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    Default MLSR - Philly name?

    I guess I'll start the thread the way all MLSR threads should be started:

    I know its only MLSR, but maybe this could be true?

    Its some pretty decent sleuthing, but until its confirmed by MLS themselves, we cant really be sure.

    MLSR is reporting that the team name will be AC Philadelphia. If thats true, I think its a pretty good name, classic yet still original in MLS terms Hopefully they'll actually put the A in AC to the test and branch out into other sports like an athletic club is supposed to.

    http://www.mls-rumors.net/2009/03/ex...phia-most.html

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    good name

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    why not a proper MLS name?

    like Philidelphia Tornadoes?

    :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooker View Post
    why not a proper MLS name?

    like Philidelphia Tornadoes?

    :P
    Oooo this has a nice ring to it. AC Philly is good, I'd have preferred Union but its their fans choice I guess.

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    one of the comments on MLSR, the AC/DC derby, sounds cool

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    Alternating Current Philidelphia? I guess that makes sense if the league is willing to accept the ridiculous name of Direct Current United

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    What does AC stand for?

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    Associazione Calcio? Not in Philly...

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    Not bad, though AFC Philadelphia might be slightly more appropriate.

    Alternating current...nice

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    AC = Athletic Club.

    My personal favourite way back when was Independence FC, AC Philly was a close second.

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    Liked Union but as long as they're not named after fictional magic people or natural disasters, it's a success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
    AC = Athletic Club.

    My personal favourite way back when was Independence FC, AC Philly was a close second.
    But...they aren't an athletic club...

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    soccer is pretty athletic... and they are a club (just like we have Toronto Football Club)

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    No, AC Philadelphia is NOT a good name.

    Athletic Club Philadephia? C'mon guys, we all know its another attempt at riding the coattails of another world-renown club. Don't give me this bullshit of Athletic Club when you really know your copying "Associazione Calcio" because its an already established identity.

    Listen, in Philadelphia they predominatly speak English. And when you speak English, you have to use English grammer.

    Athletic Club Philadephia makes no sense. It just doesn't. Sure, we know what they're trying to say, but it doesn't work. Now if you call the team Philadelphia Athletic Club or Philadelphia Association Football Club that would make sense. And on top of that, its ORIGINAL.
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    I agree with you Cash, I think it is silly... AC also implies (at least to me) that there is some history of development before fielding a pro team which does not apply in this case. I was kinda hoping for Quaker City FC... because then we could have a nice TIFO of the dude from the Oatmeal box.

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    I think at one time one of the proposed names WAS Philadelphia Athletic. I think the issue was that the Oakland Athletics owned that name. I think -- so that knocked it out.

    AC Philly is close to the same idea, and yes it does ride on Milan's name...but well, Independence FC is just lame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashcleaner View Post
    Listen, in Philadelphia they predominatly speak English. .
    But with a heavy Italian population, second largest besides New York.
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    cash, the name has Philidelphia in it to begin with.

    no matter what they call it, it's still gonna be garbage. AC or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashcleaner View Post
    No, AC Philadelphia is NOT a good name.

    Athletic Club Philadephia? C'mon guys, we all know its another attempt at riding the coattails of another world-renown club. Don't give me this bullshit of Athletic Club when you really know your copying "Associazione Calcio" because its an already established identity.

    Listen, in Philadelphia they predominatly speak English. And when you speak English, you have to use English grammer.

    Athletic Club Philadephia makes no sense. It just doesn't. Sure, we know what they're trying to say, but it doesn't work. Now if you call the team Philadelphia Athletic Club or Philadelphia Association Football Club that would make sense. And on top of that, its ORIGINAL.
    It could have been worse:

    Sporting Club Philadelphia
    Racing Club Philadelphia
    Philly DeDe
    Phiddle Sticks
    Philler Up
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    The Philadelphia Story



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    It may be riding the coattails of Italian clubs but at least the name "Athletic Club" Philly makes some sense, far more then "Real" Salt Lake

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewski View Post
    It may be riding the coattails of Italian clubs but at least the name "Athletic Club" Philly makes some sense, far more then "Real" Salt Lake
    Or Real de Banjul!

    How about the Atoms FC?

    http://www.jamiepeck.com/atoms/index.htm
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    So when Philly plays DC United it'll be AC/DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keystone FC View Post
    It could have been worse:

    Sporting Club Philadelphia
    Racing Club Philadelphia
    Philly DeDe
    Phiddle Sticks
    Philler Up
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    The Philadelphia Story


    have you seen the episode with the Euro Roommate??
    or the one about the small budget Play?
    Goddamn that show is funny.

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    Something along the lines of
    Philadelphia Constitution
    Philadelphia Rebels
    Philadelphia 1776

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luanda View Post
    Something along the lines of
    Philadelphia Constitution
    Philadelphia Rebels
    Philadelphia 1776
    Nice, but too much like the "New England Revolution" IMO.

    Of course, maybe "AC Philidelphia" stands for "American Constitution Philadelphia."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keystone FC View Post
    It could have been worse:

    Sporting Club Philadelphia
    Racing Club Philadelphia
    Philly DeDe
    Phiddle Sticks
    Philler Up
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    The Philadelphia Story


    You forgot Philadelphia Freedom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedchinaman View Post
    But with a heavy Italian population, second largest besides New York.
    I didn't know that.

    I would have thought Chicago was 2nd after NY.

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    Philadelphia Freedom Fries

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    it's crap. it's the same idea that they ran by us (Inter Toronto) that was flat-out rejected. Too much of this association with big Euro clubs in order to generate early interest. I'm surprised the Sons of Ben allowed this to happen.
    a ha ha heh he hoo.. ha

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    I know the name but I'm not saying... but here's a preview of their logo:


 

 

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