One of the ten charter clubs of Major League Soccer have unveiled a new logo. DC United, the most decorated club in the league, on Thursday officially revealed a redesigned badge, as the club has changed logos for the second time in its history.
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The four-time MLS Cup champion takes a modern approach to their badge, with more black and less red applied. The club’s catching tag for this updated crest is “evolve,” as several details from the old badge combine with Washington-centric details to create this new logo.
The new badge has an arched DC United wordmark in black with an updated font over a white background at the top. The eagle, a central element of the club’s badges, appears larger and has its wings escape from the shield. The rounded shield is based from George Washington’s family crest, a symbol that dates back to 1559. The stars and bars design prevalent on both Washington D.C.’s flag and the family crest appear on the eagle, intending to create a bond between the club and the District. The eagle’s head also has a revamp, with the head facing right like in the original 1996 badge, and the eye color changes from red to black.
The Black-and-Red’s new badge will be applied to next season’s kits, and it’ll be a long wait until Major League Soccer’s annual Jersey Week next year to get to see it in action.