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Posted by kid icarus | April 7, 2008 12:27 PM

Wow. They caved.

Posted by Abby | April 7, 2008 12:31 PM

Yuck. Why FC? Why is that necessary? Is the ownership afraid that we'll confuse the team with the Seattle Sounders tennis club? Or is it just another case of Euro-envy?

Will the team (sorry, "club") be playing on Qwest Pitch?

Posted by joykiller | April 7, 2008 12:35 PM

@3 I'm not a big fan, but I think it's a "side". Guess we'll have to get educated if we want any cred at all.

Posted by Mike of Renton | April 7, 2008 12:42 PM


Posted by Postureduck | April 7, 2008 12:50 PM

Eh, I can live with that name.

Posted by Hernandez | April 7, 2008 12:57 PM

I'm surprised the Green River Killers didn't take the write-in vote.

Posted by Greg | April 7, 2008 1:01 PM

Yeah, it's Euro envy, or more accurately Anglo envy. But that's cool; most of the great sides worldwide were created that way. The club in Genova, Italia is called "Genoa"; the club by the Rio Plata is called "River Plate", and they play in the same league as "Arsenal" and "Newell's Old Boys".

At least they didn't name "Seattle Starbucks", like the New York Red Bulls. Though I hope they have some kind of garish cheeseball advertising on their shirts, like maybe a dodgy internet-gambling or porn site. Hey, Sextracker is local, right?

Posted by Fnarf | April 7, 2008 1:02 PM

Thank Christ. Those other names were lame-o.

Looking forward to some great footy! :-)

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | April 7, 2008 1:06 PM

It's only because I'm reading this on the Slog, rather than anywhere else, that my first thought turns to Savage Love columns on the practice of sounding.

Did nobody at the league office think about this? Am I the only one?

Posted by Christin | April 7, 2008 1:16 PM

Jesus, #10, we've all been trying hard NOT to think about sounding. Thanks for ruining our streak.

Posted by Greg | April 7, 2008 1:18 PM

Remember, if it's an FC, you can give it a nickname ... which means ...


Posted by Will in Seattle | April 7, 2008 1:26 PM

I like it better with the FC than without, for some reason. Just Seattle Sounders is very 1970s, but the FC classes it up a bit.

Green River Killers should be the/an ultras group.

Posted by Abby | April 7, 2008 1:34 PM

Sounders is a million times better than Alliance, or any of the other stupid choices.

I still think they should play their games in Memorial Stadium and call the team Lower Queen Arsenal.

Posted by Mahtli69 | April 7, 2008 1:42 PM

@10, ohmigod I obviously missed that column so I hopped over to Urban Dictionary to see what it means. Fuck, that's some seriously aargghhh, get the images out of my head. Now, please.

Posted by PopTart | April 7, 2008 2:00 PM

I'm just glad I don't have to root for the first sports team named after something from Star Wars. (Would they have had a Squatch-like mascot named Chewy?)

Posted by Eric F | April 7, 2008 2:08 PM

FC = For Christ?

Posted by w7ngman | April 7, 2008 2:21 PM

would have preferred star wars of course, but this will do nicely.

Posted by Cale | April 7, 2008 2:24 PM

@16 part of me was really hoping for a sponsor name. how could anyone resist Vulcan Seattle?

Posted by ironymaiden | April 7, 2008 2:34 PM

Does anyone else remember FC Seattle?

Posted by laterite | April 7, 2008 3:53 PM

naming team for a geographic feature is a bit ...generic...does little to identify us....

most people around the world, if you say to them, "Sound!" don't think "Puget!" or "Seattle!"

it's like calling the NY team the "Rivers" because NY is on a river you see...

Yes there's Denver...those're the "Rockies" ...not the Denver "Mountains"....

Posted by unPC | April 7, 2008 4:14 PM

Yes! I just want to know if we get to keep Sammy the Sounder...

Posted by Weevz | April 8, 2008 12:10 AM

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