hasn't anyone seen what European teams are named? Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Real Madrid, AC Milan.
Arsenal and Juventus are outlier names. Most are named after the cities or borroughs. Then the nicknames are added by the fans.
Seattle FC, nickname "The Sonics".
The "God, how I wish I were European so I could make some fucking money playing this sports."
The Seattle Footballs.
Isn't it obvious? The Hipsters.
The Seattle Thighmasters.
As I sit here with my coffee, I think "The Seattle Buzzing Beans" sounds good to me.
The Seattle Queens
I still stand by my submission of "Bloodthirsty tri-headed unicorns of Valhalla"
The I-5'n White Guys.
Puppets of FEAR.
The Seattle Holy Crap Soccer Players Are Hot.
Am I the only person to remember The Tacoma Stars??
Yeah, yeah Tacoma is sooooo ooooo oooooo different from Seattle, we can't name our team The Seattle Stars because that would mean dirty Tacoma trash would think they could come to Seattle.
I suggest The Seattle Stars so there can be some fucking continuity with Washington Soccer teams.
Green River Killers
In the spirit of MLS swiping European club names for effect (DC United, Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas)... just call them Seattle Rovers.
Tacoma trash should stay in Tacoma, Dee. If they want to watch soccer, they can watch The Big Green.
I'm going to suggest a name that will surprise you with it's originality and germane qualities.
Now, can we rename the Sonics to OK! Go! already and kick them out the door?
The Empty STANDERS
I'm going to second the suggestion from #14
Not descriptive or inclusive enough. A good start would be "Chief Sealth, Emerald, Rat, Latte, Literary, Cancer Treatment, and Jet City Goal Makers and Preventers of Reciprocal Goals."
There are no sports teams with names like that. We would be the very first.
Come on, Green River Killers is brilliant.
We can honor our cultural icons and call the team the Seattle Shotguns. Either that or the Prayer Warriors.
The Dirty Jews.
Yes, Green River Killers FTW.
For once I agree with Will. They've already got a name, Sounders.
American soccer teams with "euro" names make me want to rape and pillage. Your average Brit can and does spend a full five minutes turning over "Real Salt Lake" on his tongue in wonder and contempt. "Dynamo Houston" is almost as bad. They're not "United" anything, and they're not "Rovers" or "Wanderers" either.Technically they're not an FC.
I would accept a regional name, like Seattle Sodo (a la Paris Saint Germain, or Crystal Palace, also commemorating a demolished building). How about Seattle Royal Brougham?
I rescind my above submission, and request the team be named the "Phallic Geoduck Warblers"
The Seattle Arsenal sounds pretty good to me.
Or, how about the Wapatoes?
The Brazen Hussies
The Weyerhauser (tm) Lumberjacks
Paul Allen Agonistes
Miss Lulu Regrets
The Morning After
I must say, Green River Killers is great.
Green River Killers. I volunteer to wear the Gary Ridgeway mascot costume and get chased around the field by Dave Reichert. He'll need something to do after he loses the next election, right?
Seattle's Little Urban Team
What's with "Green River Killers"? Did I miss something?
-The Suicide kings
-The Snake goats
-Nickel's Posse of Rain Dawgs with lobster claws and T. Rex breath!
I liked "the Seattle Footballers".
One more: Patches Pals.
I don't see why they can't still be the Sounders. The name has history, refers to something unambiguously local, and is alliterative.
Seattle Salmonbellies (OK, so it's already taken)
Seattle Salish (for the inevitable Native American angle)
Seattle Sucks (describing the team's performance and the average residents attitude about their city)
Seattle Storm (since we're probably losing the current team)
Seattle Software Developers
Seattle SLUT (sponsored by the streetcar)
Seattle Soccer (for the overly literal)
Seattle Strikers (combines relevant sports terminology with local labor history)
Here art thou, Mike in Mo:
Seattle Suicides or The Seattle Reign?
