Less than two weeks after the Kansas City Current revealed its new team name and logo, the National Women’s Soccer League’s newest expansion team in San Diego announced its new name. The Current now has its biggest rival: San Diego Wave FC.
San Diego Wave FC
It's official...We are WAVE FC! ️⚽️Sign up for club updates & shop limited-edition merch: https://t.co/YFs3MqtT2I@NWSL #NWSL #WAVEFC pic.twitter.com/zSKZ6IBNt5
— San Diego Wave FC (@SanDiegoNWSL) November 9, 2021
We are The Wave https://t.co/NIstDAOuMx— Casey Stoney MBE (@CaseyStoney) November 9, 2021
The Current was quick to get the rivalry between the two forms of water movement underway.
Wave vs Current is going to make a splash in 2022Congrats and welcome (again!), @SanDiegoNWSL! https://t.co/MrAEJB0Ghn
— KC Current (@thekccurrent) November 9, 2021
Where Is The Logo?
It appears that San Diego is taking the Angel City FC approach and doing reveals for the team’s name and logo separately. Angel City released its name on Oct. 21, 2021, and didn’t release the logo/crest until June 30, 2021. San Diego will have until Spring 2022 to finalize its identity before the club's maiden season.
Reaction To New Name
In my opinion this is another solid team name to enter the fray of American soccer. The NWSL hasn’t succumbed to the naming pitfall that Major League Soccer has of just slapping “FC” or “SC” onto a city name.
The “Wave” part of the name is a fantastic nod to the identity of San Diego. Overall, I’d rate the new name for San Diego’s NWSL team an 8/10.
If any NWSL team wants to take a cheeky jab at San Diego Wave FC, then I recommend making a highlight or pump-up video with the instrumental of IDK and Denzel Curry’s “No Wave.” You don’t have to credit me for the idea, I just want to see it happen.
Here was how the internet reacted to San Diego’s new name.
Great to know you by name, Wave FC. Can't wait for more news!— San Diego Loyal (@SanDiegoLoyal) November 9, 2021
I'm sure they'll make quite a splash!— Regan (@Reganland) November 9, 2021
Welcome to the NWSL, San Diego Wave FC ⚽️What do we think folks?
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 9, 2021
kc current watching san diego be called wave pic.twitter.com/UGN15dK6fY— princess press (@_cp23_) November 9, 2021
San Diego Wave vs. Kansas City Current potential rivalry names:-The Water War
-The Strife Aquatic
— Adam Whittaker Snavely | Mercuutio (@Snaves) November 9, 2021