100 responses

  1. Pgloerse
    May 13, 2014

    I actually love it. Classic and clean.

    • Pgloerse
      May 13, 2014

      link to facebook.com

      Kit version

      • Hogatroge
        May 13, 2014

        It looks much better on the kits!

        I was worried how a purple background would look against a purple kit, but when the crest isn’t a patch, it looks awesome.

      • Alex H
        May 13, 2014

        @ Hogatroge. Are you an Orlando local? Does the lion have some local connection or was it selected for its general coolness?

      • Phlub
        May 13, 2014

        Fine with the lion. The type is anything but classic/clean. Way too much little stuff going on, especially at that scale.

      • SecretSquirrel
        May 14, 2014

        Orlando Lions were originally an American Soccer league team and then a USISL team. It also has reference to the British ownership of the team.

    • JayAre
      May 13, 2014

      And the best Logo in MLS goes to ____________!!!!

      • bb
        May 13, 2014

        My vote is for Chicago.

  2. formerlyanonymous
    May 13, 2014

    The marketing department nailed it. So much nicer than the old one.

    • KP1935
      May 13, 2014

      Actually the season ticket holder nailed it, his design beat out local design firms.

    • g-dub
      May 13, 2014

      Yep. Well done OCSC. Everything from this club far demonstrates that they ‘get it’.

    • The Imperative Voice
      May 13, 2014

      Amateur hour, he forgot the mouse ears. M-I-C…..K-E-Y…….

  3. bobvoehbv
    May 13, 2014

    Someone forgot to tell David that lionesses don’t have manes.

    • Adam
      May 13, 2014

      The mane is actually a reference to the sun since Florida is the “Sunshine State”. Also, there are 21 “flames” to represent the 21st MLS team…

  4. Michael F.
    May 13, 2014

    Nice job. Are you seeing this San Jose?

    • NICK
      May 13, 2014

      +1 million

      • BOFO for MLS MVP!
        May 13, 2014

        BUT WHERE IS THE SOCCER BALL!?

      • kevino
        May 13, 2014

        I loled

      • ZTom
        May 14, 2014

        “”BUT WHERE IS THE SOCCER BALL!?””

        But, where are the dollar signs? That’s what this is all about,
        MLS Ponzi, Inc. If it’s not a classic ponzi, then MLS is still a pyramid scheme. We won’t know which until it goes belly-up.

        Also, what’s up with all the Brits and this “Orlando City” lol?
        Adrian Heath brit coach, Phil Rawlins brit “President” lol.

        I gather that MLS isn’t for american kids as the league is over 60% foreign players (documented by me in earlier thread at start of MLS season), but now it’s about foreign ownership too.

  5. Felix
    May 13, 2014

    Classic and clean – personally, I’m not a big fan of purple – but OCSC would be the first team to rock that color, so it works.
    One question, does the lion have any special significance or correlation to that area of Florida or Orlando?

    • MLS_Soccer_Talker
      May 13, 2014

      The Lion King was filmed there.

      • Ian
        May 13, 2014

        +1

      • Weston John
        May 13, 2014

        Hysterical…

    • Reid
      May 13, 2014

      Lions used to be plentiful in the area until Ponce De Leon and all of his cronies landed and hunted them to extinction

      • KingGoogleyEye
        May 13, 2014

        Are you thinking of mountain lions? (which do not have manes)

      • twosevenstreet
        May 13, 2014

        you sir missed the sarcasm….

    • 407
      May 13, 2014

      There is a modest soccer history in the city going back to the early 80′s, with a few different iterations of clubs named “Lions”. They played in the dark ages between NASL and MLS, following the implosion of the original NASL in leagues such as the NPSL, ASL, and USSL among others. Supposedly, when MLS was opening in 1996, Orlando was going to be one of the original expansion sites and would have been affiliated with Tottenham Hotspur with the local club being named Lions. But the Orlando Magic didn’t want it, so it never happened.

      Probably all for the best, but no, the name has nothing to do with Disney.

