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New Seattle women's team still weighing name options

Word leaked out that the new Seattle women's team was going to be called the Sirens, but Sounder at Heart has learned that's just one of at least three options that are being considered.

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Victor Decolongon

The new Seattle women's pro soccer team has not yet announced a name, and it would appear there are still several options being considered. Sounder at Heart has learned that Seattle Reign FC and, simply, Seattle FC are at least two of the possible names being considered. Domains with both of those names are registered to Bill Predmore, who is the owner of the Seattle franchise in the still unnamed professional league.

Last week, David Falk discovered that Seattle Sirens FC has also been registered to Predmore.

If Seattle Reign sounds familiar, that's because it's actually been used for a professional women's team before. The Reign were one of eight teams to play in the short-lived American Basketball League from 1996-98, which had the misfortune of going head-to-head with the NBA-backed WNBA.

Seattle FC also may sound familiar, and not just because it's a bit generic. That was one of the names that was on the ballot in the vote that ultimately resulted in "Seattle Sounders" as the write-in winner. Seattle Republic and Seattle Alliance were the other names that appeared on that ballot.

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