I've been very excited about this announcement, but I was hoping they'd stick with Sounders.
I thought Colorado was going to take the Arsenal name. Their stadium is built on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, after all, and they've got some nonsense partnership with the actual Arsenal.
How about IF Seattle? Make it kind of Scandinavian...
The problem with Sounders is that, at least for now, that name is taken. No decision has been announced on their future; it's possible they could stay in business but move elsewhere in the area (the Kitsap has been mentioned).
"The Seattle Holy Crap Soccer Players Are Hot."
The Pitbulls! Why didn't I think of that?!?!
Also, thanks for the The Green River Killer link. Wow, y'all are twisted.
We should name a team after Seattle's true pro spirit.
Not that you guys have any lack of inspiration, but I thought this was neat:
"The Green River Killers" is so great! My suggestion is sans irony and pales by comparison:
Elliot Bay Roughs
I like the idea best of keeping SOUNDERS.
Though, SeMe, Gabachos is good. Would immediately increase Latino attendence.
Dollars to doughnuts, though, they go conservative rah-rah and select...
What does it mean? It means *everything*!
Sega Sonic Hedgehog
I want their name to be the Sounders. :( I watched them in the Kingdome in the 70s! Remember when Pele came to town to play a game?
I am guessing the Portland Timbers fans don't want the Seattle MLS team named the Sounders, it's against their religion to root for a team named the Sounders. Bah.
Seattle Inevitable Quakes
(I really like that last one).
Maybe Kickers instead of Strikers? Then they could be a lower-division German team.
When I hear the name Sounders, I automatically get a negative association with the act of Sounding.
Look it up on xtube.
Seattle Passive Agressives
Seattle Salmon Slingers
Well, given the usual above, I've actually got a name that represents the community perfectly: the Seattle Ambivalence.
Seriously, Sounders is the way to go. Moving all that great, if relatively little known, history of the past and current team to Kitsap sounds like something only a cock would do.
Most of us want them to be the Seattle Sounders, actually.
Seattle Dark Cloud of Death
Seattle Sonics - Football Titans of the World (Sonics FTW for short)
Seattle Subcultures. "Joe" would be the mascot
Seattle Portable Meth Labs
SC Seattle Sounders!
(SC= Soccer Club)
You guys are all close...The Oklahoma City Sounders.
No, that's the OK Go! Sonics!
The Ballard Ball-Kickers
Seattle Silent Seethers
Seattle Blue Screens
Seattle Mascots Which Are Not In Any Way Evocative of Ethnic Stereotypes
The Seattle Freeze.
The Seattle Salmon, with colors pink and silver.
4 League Championships, and a ton of history connected to that name.
How about the Seattle Savages? Their nickname could be "The Dan's."
This sums up what is wrong with football (soccer) in America! All this razzmatazz nonsense! Just call it Seattle! Why jazz it up with a corny sounding name that sounds silly! This kind of influence on the game is what is starting to ruin it in England with the focus on momey and not the fans.
@76: Seattle sports teams, like pretty much all American sports teams, have names and mascots. That's just what we do. It's our thing, kay? Don't be hatin' just because we've got our own style, man.
The "Black Glasses"
The "Muffin Tops"
Greg nobody is hating your style my friend! I just think plain old Seattle FC or SC as you like to call it Soccer would set a trend Stateside! It's like us calling our teams Liverpool Lions or Manchester United Mohawks! Just a bit daft in my opinion!
I've gotta say.. we should definitely set the trend by going with SC SEATTLE instead of FC SEATTLE. This is america, we already have an FC SEATTLE, but they wear helmets and are known as the seahawks.
I like the "Green river killers"
Seattle murderous rampage?
Seattle Grind (come out to the AIC song as well)
Seattle serial killers?
I think that the "Seattle Birkenstocks with Socks" sounds nice.
Seattle REI shoppers
The Green Manlishi's
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