    • kevino
      May 13, 2014

      Just as many wild lions in Orlando as Detroit.

  6. Nick F
    May 13, 2014

    I like it … definitely clean and crisp. It also reminds me a little of UNAM Pumas logo as well.

    • Ian
      May 13, 2014

      I see the resemblance. Orlando is more attractive than Pumas’, even.

    • AzTeXan
      May 13, 2014

      Yes, good point, it’s very Pumas-ey with that stone faced quality.

  7. iggy
    May 13, 2014

    i think it looks great. nice job.

  8. Justin
    May 13, 2014

    Like the logo, wish the jerseys had a few more stripes in them.

    • Paul
      May 13, 2014

      Lions aren’t striped. Of course, they aren’t purple, either.

  9. ormama
    May 13, 2014

    WE ARE LIONS

    cue Brad Pitt’s Achilles speech from TROY

    • Amru
      May 13, 2014

      +1 awesome movie

  10. THomas
    May 13, 2014

    Nailed it

  11. Steven C
    May 13, 2014

    *Hums ‘The Rains of Castamere’*

    • Rob Stark
      May 13, 2014

      Awkward….

  12. Jim
    May 13, 2014

    Great job by David Brotherton. It looks even better on the jersey. If you’re going to go with purple (which I’m ok with, since it’s a new scheme in the league) you’ve got to keep it simple and classic. And he’s done exactly that.

  13. Barney Rubble
    May 13, 2014

    Dig it! Very classy. (I dream of a day when NO club logos in any league contain flying soccer balls or mascots with enraged facial expressions.)

    • Matt Holihan
      May 13, 2014

      Chelsea and Barca’s crests?

      • Increase
        May 13, 2014

        Those are clearly volleyballs on the Chelsea Crest!

      • Lemmmmmmmmmy!!!
        May 13, 2014

        He said “flying” soccer balls. See US Soccer logo and almost any cornball lower division logo. Nice try, though.

      • Mason
        May 13, 2014

        It’s fine if you use an old rectangular-panel ball.

  14. Rory
    May 13, 2014

    Looks like a NFL logo forced onto a crest. Or one of those generic logos you find in FIFA video games for “create-a-team.” Nothing about it stands out as soccer related or anything that anyone associates with Orlando… except maybe the Lion King/Disney. Purple and Gold will be a refreshing change for the league though.

    • Ian
      May 13, 2014

      How, exactly, would a crest look specifically soccer-related?

      • KingGoogleyEye
        May 13, 2014

        If the lion had soccer balls for eyes

      • Ian
        May 13, 2014

        Or maybe just a polaroid picture of a sad zoo lion chewing on a deflated soccer ball?

    • Falls City Outlaw
      May 13, 2014

      Why do we want it to look soccer related? I’m glad it represents the club, not some vague concept of “soccer.”

      • The Imperative Voice
        May 13, 2014

        What club do they have independent of soccer? It’s not like this is some Barca type club with multiple sports and an actual club to join as a member (after three years proving your bona fides). It’s a one sport pro franchise that doesn’t exist except on paper yet.

      • 407
        May 13, 2014

        It only exists on paper yet… but it’s proved its bona fides for three years?

        Bona fides proven only on paper, then?

        Results and championships in the lower division would beg to differ, and splitting hairs between the lower division and MLS and the MLS-era logo do not count.

      • Paul
        May 13, 2014

        I’ve been saying for years the Steelers need to get some footballs in their logo, or no one would recognize who they are.

    • KingGoogleyEye
      May 13, 2014

      Rory: a team crest is supposed to represent the team, not the city or sport. This crest is immediately recognizable.

      • Rory
        May 13, 2014

        KingGoogleyEye: plenty of teams make their crest represent their city as the city is kind of a key part of the team’s culture and all. Think the Roses on Portland’s crest, Seattle’s Space Needle, the mountains on the Rapids, etc. Sure, there are some that don’t represent the city and most of them are the worst ones in the league (San Jose’s old one and San Jose’s new one, for example).

