Bay Area, meet your new women’s pro soccer team!

The name, the colors and the logo of the new Bay Area Women’s Professional Soccer team has been unleashed this afternoon. And once again, neither the Merc‘s nor the Chron‘s coverage was as good as Center Line Soccer‘s (or as funny as Melissa at The Offsides).

Quick rundown: The name FC Gold Pride comes from a swirl of influences. FC (short for Football Club) is common throughout Europe, Gold is a reference to California’s Golden State and the gold at the Olympics, and Pride is both a group of lions and that odd feeling in your heart that swells when you win something. The team’s owners are hoping more for the latter to be present at the games.

The team won’t play until the beginning of April, but they will for sure be sharing Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University.

And a truckload of audio interviews from people like Brandi Chastain, head coach Albertin Montoya, the owners and players like Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, and Tracy Hamm, are all here.

2 Comments so far

  1. FC Gold Pride | San Jose Metblogs (pingback) on November 20th, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    […] post covers the introduction of the team’s name, FC Gold Pride. Some think Golden Pride would be a […]

  2. betch on November 20th, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

    Hi, Melissa here. Hey look. No-one took my favorite username ever at metblogs!

    or as funny as Melissa

    Cheers, betch.

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