Washington Soccer Group is the shortage of a alternative, however perhaps that’s factor


In the event you select to not resolve, you continue to have made a alternative.
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I don’t assume for a second {that a} majority of Washington followers have informed the Soccer Group that holding “Washington Soccer Group” is their most well-liked alternative. That’s what the crew’s president was attempting to promote yesterday because the marketing campaign/means of discovering a brand new title continues. Followers are allowed to submit options or vote till April fifth, at which level the crew will resolve. Nor do I believe for one second that the crew will go together with regardless of the followers have really determined.

Sticking with WFT is the shortage of a alternative. It’s the simplest street attainable. It’s the absence of resolution. And it’s additionally the absence of constructing any form of stand.

Selecting a brand new title would threat backlash from followers, as nearly any alternative would. “WFT” has been established for a season, it’s already within the minds, so no matter rebel amongst the followers has just about already taken place. And whereas they’d by no means say it aloud, pandemic and all, the crew might be feeling lucky that it befell whereas the stadium couldn’t be full.

And backlash to a brand new title may trigger greater than sufficient followers to indicate as much as FedEx Discipline within the outdated gear or headdresses or no matter else as a present of defiance. You form of need to nail it, which is sort of unimaginable.

Then once more, all of which may occur with “The Soccer Group” when followers return this fall anyway. Lack of a reputation doesn’t actually present another choice. No new jerseys, hats, hoodies, and t-shirts with the brand new brand. “WFT” doesn’t actually pop.

Nonetheless, leaving it’s also not an try and erase historical past. A brand new nickname can be one thing like that, a beginning over when it’s nonetheless one of many oldest franchises within the league. Leaving the title clean reminds everybody what was once there and why it’s not anymore, which is an efficient factor. A relentless teachable second, in some methods. It feels extra like an evolution of the crew, albeit far too sluggish of 1, whereas a brand new title is perhaps characterised as attempting to duck all that got here earlier than.

On the finish of the day, the choice might be made on how a lot merch the crew thinks it could promote simply being WFT or choosing a brand new title. However typically you’ll be able to not directly land on the appropriate reply.

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