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What St. Louis Should Call Me: Soccer Fans Pitch Ideas for Major League Team Name

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Riverfront Times
If you could choose a name for St. Louis' MLS team, what would it be?
If St. Louis were to get a Major League Soccer team, what should we name them?

That's the question we asked soccer fans at Busch Stadium last night during the Argentina v. Bosnia-Herzegovina friendly. Here are our favorite answers, with pictures of the soccer fans who gave them:

1. "We don't care as long as they play here. As long as they're from St. Louis, we'll love them."

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Photos by Riverfront Times
We admire your hometown pride.

2. "Penguins? I don't know. I like penguins."

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St. Louis does have a pretty great penguin exhibit at the zoo, so this one has some clout.
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Jon Gitchoff for RFT
Our new St. Louis mascot?

3. "St. Louis Fleur-de-Lys."

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A throwback to our French heritage -- nice.

4. "F.C. St. Louis or St. Louis F.C."

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Points for clarity, but we could use a little creativity here.

5. "Dragons!"

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This one is our favorite. It's a reference to the Bosnian national team, which Bosnians call the Zmaj.

What's your vote? Tell us in the comments.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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jlluckjr
jlluckjr

The majority I've talked to that take this quite seriously liked the Steamers or Saints. Because it will be a whole new organization and environment I agree with the Saints. It has that nice ring to it. The Saints will appeal to the rest of the soccer realm and adhere to St. Louis's French history. Chuch will love it and it will be a great name for marketing!

Edward Hecker
Edward Hecker

Tornado, Flood, Steamers, Shin-Kickers, Confluence, Horde, Synergy... Ok. I'm done.

csingler
csingler

St. Louis Expedition, from Louis and Clark.  Though I went to St. Mary's so Dragons does have a nice ring!

Mike Sadlo
Mike Sadlo

All we need are the blues and cardinals

egolterman
egolterman topcommenter

Kansas City is easily the soccer capitol of the midwest.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

the nobamas. really get the east coast liberals heads to explode.

Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

What am I saying? We'd have to have heaven and earth move and cough up a financial backer AND a stadium to come within a mile of MLS

Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

How about no contrived nickname at all? You know, like almost every other professional team on the planet?

Laura Dee
Laura Dee

And yeah... call them the Penguins and I will not show up to a single game. Lame.

Laura Dee
Laura Dee

What's wrong with calling them The Steamers again??

Ryan Grewe
Ryan Grewe

Haha soccer died in st.louis so freaking long ago get over it. Remember the storm? Or better yet the pro roller hockey team we had?

Epic Coffeetime
Epic Coffeetime

What about Northside Shooters? Southside for that matter, you hash it out.

Pete Phimphavong
Pete Phimphavong

I remember going to the Checkerdome as kid for the Steamers games. I agree with you!

Chris Byron
Chris Byron

AC Real St Louis Chupacabras United FC

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

... stl is like a huge soccer mecca.. are you kidding me? the city would make a killing with a soccer team.

Erik Froehlich
Erik Froehlich

Real St Louis Voyageurs...play off historic french pioneering roots...classy...good image

Matt Madden
Matt Madden

If you name it the Penguins WE WILL RIOT!!!

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

Why not go back to tradition. Can we name them the Steamers? i mean.. really.. keep an stl tradition alive? is that even possible?

jlluckjr
jlluckjr

Soccer fans/players don't trash talk to your sports pages do they? You made no point but make yourself look ignorant and stupid.

jlluckjr
jlluckjr

so trade the Rams back to LA. and let's us have LAs rumored new soccer franchise! here in Saint Louis!

jlluckjr
jlluckjr

I hears this a lot, Stl Saints, was their alternative.

jlluckjr
jlluckjr

it may be temporarily for its ability to hold conventions and big games. but St Louis has them roots. since the 50s and 60s. the best have always come out of st Louis. :) kC vs StL will be my favorite rivalry, next to beating Chicago Fire all the time. if we keep it together that is.

jlluckjr
jlluckjr

we have the Dome! The Rams may be moved to LA

jlluckjr
jlluckjr

Soccer nvr died. their are over 250 more soccer teams in this MO/IL region. it's growing around 25% a year. Much more than any other sport.

rastaspoon
rastaspoon

@Dylan Shakezoola Tinker There's only ONE "Blues"...CFC

chizdippler
chizdippler

@cmanus.stl 

You were "so upset," were you? So much so you couldn't enjoy "your" game? Police state?

You epitomize fake internet outrage. Get over yourself.

chizdippler
chizdippler

@cmanus.stl 

Communist China? When you decide you want to act like an adult instead of a spoiled child who is only capable of bizarre exaggerations, get back to me.

It's YOUR fault you couldn't enjoy "your" game. Not the police. 

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