New Jersey politicians are considering legislation that would force Red Bull New York — formerly the New York/New Jersey Metrostars — to have a team name that reflects "the importance of Jersey Pride." No word on whether or not the legislation would require the team to play in muscle shirts and gold chains.
I guess it's fine if the Giants or the Jets do it, but the people of New Jersey will be damned if they're going to let the freaking MLS snub them. If you're a barely-.500 soccer team and play in New Jersey, you will damn well have "Jersey" somewhere on your jersey, whether you like it or not.
I agree with the New Jersey people. If they want a fanbase in New Jersey and funding from the state, they can put "New Jersey" somewhere in their name. And if they don't, they will feel the wrath, from Exit 1 all the way up to Exit 18W.
Politicians see red over Metros' new moniker [NorthJersey.com]