        I’m just saying a Lion could have represented any team in any city in the country, nothing about it says Orlando or Florida or anything except “hey, a lion!” That’s why it is generic. It could represent any team you wanted to call the lions, be that an NFL team or a youth soccer team. Or better yet, it kind of looks like a bank logo or a tanning bed salon’s logo.

        The only thing that stands out at all is the fact that the A and the N have been crammed together a bit and frankly that’s more annoying then anything else.

      • kevino
        May 13, 2014

        You haven’t suggested any better alternatives. You’ve just shit on someone elses work.

      • KingGoogleyEye
        May 13, 2014

        Wow, and to think that my comment last week got stuck in moderation because I used the word “j-e-r-k.”

      • foooo
        May 13, 2014

        Rory, you’re wrong. The Earthquakes’ former crest incorporated the symbol of the city of San Jose:
        link to bahl.com
        link to soccerbyives.net

        But hey, keep beating your drum. Everybody loves a broken record.

      • 407
        May 13, 2014

        This is fascinating.

        What, in your view, would succeed at, “…make[ing] their crest represent their city as the city is kind of a key part of the team’s culture…” for the city of Orlando?

        I’ll help you out a bit: anything even remotely touching theme parks and that stuff would be completely DOA.

  15. Jim
    May 13, 2014

    Are you kidding me? What a horrible logo, I mean purple, really? And what is with the lion, has nothing to do with Orlando! Should be a picture of Disney or outlet malls!

    …just kidding. Orlando nailed this one. Excellent job, classy logo. Well done.

  16. Ronster
    May 13, 2014

    Nice!

  17. George
    May 13, 2014

    I like it. I wish that they would of added SC to the crest.

  18. Sven Bender’s night on the town
    May 13, 2014

    Solid. Good job

  19. IndyElevenFan
    May 13, 2014

    Nice job. I only have one observation. Current logo has red in it (for the mane). Would’ve been nice to see that incorporated for the outside stripe of the crest (currently white) and added a built in away kit color or alternate. I have a feeling that somewhere down the line they’ll add it, but for now, excellent job.

  20. NICK
    May 13, 2014

    People gonna hate regardless.

  21. fischy
    May 13, 2014

    Of course, what’s missing is any reference to rising ocean levels that will leave much of Florida, Orlando included, under water in a century.

    • The Imperative Voice
      May 13, 2014

      So you put the lion on water skis when it happens. Geez, tough crowd. =p

      • EspinDOHla
        May 13, 2014

        Sea lions could work as well!!!!

      • 407
        May 13, 2014

        This is why we briefly had Manatees… on April 1st.

        Someone suggested a weeping polar bear floating on an ice cube wearing a t-shirt reading, “The science is settled so you’re not allowed to talk about it anymore.” and paddling his ice cube with a pair AGW hockey sticks, but it was a bit too busy to fit it all into the logo.

  22. oopstheydiditagain
    May 13, 2014

    Wow, this would have been really cool in 1976… I’m just glad this isn’t my team. Purple and Yellow ? Gross. A lions head inside of a giant sunflower surrounded by purple. Who is going to be the first DP Alex Morgan ?

    • matt
      May 13, 2014

      we could have the best striker in the MLS? Yes please

      • Paul
        May 13, 2014

        Best looking, I’ll give you that. As for best… well, there’s some high school boys team defenders who are faster and could shut her down.

    • EspinDOHla
      May 13, 2014

      Yes, because we need more teams with red and blue color schemes.

  23. Paco
    May 13, 2014

    Excellent. Classic and modern at the same time.
    No flying soccer ball.
    Great job.

  24. StevenX
    May 13, 2014

    Hideous and boring. I’m thinking Coach Heath got a check from Disney for this. Looking forward to Princess Jasmine Stadium.

    • oopstheydiditagain
      May 13, 2014

      Are the scarves going to be Tie Die ?

  25. FRANK
    May 13, 2014

    ITS A SUN LION LIKE IRAN NOT VERY AMERICAN

    • AMP
      May 13, 2014

      Haha, they should have put a saber in it’s teeth.

