FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The New England Revolution unveiled the team's new logo Wednesday, marking the first time the club has changed its logo since it was founded in 1994.
The new logo switches the classic "crayon flag" logo to a new modern look featuring an "R" in the style of revolutionary war era typography with a red strikethrough the club said was meant to signify "the defiant and patriotic spirit of the American Revolution."
Revolution President Brian Bilello said in a statement the team began the process of designing a new logo several years ago using input from fans and he's happy with the results.
“We are proud of our history as a founding member club of Major League Soccer, and after more than 25 years, we felt an evolution of our brand identity was an important step to continue our club’s upward trajectory and better reflect our growth and ambitions as an organization,” Bilello said.
The Revolution will continue with their old logo for the remainder of the season and will debut the new logo starting with their 2022 Major League Soccer campaign. They'll take the old logo for one last playoff ride this fall as the Revolution look to win their first-ever MLS Cup.
The club is having a historic season, winning their first-ever Supporters Shield, the regular-season championship, and breaking the single-season points record for an MLS team with one game remaining. They're back in action this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Foxborough to face Inter Miami.