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07-17-2010, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by orange is better View Post
well, using nicknames officially to recognize teams or clubs is solely an american thing. most of the time the club has their official name, which represents the location, history or designation of the club and any nicknames linked to said team are usually coined by fans or supporters. such as the red devils or reds for man u, the hammers for west ham or the villians for aston villa.

personally, in most aspects of north american sports, i don't mind it. but americanizing soccer is disgraceful in most cases. San Jose Earthquakes? really? the rest of the world already doesn't take the MLS seriously, do we really need that?
This exactly.

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