The Groundsman’s Shed

Real Football in Philly by groundsman
March 3, 2008, 9:23 am
Filed under: football, MLS, Philadelphia, Sons of Ben

2010 will be a summer to remember.  While most eyes will be turned to South Africa for the World Cup, I know I’ll be giving furtive glances toward Philadelphia, the home of a brand spankin’ new MLS club.  The announcement came Friday morning, as members of the hilarious and scarily dedicated Sons of Ben firm-in-training supporter’s club swarmed upon Chester, PA where MLS officials made the announcement.

The expansion team was to be given to either Philadelphia or St. Louis, and though Philadelphia has many other major sports teams for casual fans to watch, the league says the city’s proximity to other pro clubs and already devoted fanbase were factors in the decision.

The stadium is set to be at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge along the Chester waterfront.   

So what should the club be named?   The nickname “Sons of Ben” will probably stick, but the team needs a proper title.

I say, just be classy about it, and don’t name them anything stupid like the Galaxy, Burn, Revolution, ect. 


Philly F.C. sounds just fine, and the colors can only be gold and medium blue- the shades of the Philadelphia flag.

[Photo: Philadelphia Pro Soccer Foundation]


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