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Washington gained its to start with NFC East title in six several years while debuting a new nickname in 2020, marking a victorious start off to the franchise’s run as the Washington Soccer Crew. That operate is most likely to very last just one much more time, nonetheless, thanks to an announcement from the club’s formal re-branding website. Crafted in 2020 following the workforce retired its previous moniker that was a slur applied towards Indigenous men and women — and the franchise nickname because 1933 — the web-site uncovered this week that the Washington Soccer Crew will retain its identify via 2021, then unveil a new id for the 2022 year.
“We have transitioned from our previous identify,” the site reads. “Now it’s time to publish a new legacy. The potential of Washington Football comes in 2022.”
The team has been soliciting fan input considering the fact that before the 2020 time concerning its new id, and the club has outlined up coming methods for the renaming approach: “We are going to operate every little thing we listen to by means of investigate to slim down our choices and discover the very best solution for our new identification. … After achieving a determination, we will operate with Nike, the NFL, and our inner workforce to start off bringing that new id to lifestyle on and off the industry.”
Prior to unveiling its present-day identify, the franchise reportedly narrowed its search to a handful of opportunity substitution names, like “Warriors,” “Pink Tails,” “RedHawks,” and “Individuals.” Washington Soccer Workforce was rolled out as a momentary substitute, but team president Jason Wright hinted all through the 2020 time that it would be a stretch to entirely finalize a new identity by 2021. That could be in section thanks to the truth Washington retained its primary shades for the duration of its transition to the Washington Soccer Group, while an totally new id could characteristic a extra considerable redesign.