Awhile back we were all sitting around and the topic of fantasy soccer came up. We’ve all participated in fantasy soccer leagues at some point and we started discussing the popularity of fantasy leagues in soccer and in other sports. At some point during the discussion, the idea of creating our own “fantasy teams” surfaced. What would it be like to pick US cities that don’t have MLS clubs and create our own “fantasy league” of cities that lack MLS representation.
We knocked the idea around for awhile and then decided that if we were going to do it, we had to do it right. We had to pick cities that made sense. We had to come up with names that have a relationship to the city and the sport. We had to create logos and branding that represented the city and the team. Even if this was just all just for fun and to play around with, if we were going to do it we wanted it to be done from a Bumpy Pitch point of view.
So we created a short list of cities that made the most sense. We started knocking around names and ideas that made sense to each respective city. We tried to find elements that were endemic to each city, but also that had some reference to terms that could be found in teams around the world. Even though these teams don’t exist and probably never will, we approached this as if we had been given the task of creating legitimate future MLS clubs.
Descriptions of each “fantasy team” after the jump.