Tigard, Ore. – Peregrine Sports, LLC – parent company from the Tigard Timbers of Major League Soccer – today introduced that it is new professional women’s football team is going to be named Tigard Thorns FC. Furthermore, the club revealed its official crest that'll be featured when Thorns FC begin play inside a new, eight-team professional league in spring 2013.
Having a club identity selected to happily connect the brand new team and Portland’s familiar standing because the “Rose City” or “City of Roses, ” the Thorns FC crest was produced by Tigard artist Brent Diskin, an ardent local soccer supporter and person in the Timbers Military. The circular badge features team colors of red-colored, eco-friendly and black having a protective wreath of thorns surrounding a well-recognized, stylized rose within the center. Further, city-inspired particulars are presented by means of a set of four-pointed stars, or hypocycloids, that house the letters “F” and “C” and anchor the edges from the badge, a callout left-centered, directional star prominent on Portland’s official city flag which flies within the stands and atop JELD-WEN Area in downtown Tigard.
“Portland Thorns FC rapidly become an all natural choice which was suitable for the town and also the culture of Soccer City, USA, ” stated Merritt Paulson, owner and leader from the Timbers and Thorns FC. “And a pleasant side advantage of the title may be the Army’s P-T-F-C chant doesn’t need much re-scripting for that women’s team.”
The Thorns FC logo design was revealed with the help of people of Women Corporation. of Northwest Or. 16 women were asked to JELD-WEN Area to assist reveal the brand new identity by piecing together an over-sized puzzle from the new mark and supplying visual clues beginning Wednesday. Women Corporation. of Northwest Or is really a non-profit that inspires women to become strong, wise and bold through existence-altering programs and encounters. Click the link to see the recording unveiling from the Thorns FC crest.
On November. 21, 2012, U.S. Soccer introduced the development of the new eight-team professional women’s league to start participate in the spring of 2013. U.S. Soccer assists because the primary business body for that new league and can subsidize the salaries as high as 24 U.S. Women's National Team gamers as the Canadian Soccer Association is going to do exactly the same for approximately 16 Canadian gamers and also the Federation of Mexican Football is going to do so for approximately 12 Mexican gamers.
Fans thinking about putting a $25 per-chair refundable deposit towards 2013 Thorns FC season tickets may contact the club’s ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Timbers season ticket holders and people of year Ticket Waiting List don't need to convey a deposit.
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