United Soccer League: Las Vegas Lights FC Have Unveiled Their New Club Crest And It’s Flipping Lovely (Photo)

Chris Wright

31st, October 2017

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Image: Las Vegas Lights FC

Having been awarded expansion team status a few months ago, Las Vegas are on the verge of ushering in their first professional football team for almost four decades.

Indeed, Las Vegas Lights FC are due to join the United Soccer League (the third tier of US soccer) for the start of the 2018 season, having recently acquired ownership of their very own stadium.

The team have also unveiled their new club crest and, by Jove, it’s a bit of a looker…

Image: Las Vegas Lights FC

It looks like a flickering sign outside a strip club you can buy to launder money in Grand Theft Auto, and that’s no bad thing in our book.

The rhombus crest shape is based on the silhouette of the famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign that beckons pilgrims at the far south end of The Strip, just rotated through 90 degrees.

The lurid colour palette (and the club name for that matter) is, as you may have guessed, a nod to the neon lights that illuminate the gambling mecca all day and all night.

According to Lights owner¬†Brett Lashbrook, the team’s first ever kit is currently being drafted up and “should be unveiled soon”.

If it’s even half as purdy as the badge, they’ll be laughing.

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  1. Eric M. says:

    Man, another info graphic.

    Clubs in the US try way too hard to create relevance, instead of letting their work speak for itself.

  2. Murray says:

    Las Vegas’s FIRST professional football team was the Las Vegas Quicksilvers during late 1970’s during the Pele-era of the old NASL.

    They claimed an aging Eusebio as a star player and lasted one season, before relocating and being rebranded The San Diego Sockers (Take my word for it, THAT brand has a truly unique and novel history)

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