Report: Washington’s new name and logo to be revealed in early 2022, burgundy and gold colors remain
Love it or hate it, the Washington soccer team is here to stay at least one more season.
The major news was delivered in a lengthy report on Washington President Jason Wright and his predicament in subverting the organizational culture of the Washington Post’s Nicki Jhabvala.
A year ago this week, Washington got rid of its controversial old name. Since then, the team has received over 40,000 fan name and logo submissions, focus groups, and surveys with the help of a digital design agency called Code and Theory.
The idea was to be as transparent as possible about the process, even going so far as to deploy a website to do just that. This website, WashingtonJourney.com, gave more than a hint that this would be the case in February. Now fans have an even more precise timeline of when to expect a more permanent transition to a new identity.
Importantly, the confirmation that the new name won’t come without retaining the ever-prominent burgundy and gold color scheme that has remained a staple since the original name was dropped.
Additionally, Wright plans to move into a new stadium once Washington’s FedExField lease expires in five years, Jhabvala reported. Wright said the vision for the new stadium is to be a year-round entertainment venue for concerts and events.