropped the banner overing the logo, and some tiny fireworks went off, and before me was the name TORONTO FC and the crest. I was immediately impressed, and confident that the team would be a success.


I dunno, I might have ponied up for the Toronto Mighty Ducks.... :)..

Irony and a healhty sense of self-deprecation would have had to play a major role in my support, tho. Thank YOU, MLSE, for not going there

Jack
05-21-2008, 04:11 PM
Why do people even use the term "bush league" in the first place. It sounds as unoffensive as calling some1 a tool.

It's an expression.
I guess next time I should put:
Don't you think these cunts' logos look like a giant, open, pus-filled vagina sore?
:D

BeachRed
05-21-2008, 04:38 PM
The MLSE are the same people who called our team 'The Raptors' shorty after Jurrasic Park came out, so I was worried we were going to be call 'Toronto - Mission Impossible 3' or something equally stupid.

Yeah, not even Mission Impossible 2 - but MLSE didn't own the Raptors when they joined the league and got their name - remember John Bitove? And, I'm pretty sure they were going to name the team the Huskies but the NBA said the logo was too close to the Timberwolves.

NateDoGG
05-21-2008, 05:48 PM
i dont think their logos look bad...
they are a lower divison clubs

Angelo1405
05-21-2008, 06:01 PM
i really hate the sounders logo. and basically every usl logo. its so 70's (no offence, good music) and very basic. i think The mls logo needs a new one. i mean, how lamer can you get, with this. no ones gonna take us seriously !!
http://www.unc.edu/~fallert/Images/MLSLogo.jpg

footyfan
05-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Seriously. Montreal and Vancouver's logos look so cheap and lame compared to ours.


They are in the USL with a team called....

http://www.20toephoto.com/Rhinos%20logo%20for%20web.jpg

So WTF do you expect?
:canada:

footyfan
05-21-2008, 06:07 PM
i really hate the sounders logo. and basically every usl logo. its so 70's (no offence, good music) and very basic. i think The mls logo needs a new one. i mean, how lamer can you get, with this. no ones gonna take us seriously !!
http://www.unc.edu/%7Efallert/Images/MLSLogo.jpg

There's nothing wrong with the MLS logo....

look at your other friends to the south's logo...
http://www.goal.com/images/23771_news.jpg
Mexico's Premier League has a "Nothing says 80s like this" logo.

A league which is highly credible and taken very serious.

RealG-TFC
05-21-2008, 06:12 PM
BTW MTL and VanCity's logo's are fine.

footyfan
05-21-2008, 06:16 PM
Do you think they would change the logo's if they step up to MLS??


Seattle did so I do not see why not.

footyfan
05-21-2008, 06:20 PM
Technically, there's a soccer ball in ours, buts it not completely noticable.

Ours as well...

http://dcist.com/attachments/dcist_mattbourque/DC_United_Logo.gif

Though I prefer our old "nazi" logo which contained not one but THREE balls.. and there is a movement to bring it back.

http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/9/325/full/1551.gif

footyfan
05-21-2008, 06:26 PM
I don't mind Montreal's logo all that much. Definitely not as good or "classic" as ours. The Whitecaps logo is pure shite. When all is said and done,TFC has the best logo in the MLS followed by Chicago and DCU respectively. Chivas has a nice logo but it belongs to the original Chivas, so I refuse to include it. The Crew has by far the worse logo in the league. It might as well have been the logo for Chipendales or the Village People (GAY to say the least). KC's logo is pretty bad too. They didn't pay their design team for originality thats for sure...

KCs logo is an interim one between their old Rainbow logo and whatever they will be renamed/rebranded when they move into their new stadium.

Keystone FC
05-21-2008, 09:09 PM
They are in the USL with a team called....

http://www.20toephoto.com/Rhinos%20logo%20for%20web.jpg

So WTF do you expect?
:canada:

They changed their logo.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/31/Rr_logo.JPG
I actually like the original better.

Whoop
05-22-2008, 12:54 AM
Ours as well...

http://dcist.com/attachments/dcist_mattbourque/DC_United_Logo.gif

Though I prefer our old "nazi" logo which contained not one but THREE balls.. and there is a movement to bring it back.

http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/9/325/full/1551.gif

Why would you want to bring the "nazi" logo back? I mean being a history grad, that's the first thing I see when I see this logo.

TFC Via Buffalo
05-22-2008, 01:05 AM
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bp3.blogger.com/_ziAw_Xdx3Uc/RhXBULXIemI/AAAAAAAAAMg/WrVp4WB3FD4/s200/wiz.jpg&imgrefurl=http://thatsonpoint.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_thatsonpoint_archive.html&h=150&w=174&sz=10&hl=en&start=17&um=1&tbnid=tE6l2Nw-FN_YdM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=100&prev=/images%3Fq%3DKansas%2BCity%2BWizards%26um%3D1%26hl %3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DNhttp://home.kc.rr.com/starrpower/sports/wizards.gif

Yuck.

Cashcleaner
05-22-2008, 01:12 AM
I see nothing all that bad with the Whitecaps and Impact logos. I'd take their crests over the Wizards, Earthquakes, Crew, or Revs anyday of the week.

ExiledRed
05-22-2008, 01:24 AM
Logos become timeless and epic b/c of their authenticity and uniqueness. They stick out and become stuck in your mind:


http://www.victorystore.com/NFL_Products/images/Raiders-logo.jpg

Fail to see what's 'epic' about a one eyed guy, with a 'I just did your sister' smirk on his face despite the fact that he's been stabbed in the head twice.

I mean what is he? a ww2 fighter pilot with no depth perception?

Padre
05-22-2008, 08:03 AM
compare that logo to every other NFL one and you begin to see it...no one really wore that much black till oakland did, and the logo itself became associated w/ that...but thats just my opinion....you gotta admit that "i just did your sister" smirk does something to catch your eye ;)

SilverSamurai
05-22-2008, 08:08 AM
:yikes::yesnod:
Fail to see what's 'epic' about a one eyed guy, with a 'I just did your sister' smirk on his face despite the fact that he's been stabbed in the head twice.

I mean what is he? a ww2 fighter pilot with no depth perception?