The National Sports Center announced today via live webcast that “NSC Minnesota” is the name of the new professional Division II soccer team that is owned and operated by the NSC. The organization also revealed their new logo and team colors.
While the official name of the team is NSC Minnesota, the organization has named their team the “Stars”. The name “Stars” has significance for NSC in several areas. The NSC logo itself has a star in it representing the North Star which is the Minnesota State nickname. The North Star State” evolved from the State Motto L’Etoile du Nord or “Star of the North.” Also, North Star FC was the most popular name in the voting contest conducted by the non-profit. Because of a myriad of trademark issues that could have been an issue in the future, the organization decided to go with one of the other favorite choices in NSC Minnesota.
The team also unveiled the new logo with the team colors of dark blue and yellow. The shield is a variation on some of the newer shaped shields like Arsenal’s but has a harder angle at the top. It’s bordered with two vertical yellow lines and has the star in the logo.
The team also announced a temporary website until a specific one is built for the team. You can also go to NSCMinnesota.com, which will redirect you to the temporary website. No doubt, the latter will be the eventual home of the team.
During the webcast, Bjerkness also updated fans on some of the major developments coming in the near future:
- » The league will be announcing the game schedule early next week. As soon as that is finalized, the Stars will begin ticket sales.
- » A new coach will be hired within a week to 10 days.
- » Players will begin to be signed soon after a coach is selected. It will take about eight weeks to fill the team’s roster.
- » Coerver Coaching Minnesota has been selected as a partner to operate youth soccer camps and clinics for the team.