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New York City FC Invites Fans to Decide on Final Team Badge

nycfc crest designs 600x351 New York City FC Invites Fans to Decide on Final Team Badge

With its launch just a year away, MLS team New York City FC have launched a campaign to allow soccer fans to vote on the badge the club should wear.

Created by designer Rafael Esquer and chosen by the club, the two crests will be the team’s identity. The winning crest will be unveiled on March 20.

Both badges feature the Gotham typeface, while the navy blue, white and orange colors are drawn from the New York City flag.

“This badge is to be the symbol of our Club, a symbol of our players and we hope in time, a symbol of this City.  That is why we decided to give our fans the power to take part in such a fundamental way,” said Claudio Reyna, Sporting Director of New York City FC.  “Thanks to the work of Rafael Esquer we feel that we have two designs that truly represent our Club and our City, and we’re excited to see which badge they choose.”

“Our supporters will always have a voice in our Club at New York City FC,” said Tim Pernetti, Chief Business Officer of New York City FC.  “We are truly excited about this opportunity to partner with them on this decision and we are counting on all New Yorkers and fans beyond the city to get involved, cast a vote and make New York City FC history.”

To vote on the preferred final badge, fans can simply log on to Voting will remain open through Thursday, March 13.

What’s your opinion about the NYCFC badges? Personally speaking, I’m not a fan of either of them. The ones I saw on the web that were fan-created were much better than these two. The circular of the two crests reminds me too much of Chelsea Football Club. Meanwhile, I’m not a fan of shields.

If I had to pick between the two, I would vote for the circular crest.

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10 Responses to New York City FC Invites Fans to Decide on Final Team Badge

  1. christian says:

    Love the circular one. Can’t wait to see this on a kit very soon.

    C’mon City!!!!

  2. Clampdown says:

    I agree with you, Gaffer, on the fan designs. I’m not crazy about either one of these, but much prefer the circular one. I don’t care for shields, either, and that tan trim with the blue looks way too close to Philadelphia’s colors for my taste.

    While it’s nice to see they are making progress on a crest, what the heck is going on with the stadium/temporary home? Jack Bell speculated today that they could build a temporary home in the parking lot of Yonkers Raceway while building a permanent home elsewhere. Why? They should just play at Yankee Stadium until they build the new place.

    • CTBlues says:

      There is no way they play at Yankee stadium, baseball just has too many games. You can’t lay sod down for a couple house then rip it up for baseball, you would never be able to play in the rain.

      • Clampdown says:

        Maybe so. But even the potential plans for a temporary stadium supposedly included plans to play “bigger” matches at Yankee Stadium – several of them each season.

  3. goatslookshifty says:

    For a club that doesn’t physically exist yet, what are they going to do next? Have the “fans” decide Coke or Pepsi in a stadium that doesn’t exist either?

  4. Jason says:

    I think this one is the best I’ve seen…

  5. Bucky says:

    I have seen some of the fan designed basdges. And most have been better than eitehr of these

  6. eltricolor2014 says:

    both are bleh, but the lesser evil is the circular one.

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