The Top 5 Best MLS Soccer Mascots
Major league soccer is coming to an end with the beginning of the playoff season and soccer mascots are getting ready to perform and help fans cheer on their favourite teams. We explore the top five MLS teams who do a great job interacting with fans and getting them to cheer in the stands.
Take example from these mascots as they use features, personalities and names that reflect each team’s brand and what they stand for.
Spike – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Spike is a belted kingfisher which is a type of bird native to Canada. This soccer mascot first appeared in 2011, after the previous mascot name Winger retired, and sports his team’s jersey with number 74. Spike represented the team’s move into MLS, and the new generation of the Vancouver Whitecaps. You can catch him hanging out at BC Place Stadium while eating his favourite food – fish tacos.
Tac-Tik – Montreal Impact
This soccer mascot represents one of the three Canadian soccer teams in the MLS. He is a kid-friendly dog with big eyes, brown fur, a giant smile, a blue nose and a soccer ball on his head. He’s everything you need in a sports mascot to cheer on the fans with his energetic personality and approachable demeanor.
Cozmo – Los Angeles Galaxy
Cozmo made his first appearance in 2003, and he is said to have landed on earth from outer space. He went on a journey to find the perfect Galaxy for his new home, but ended up landing in Carson, California. Since only humans are allowed on play in the MLS, the martian became the team’s soccer mascot.
Leo the Lion – Real Salt Lake
As you can guess, Leo is a lion. But he’s not your typical lion as he enjoys acrobatics, as well as launching t-shirts, confetti and silly string into the crowd on game days. While Real Salt Lake players have an off-season to train and relax, Leo still makes community appearances all year. He likes to go to birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, parades and community events. This is one of many soccer mascots that want to see you at the next soccer game.
Talon the Eagle – D.C. United
This soccer mascot celebrates his birthday in April when he made his first appearance in 1996. Ever since he’s been enjoying North American soccer and has been exercising to keep up with the game. Now, after a few wing and talon injuries, Talon is back on the field with a new look. He looks slimmer and more athletic than ever before, and has a more kid-friendly appearance.
These soccer mascots are just some examples of how brands use them for their grassroot marketing tactics. You don’t need to be a sports team to have a mascot; they’re great additions to schools, corporations, parades, festivals, communities and more. Contact Hogtown Mascots to turn your idea into a custom mascot today!