NEW YORK - In light of the recent development that Futbol Club Cincinnati may change their name to Fussball Club Cincinnati in order to reflect the city heritage, New York City Football Club announced that they would re-brand as Sportvereniging Nieuw Amsterdam.
"It's important for us to have a name and identity that reflects the local history of this city," stated President Jon Patricof. "In this effort, we are going to re-brand to show the original Dutch heritage of this location."
Sources within Major League Soccer state that this is just an ongoing effort to re-brand teams to allow fans a better connection with their local history.
"The league is very interested in ensuring that fans feel connected to the historical information of a European past in their area," stated one anonymous source. "This is only the tip of the iceberg. The league plans on rolling out a re-branding for a number of clubs including the Philadelphia Union who will be re-brand as PSV Fort Nya Göteborg."
Speaking to fans of Sportvereniging Nieuw Amsterdam., they expressed a delight at purchasing new kits and scarves stating, "All we really wanted to do was to have an authentic experience and this is another step onto the platform of total authenticity."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as none of the teams are re-branded to the original indigenous names of the regions.