New Possibilities For USL OKC Soccer Team Names, Crests Included

A month ago to the day, we brought you a couple of the possible names for the upcoming Prodigal USL PRO soccer team, set to kick off during the 2014 season. Today, we bring you a couple more names with some accompanying crests. Found today are possible names of OKC Aeros FC, OKC Wind FC, and OKC 46ers FC. With the exception of OKC Aeros FC, we have the crests of the latter two, along with the crests for the previously found OKC Energy FC and OKC Spirit FC, giving us a look at the possible identities and colors that Prodigal has brought to the table. So without further adieu, your possible Oklahoma City USL PRO team name.

OKC Energy FC

The OKC Energy FC crest features a steel blue and lime green color scheme that seems to go together relatively well, but I’m not sure how that would translate on a kit design. “Labor Omnia Vincit” adorn the top of the crest, Latin for “Work Conquers All.” The phrase comes from a an ancient Roman poem that supported Augustus Caesar’s “Back to the Land” policy, encouraging more Romans to become farmers. Given the history of ranching and oil work in the state, it certainly fits the local vibe. The biggest issue I have with the crest is the star in the center seeming to be off just a bit. That it’s not one solid line and continues to feed into the circle surrounding it is a bit off-putting in my opinion.

OKC Spirit FC

Probably my front-runner as far as the crest goes, but I’m still not a fan of the name. A good looking shield with the state outline at the top, and a hawk/eagle/bird design that emulates the Native American style of bird drawings. You can also make a case that it has an effect of a B2 Bomber image, bringing in the Air Force element of the local Tinker Air Force Base. Once again, a steel blue color used with silver.

 OKC Wind FC

Retro, plain, meh. When you have the Oklahoma City Thunder already, I’m not a fan of another weather-themed name in the city. Another blue color being the primary color, you can see a pattern of what Prodigal is going for.

OKC Flyers FC

Yet another blue, but this time it’s not the primary color, as maroon makes a bigger splash with this crest. The state bird, a scissor-tailed flycatcher takes center stage, with the head making out the dome at the top of the state capitol building. With the new Skydance bridge in Oklahoma City over I-40, a lot of people have been talking about the flycatcher taking on a bit more meaning in the city. I’m not too sure of using the maroon as a main color, but I’d reserve my judgement until seeing a kit design. This one sits as my second choice right now.

OKC 46ers FC

Another red and blue combo, this one stumped us for a bit. Usually when a team uses a name such as “46ers,” you think of a significant year that something happened in the locale. For the San Francisco 49ers, it was the gold rush. For the Philadelphia 76ers, it was the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For Oklahoma City, we couldn’t find any such thing for any such date without really reaching. Then a lightbulb went off and we think we have it figured out. Oklahoma was the 46th state admitted to the United States. Further evidence to that being the reasoning behind it, the Oklahoma state flag from 1911-1925 featured a single star with the number 46 in the center. Overall, I think the crest looks good, colors work, but once again, not a big fan of the name.

What say you?

Published by Eric Rodgers

Traveling the United States while growing up and finally finding a home in an ice rink in Oklahoma City, Eric was a blogger, then a former blogger, and now a blogger again while trying to put his radio broadcast degree to good use.

17 comments on “New Possibilities For USL OKC Soccer Team Names, Crests Included”

  1. Labor Omnia Vincit is the State Motto – Although a team run by the son of a union-opposing temp agency owner is the height of irony.

    46ers Crest is the best, but the name – woof.

    Flyers looks good – always a fan of the Claret and Blue color scheme, and the Scissortailed Flycatcher is a good Oklahoma touch. The real tragedy is that the baseball team wasn’t named the Flycatchers.

    Energy – Wouldn’t Seattle be as mad at us for stealing the Sounders colors as they were when we stole the Thunder?

    Spirit – Decent crest, lousy name.

    Wind – This one would make this team a total laughingstock.

  2. My fav is also the 46ers Crest — an arrowhead — I don’t mind the name but it could have been much better! Something besides a reference to the 46th state.

    Next for me — Flyers due to the Flycatcher crest. Yes, a baseball team would have been a great match with this name!!

    The only way Wind would make it is if they referenced it to the song Oklahoma:

    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
    Where the waving wheat can sure smell sweet
    When the wind comes right behind the rain

    And of course re-designed the Wind crest…. Lol. Sorry Neal! đŸ™‚

  3. In the OKC Energy crest, the font of the city initials seems to resemble OCU’s logo, IIRC (I’m from California, so I may be completely incorrect). Is there something to that element’s design? Like, is that font used on the city flag?

    1. There are a lot of people expecting Roughnecks to return as a Tulsa team in the near future, be it NASL or another league. It would have fit very well, but would have upset a lot of people, I’m sure.

  4. Esto si es futbol bienvenido a oklahoma city ya lo apoyaremos todos .porque es el rey de los oklahoma.arriba la energia.

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