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Philadelphia Union asking young fans to help them create a mascot

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The Union announced a mascot search on Wednesday

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Philadelphia is famous for mascots — well, one named Phillie Phanatic at least — so it kind of makes sense that the Philadelphia Union would want one of their own. Right?

The Union aren’t going to just create one in a boardroom though.

On Wednesday, the club announced an official “Mascot Search” promotion, encouraging young fans to submit designs and concepts.

David Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic, is involved with the project. He will “optimize the final designs for a mascot suit company to create,” according to a press release.

The Union mascot will join the Phanatic, the Eagles’ Swoop and the Sixers’ Franklin among the five major sports teams (the Soul have a mascot appropriately name Soul Man). The Flyers once had a mascot named Slapshot, but that didn’t last long.

Fifteen MLS teams apparently already have mascots, but good luck naming all of them without the help of Google. Ditto for the 20 mascots in the Premier League.

For more information on how to submit a design, visit www.philadelphiaunion/mascot.

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