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 Published 05/09/09 12:55pm

Can Philly Kick It? (Yes They Can!)


Philadelphians love their sports teams. From the Philles to the Eagles to the Flyers, we've got a lot going for us here. Now we can add another one to the roster -- that's right, Philly's getting a soccer team!

Of course, we already knew about this, but the big news as that we've finally got a name, team colors, and a logo. Here's the rundown:

  • The team will be called the Union. They toyed with the Independence, but no dice.
  • Blue and gold will be the team colors. Apparently these are the colors of the Philadelphia flag.
  • You can see the logo over there on the right. It's got the "Don't Tread on Me" snake, and 13 stars for the original 13 colonies. How patriotic. And reptilian.
The team won't start playing until 2010, but just think how much time that gives Philadelphians to complain about how they would have named it better? How about you -- do you like the name? Hate it? Have any better suggestions? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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