While it may not have the celebrity investors of their expansion sisters Angel City FC, the new National Women’s Soccer League franchise in San Diego is making waves this week — including the unveiling of its crest and colours.
San Diego Wave FC introduced the crest during a live stream event on its website on Wednesday, Dec. 13. It features a two-tone blue wave curling around an orange sun setting over a light blue ocean. The surrounding shield is magenta with a white border and contains the arched words “SAN DIEGO” written out in white.
According to the unveiling video, the colours represent “a sky as vibrant and proud as our culture … the sand we play in and the common ground we share — colours that showcase the beauty of our Pacific Ocean and harness the power of the wave.”
The shield symbolizes “strength for our city to stand behind” and the horizon honours “where we have been and where we are going.”
“We are thrilled to unveil our colors and crest that have been inspired by San Diego’s beauty, it’s culture and the sheer power of the Pacific Ocean,” said club president and former U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis in a press release. “We are confident that our players and fans near and far will enjoy wearing our crest and colors while proudly representing and supporting San Diego Wave Fútbol Club.”
Kits will be unveiled at a later date.
The crest unveiling caps off a big couple of days for San Diego Wave FC. The club also announced on Monday, Dec. 13, that its had signed USWNT superstar Alex Morgan for its inaugural season in 2022.
The club will start the 2022 season in March at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego before moving to Snapdragon Stadium at San Diego State University, which is scheduled to be complete in September 2022.
Feature graphic courtesy @SanDiegoWaveFC / Twitter