Pro Soccer Nicknames

Professional Soccer Team Nicknames
Major League Soccer 
Atlanta United FC

Austin FC

FC Cincinnati 

Chicago Fire FC
Named for the famous "Chicago Fire".  Mascot: Sparky.

Los Angeles Galaxy

Charlotte FC - coming 2022

Colorado Rapids
Named for the many rapids flowing from the Colorado Mountains.  Mascot: Rapid Man.

New York Red Bulls
Formerly the New York/New Jersey Metro Stars until 2006 when the team was bought by the drink "Red Bull".

Columbus Crew
Named for the numerous Construction (Crew) Companies.  Mascot: Crew Cat.

New England Revolution
Name for the American Revolution in this area.   Mascot: Slyde

FC Dallas
Originally named the Burn.  In preparing for their move to Frisco, they will change their nickname to FC Dallas for the 2005 Season.

Houston Dynamo FC 
Original name for the Team in San Jose was the Clash, until 2000,changed to Earthquakes. 
When it was moved to Houston in 2006.  the original name was to be the Houston 1836, 
then switched to Houston Dynamo.

Inter Miami CF - 

Minnesota United FC

FC Montreal 

Nashville SC 

D.C. United (Washington DC)
Mascot: Talon the Eagle.

Sporting Kansas City
Originally named the Wiz (short for Wizards), for a medieval,  Knights of the Round Table theme, chosen for its uniqueness.  Renamed Wizards (the original contest winning entry by Sarah Starr).  Renamed Sporting Kansas City for the 2011 season.  Other finalists were Outlaws, Express, Bandits.

Los Angeles FC
starting: 2016

Real Salt Lake
Since 2005.  Team name to be known as RSL as a second reference, pertaining to Real Madrid, a Spanish powerhouse team.

Toronto FC
new team since May 2006 and first outside of the USA

Sacramento Republic FC- coming TBA 

Seattle Sounders FC

San Jose Earthquakes
Named after the earthquakes in the area. Original name for the Team in San Jose was the Clash, until 2000,changed to Earthquakes.  The team was moved to Houston in 2006 but returned to the league in 2008.

St. Louis City SC- coming 2023 

Philadelphia Union
since 2010

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps is reference to the city's oceanic location and was also the name of a North American Soccer League team the city had in the 1980's.   Since 2011

Portland Timbers

Orlando City SC
New team since 2015

New York City FC
New team since 2015


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