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What should Philadelphia's team name be?

With the MLS expansion team in Philadelphia just two years away I couldn’t help but wonder what good nickname would be for the club.

With the Seattle expansion team considering the awful name Emeral City Greens we can only hope that the people in Philadelphia come up with something better.

What shouldn’t Philly’s team be called? The Liberty Bells probably wouldn’t go over well. The Cheesesteaks probably wouldn’t either.

You make the call people. What should the MLS expansion team in Philly be called? Share your suggestions below.

291 comments
  • I hope they win

    Watche a broadcast of Action News that had one member of Chester sum it up best. It was along the lines of this; They promise an increase in jobs however their practices and standards prevent the majority of out of work Chester natives from getting the jobs available. So even though the work is their it goes to people in New Jersey and Delaware.

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  • I hope they win

    Watched a broadcast of Action News that had one member of Chester sum it up best. It was along the lines of this; They promise an increase in jobs however their practices and standards prevent the majority of out of work Chester natives from getting the jobs available. So even though the work is their it goes to people in New Jersey and Delaware.

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  • Bill Coon

    I definitely like the Athletics the most. The Philadelphia Athletics FC is a fantastic name for a soccer team. Great history with that name in this region as well, helping fans connect a little better. It also just SOUNDS like a professional sports franchise name. However, I do understand that MLB may give us legal problems, having the Oakland A’s originate from this region. Hopefully they won’t.

    Independence isn’t bad if we can’t get Athletics. The Philadelphia Independent FC doesn’t have a bad ring to it.

    Freedom is a little goofy, but it would go at least work with the Elton John song if they were to go with it. I could see them blasting the song as their anthem before every game at least (cool song anyway).

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  • Justin

    They should be call “The Philadelphia Lions”. The lion is a well respected symbol throughout the world and emphasises intimidation and, being at the top of the food chain.

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  • Markeedee

    Here’s the domain registration info for The Philadelphia Independence F.C.

    Registrant:
    LLC, Major League Soccer
    John Sullivan
    420 5th Avenue
    7th Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    US

    Domain Name: PHILADELPHIAINDEPENDENCEFC.COM

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  • Markeedee

    Philadelphia Firearms, Felonies, Fire Bombs, Fist Fighters, Flashers, Floaters, Flyswatters F.C.

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  • james

    I think Philadelphia Athletic is the best, Philadelphia Athletic Football Club (PAFC) is the formal or long name. It is like Charlton Athletic Football Club of the EPL who has CAFC across the stands. It would be cool if the new team did that in their stadium.

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  • pete

    How about this:

    Chester FC

    You know.. cause thats where they play and they are a football club. Let’s leave the stupid nicknames to other sports.

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  • danny

    AC Philadelphia, its good and no other mls team has the athletic thing goin on, A’s as the nickname amongst the fans that way no copyright infringement. or maybe another nickname the blue’s, cause theyd be wearing powder blue uni’s. all the good nicknames are allready taken by some pro team in some sport.

    and i was dying at some of these names people have going: FC Mitch Williams hahaha

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  • danny

    AC Philadelphia, its good and no other mls team has the athletic thing goin on, A’s as the nickname amongst the fans that way no copyright infringement. or maybe another nickname the blue’s, cause theyd be wearing powder blue uni’s. damn all the good nicknames are allready taken by some pro team in some sport.

    and i was dying at some of these names people have going: FC Mitch Williams hahaha

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  • Jamie

    “PC (Philadelphia Club) Hex” – I think its a fun name because it embraces the frustration of Philadelphia’s lack of Championships for the last 25 years. Also, any name with an “X” in it can have a lot of variations for art and logo design because its a unique looking letter. Additionally, since a “Hex” tends to be linked with black magic, how about the team colors be some variation of black, silver, and white? Or perhaps other darker colors since using black may be too close to DC United?

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  • CFisher

    The name will be something very standard and I hope it’s the Philadelphia Athletic but anything that’s not like the early MLS names.
    After reading other comments they most likely will go with the Phil. flag colors of “powder” blue and yellow but I think that is just opening things up for ridicule.
    ‘Baby’ blue and yellow both have enough to say about those colors to give opposing teams fans enough fodder for years to come. I think Blue and Gold are great colors as long as it’s GOLD and NOT YELLOW and the BLUE is more like a Barcelona blue,see ads on this page. I just hope the colors scheme are given as much attention as naming the team. Mechandise marketing is so important, and this is something that will identify the team for years to come.

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  • Fernando

    I think a good name will be either of the following names:
    Philadelphia FC
    Philadelphia Liberty FC
    Old City Eagles FC
    Philly Demonds FC
    Chester Athletic FC

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  • Dean

    Philadelphia TastyKakes, or at the very least they should become their shirt sponsor!

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  • Dean

    Philadelphia TastyKakes, or at the very least they should become their shirt sponsor!

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  • rob

    What about Philadelphia Phight or Fight like the Fightin’ Phils?

    I also really like the Philadelphia Brothers FC idea.

    I despise Philadelphia Independence FC and I think Philadelphia Athletics is pretty lame. You want a tie to Atletico Madrid – lame.

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  • Harry

    They should be based on one of englands best and histroic teams Portsmouth FC because of obvious PFC and both teams are near the water and it might bring luck for cup victroy as Portsmouth are no strangers to that and you could adpot the nickname Pompey and sing the pompey chimes as your club song

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  • Connor Dugan

    How about the Philadelphia StallionsF.C.? Itallian Stallions to put Rocky into our team name, a blend of creativity and class. What do you think?

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  • Snyder

    I like Philadelphia City. Like Manchester City in the PL. Or Philadelphia United, since the team is based in Chester.

    Although Philadelphia Athletic would be suitable as well.

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  • TL

    Im definitely feelin the Brothers F.C or Independence F.C, but the independence has no short name. At least with Brothers F.C. you can call em the Philly Bros

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  • Joey G.

    Philadelphia United, since it will be base out of Chester. That also leave open the possibility of another team being named Philadelphia City, is based within the city itself. (slim to none chance it happens though.)

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  • Footballer

    Philadelphia Football Fillies

    Philadelphia Football Phillies

    Philadelphia Phootball Phillies

    The Association Eagles

    AC Philadelphia

    AC Pennsylvania

    Football Philadelphia

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