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Brad Knighton on rebrand: “It was a no brainer”

The veteran goalkeeper liked the new logo that was unveiled on Thursday

MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

When the New England Revolution announced that they will have a new logo in 2022 everyone had a reaction.

Some thought it was average, some thought it was awful, and some thought it was needed. The news sent shockwaves through the MLS landscape as none of the original logos exist from the league’s inception in 1996.

But what do the players think? The Bent Musket talked to Brad Knighton on Thursday to get his thoughts on the new look. The veteran goalkeeper said that the team had been introduced to the logo a couple of weeks ago and that he thought it looked neat.

“It was kind of a no brainer,” he said. “I think it needed to be done. It looks good and I like some of the history, I’m a big history buff so some of the history behind the “R” and some of the other stuff that they’ve done with the emblem and the logo (is nice). I think it looks great and I think the fans will appreciate it and it will look pretty good on the uniforms next year.”

With a new logo comes new merch to buy. Cathrine Gallagher, a member of the Midnight Riders drove all the way from Cape Cod on Thursday to get some items with the new logo on them. Still she wasn’t exactly thrilled with the rebrand.

“I think it’s fine,” she said. “I like the crayon flag. It’s iconic, you could tell the difference on it when you are seeing it from place to place. Another circle logo, it’s kind of going to blend in with everybody else but I don’t hate it.”

Pro Shop employees also indicated that fans came earlier in the morning once the new logo was announced to buy gear.

So on Sunday expect to see both the Crayon Flag and the new logo splattered across the stadium as fans like Gallagher watch New England lift the Supporters’ Shield on Sunday.