Feb 22, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT
I was about to twist off on Paris Saint-Germain for changing its logo, for rejecting the very element that makes soccer supporters in the New World so very jealous: that European soccer comes attached to real history.
I was aware that Paris Saint-Germain’s relatively late establishment (in 1970) made it much younger than most of the European heavyweight clubs. Still, that’s a good, solid 40 years and change.
But then I did the research. Turns out, PSG changes logos about as often as Larry King changes wives.
So, I guess the new logo isn’t such a big deal. It does have a certain cleanliness and tidiness about it, eh?
(And I will resist the cynical notion that the newest logo switcheroo is somehow attached to David Beckham’s arrival, to the desire to squeeze the most possible splash from Becks’ ballyhooed arrival. … Must. Resist. … Difficult …)
Here are the PSG logos through the years. The new one, of course, is above and to the right.
- Frank Lampard delighted to sign for New York City FC, start MLS adventure 0
- Official: Frank Lampard unveiled as New York City FC’s latest signing 2
- Sporting Club announces plans for $75 million “soccer village” for US Soccer National Training Center 4
- “Embarrassed” in LA, thrilled in Manchester: Reactions to 7-0 beatdown 11
- Liverpool 0-1 AS Roma: Marco Borriello winner gives Italians victory at Fenway 0
- Houston Dynamo land USMNT legend DaMarcus Beasley 5