On April 16, 1996, the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked off the first-ever MLS match. Since then, the two teams have updated their crest a combined six times, with the Clash rebranding as the Earthquakes in 2000.
The Revolution also helped kick off the inaugural MLS season. But unlike the rest of the league’s founding franchises, the Revs have never moved on from its original crest.
With change already coming for the Revolution—the team needs a head coach, a new system, and new players to fit the system—now could be a fine time to overhaul the brand.
But does the team really need to change? Does the crayon crest work, or does it serve as an embarrasing reminder of the club’s inability to evolve?
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