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Best New Crest: Final Seven

By Staff, 05/02/22, 2:05PM EDT


Seven divisional winners are crowned, but what crest will be number 1?

Seven winners were crowned as the Best Crest in their respective division - but now which club will take bragging rights as the Best Crest of the Inaugural USL W League season? Vote at the bottom of this page for your favorite W League crest!

Voting closes on Wednesday, 5/4 at noon ET. 

Fill out the form on the bottom of this page when voting for your chance to win a W League shirt!


South Central: South Georgia Tormenta FC

South Georgia Tormenta FC won the fan vote for best crest in the South Cental Division. The crest features an Ibis, a marsh bird native to Georgia, sitting atop waves which represent the coasts and freshwater streams in the region. The unique magenta and navy color scheme make the white Ibis stand out, just as the crest did among the competition.  



Great Lakes: Indy Eleven

Indy Eleven will host the inaugural W League match dawning the fan-favorite crest which features the statute of Victory as the focal point. This Indianapolis landmark is seen in front of a red-checkered background representing a connection to the Brickyard Battalion – the independent supporter group that was pivotal in bringing soccer to Indianapolis. The Indy Eleven crest encompasses many facets of the community, making it relatable and identifiable to the Indy fanbase.



Heartland: Minnesota Aurora FC

Minnesota Aurora FC’s community-oriented crest had a strong showing in the first round, gaining the biggest lead out of any division. The crest, mainly made up of Midnight Blue and Aurora Teal colors, depicts the three swooshes of an aurora over a Minnesota forest with the North Star glowing beneath representing Minnesota, the North Star State.



Metropolitan: Queensboro FC

Queensboro FC’s vibrant crest claimed the top spot for the Metropolitan Division. The centerpiece Q stands for the diversity of Queens and the club's name Queensboro FC is fashioned in custom typeface based on historical typography at Queensboro Plaza. The attention-grabbing color, known as the Queensboro Purple, is shared by the iconic 7 train that connects Queens to Manhattan.



Mid Atlantic: Christos FC

Christos FC claimed the top spot in the Mid Atlantic Division with a green and white crest featuring the Heraldic Lion in the center. The lion symbolizes the pride the club has in its team and the fierceness the team shows on the pitch. The 97 at the bottom of the crest represents the club’s founding year.



Southeast: FC Miami City

FC Miami City narrowly edged out nearby Miami AC in the Southeast Division voting. The circular crest features an Eagle flying over the Miami City Skyline with red, white and blue as the primary colors. The waves within the Eagle represent the new generations of soccer players in the U.S. and beyond.



South Atlantic: Charlotte Independence

Charlotte Independence galloped into the top spot of the South Atlantic Division. The crest features a royal blue and gold color scheme, with the year 1775 which signifies the year the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was signed. Above the year is a horse-mounted Captain James Jack, a legendary figure in Charlotte history.

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