The legend of Boaty McBoatFace is alive and well.
San Diego is vying for a new Major League Soccer team in 2020. SoccerCity SD, the group behind the expansion, made a critical error (or a brilliant decision) to let a public poll decide the team name.
The public has spoken. As of about 9 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Footy McFooty Face is in the lead with 8,525 votes. That's more than three times more than the nearest competitor, the much more traditional-sounding "San Diego Surf."
The rest of the proposed names is a mix of very possible and hilarious but unlikely monikers.
- San Diego Bad Hombres
- Mission San Diego FC
- San Diego Sol
- San Diego Armada
- San Diego Chargers
- San Diego Football Club
The team doesn't exist yet, but it already has a Twitter account.
And fans are flocking to the name.