Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC joined Major League Soccer for the 2017 season, and both clubs are bringing fresh looks to the league. With the MLS season about to get underway, here's a ranking of every MLS club logo for next season, starting with the worst.
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New England Revolution
It’s time for a logo revolution in New England.
This logo’s simply too dark overall. The navy blue and gold are meant to honor the American Continental Army, but the gold in the logo is more like “really old spicy mustard.”
New York Red Bulls
If you eliminated the “Red Bull,” this would be an awesome and far less confusing logo. Is it Red Bull New York? New York Red Bull[s]?
Real Salt Lake
This logo is almost difficult to look at. The colors clash and the “SL” is so dark it almost disappears.
If you’re going to put a longhorn in the logo you might as well just steal the University of Texas’ logo and recolor it.
San Jose Earthquakes
To be fair, it’s kind of hard to illustrate an earthquake.
Could have just been a silhouette of Drake.
Sporting Kansas City
Can’t unsee two snakes.
Houston has a great color scheme, but like the "Earthquakes," "Dynamo" is another team name that's difficult to capture in a logo.
Seattle Sounders FC
This logo manages to make “rave green” look nice, which is an impressive feat.
The Fire logo is a “Florian Cross,” which is one of the standard shapes fire departments use for their badges (the other being the Maltese Cross).
A great, if unoriginal, color combination.
Atlanta United FC
This is a solid logo without a doubt, but could perhaps be a little brighter.
A major improvement from the original Galaxy logo.
New York City FC
According to NYCFC, the badge was inspired by a New York City subway token from the ‘50s.
Portland Timbers FC
Vibrant and unique.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Incredibly clean-looking with a perfect color combination.
Orlando City SC
More professional sports teams should use purple as a primary color.
Columbus Crew SC
This new logo is miles ahead of the old “three guys in hardhats” look.
D.C. United updated its logo in 2015, and it took what was an ancient-looking eagle and made it much more prominent. The new lettering is great, as well.
Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United FC will join MLS after six years in the NASL, and it brings one of the best logos in soccer.
The Impact logo has a depth that most other clubs’ logos don’t have. It’s a flawless design.