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US Soccer releases crest for centenary anniversary

14 January 4:15 pm

US Soccer releases crest for centenary anniversary

By Nicholas Rosano

As befitting a centenary year, the US Soccer Federation has released a special crest commemorating the landmark occasion for American soccer.

The crest is now prominent on the US Soccer website, with the centenary home page featuring an informative section on the history of the sport in the USA.

It's not a radical departure from the norm – a sash reading "1913 ~ CENTENNIAL ~ 2013" has been placed under the normal crest – but it catches the eye without much change to a recognizable logo.

Of course, a commemorative crest isn't the only thing the USSF has planned to honor the federation's centenary. Though the USSF has yet to confirm them, there are strong rumors floating around that the US men's national team will face off against Germany in May, a match that would pit US manager Jurgen Klinsmann against his former team and former assistant Joachim Löw.

And while that is all well and good, there is still one overarching present that would make the USSF's centenary a truly celebratory occasion: qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which would be the USMNT's seventh consecutive appearance.

What do you think of the crest? Too much? Not flashy enough? Feel free to share your thoughts and any others about US Soccer's centenary in the comments section below.