Its stadium could also be a hazard, however a minimum of the Washington Soccer Staff will lastly have a brand new identify in lower than a month.
The franchise introduced on Tuesday that it’s going to reveal its long-awaited identify change on Feb. 2. It is going to come about 19 months after it ditched its outdated nickname over problems with racial insensitivity, and briefly turned the Washington Soccer Staff.
Staff president Jason Wright disclosed that the brand new mascot is not going to be the Wolves or RedWolves, regardless of these names being fan favorites, due to the trademark challenges they might include.
“We are able to’t wait to hit the bottom working with our workforce identify and id on a transparent path — one with out distracting obstacles, authorized or in any other case,” Wright wrote in a post on the team’s website.
“And whereas we’ve all the time understood it might be a virtually inconceivable activity to pick out a reputation that every one of our followers would establish with as their first choose, we’re very enthusiastic about our closing choice, which aligns with our values, carries forth our wealthy historical past, represents the area and, most significantly, is impressed and knowledgeable by you, our followers.”
The workforce additionally teased a jersey reveal, which can preserve its colours burgundy and gold.
In the meantime, the Washington Soccer Staff — who will face the Giants on Sunday to place an finish to its fifth straight shedding season — has different points to cope with, specifically FedEx Subject.
Final Sunday, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was nearly hit by fans who had been leaning over a railing that got here crashing down as Hurts started to make his manner down the tunnel at FedEx Subject. Not less than one fan who was caught up within the collapse suffered a cervical pressure and a head harm, plus elbow and knee contusions, ESPN reported.