  26. KingGoogleyEye
    May 13, 2014

    “it was designed by Orlando City season ticket holder David Brotherton”

    Are you hearing that NYCFC?

    Great job Orlando—you’re doing every stage of this thing right.

  27. Daniel in Chapel Hill
    May 13, 2014

    Agreed with all of the above. Great logo.

  28. FRANK
    May 13, 2014

    IRAN SUN LION

    • FRANK
      May 13, 2014

      WHY DO THEY MAKE THIS

      • FRANK
        May 13, 2014

        DOES ANY ONE KNOW

  29. Simba says…
    May 13, 2014

    <a href="link to images6.fanpop.com; you're welcome

  30. NASL to El Paso tx
    May 13, 2014

    First of all the color Purple, a color need by MLS teams and I’m tired of blue, red, white being used in the league and finally MLS gets purple.
    Second of all, simple image inside the badge but the badge couldn’t of been a little better. For instance, Montreal, rsl, San Jose, Dallas, crew all have the same badge design but luckily Orlando has the best inside the badge design.
    As for the name, simple and classy, Orlando city, and not Columbus crew and they will be know as the lions of MLS.
    Hopefully new expansion teams, will not use blue, red, white, think outside the badge and not use a badge crest or circle crest and their name will not be put together with their identity, like San Antonio scorpions, Columbus crew and LA2 will learn from MLS 3.0
    How about San Antonio river city, Los Angeles united since their is only one united in MLS now, Boston strong fc.
    As for colors open for business in MLS, you got silver, pink, black, bronze, gold, some other kind of green and orange, yellow, brown.

    • EspinDOHla
      May 13, 2014

      This

      I don’t understand people complaining about purple. Way too many red/blue schemes.

    • MLS_Soccer_Talker
      May 13, 2014

      Boston Strong FC…..Are you serious??!!! ROFL. RIDICULOUS!!!!

  31. Nic D “the TX 2 Stepper”
    May 13, 2014

    Only one “tweet” I would make is to make the outer Purple Trim GOLD

    Really clean design nonetheless!

    • AMP
      May 13, 2014

      I think darker colors are better for outside borders, but I’d have to see it.

      I think I would like to see a white background, with gold inner trim and purple outter trim, purple lettering, and purple in the negative spaces of the gold lions head. Tried it real fast in MS Paint unsuccessfully, could look bad, and they probably wanted more purple.

  32. MLSsnob
    May 13, 2014

    I DIG IT.

  33. Nic D “the TX 2 Stepper”
    May 13, 2014

    Tweak

  34. Nandez
    May 13, 2014

    All MLS needs now is a team with a tiger logo.

  35. AzTeXan
    May 13, 2014

    This logo is Maggie Simpson sucking on her paci-FIRE FLAMES

  36. Dani
    May 13, 2014

    I’m all for hiring the handicapped, but the slacker who stole this from a Disney ad should have his training wheels taken away before he kills again. My dog could pass this logo. Just another ploy to milk the fans. Embarrassing.

    • Chris
      May 13, 2014

      1. I’d love to see your better design?

      2. This is a ploy to milk fans? Can you explain that?

      I’m assuming no to both questions though. Hope mom has your dinner ready soon.

    • 407
      May 13, 2014

      Please have your dog contact Orlando City SC’s front office and set up a time when your dog can send in all of his designs. Just please make sure your dog’s designs are standard digital files, not sketches using bits of kibble and urine. Adidas has moderately strict files spec requirements and it’d be quite difficult to produce the 2015 MLS jerseys from files composed of deceased squirrel fur and turds.

      Thanks.

  37. Joe
    May 13, 2014

    I’ll wait until I see it around more to determine how I feel about it.

  38. Chris
    May 13, 2014

    That image is a bit distorted in shape i’m pretty sure.

    • AMP
      May 13, 2014

      You’re right. If you click on the image, the pop-up has the proper dimensions.

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