Rumors have long swirled that the Kansas City Wizards will rebrand themselves when they move into their new stadium next year. Previously, however, fans could only speculate about what Kansas City’s new name and crest might be. This all changed last week as reports surfaced that the Wizards have been furiously registering domain names (sportingkc.com, fckansas.com, hotyoungkansascitysluts.com, etc.) and proposed logos leaked to the public.
The first leaked logo is for Kansas City City FC. It has a certain Eurosnob appeal and plays off Kansas City’s wonderfully unimaginative name. This proposed logo build’s off Manchester City’s crest and incorporates both the Fountain logo from the city’s flag and the city’s motto “Kansas City, It’s not so bad.” Unlike Manchester City’s crest, it does not feature a picture of ship; Kansas City is landlocked and even if it wasn’t no one with a boat would want to visit it.
Second up is “Racing Kansas City.” This proposed logo builds off of Argentina’s Racing Club de Avellaneda’s crest. This logo is probably best suited for Kansas City. It is basic and boring just like the town it represents – well, maybe its a little too vibrant for Kansas City. What else do we have?
Lastly, we have “Sporting Clube de Kansas City.” This name serves the dual purpose of connecting the team with Kansas City’s vibrant Portuguese community (well, technically, Hernando lives in Grandview) and of being so incredibly godawful as to make Real Salt Lake fans feel better about themselves. It’s a win win.