MLS Mascots

Major League Soccer's 20 clubs are represented by 15 mascots, whose duties range from escorting their respective teams onto the field to prowling the stands and entertaining supporters.

Chicago Fire
Name: Sparky
Species: Dog
Debuted: 1998
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Sport's Opinion: "He might be named after another Chicago icon, Clark W. Griswold. The only person I can think of who wouldn't like Sparky is Cruella De Vil."

Colorado Rapids
Name: Marco Van Bison, Edson, Jorge El Mapache and Franz 
Species: Bison, Eagle, Raccoon and Fox
Debuted: 2007-8
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Sport's Opinion: "Since they have four mascots, the Rapids should never have a problem figuring out who goes on their Mascot Mount Rushmore."


Columbus Crew
Name: Crew Cat
Species: Cat
Debuted: 1996
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Sport's Opinion: "Since he's a workingman's cat, I think Crew Cat needs to carry a lunch box. It would go along nicely with his hard hat."




D.C. United
Name: Talon
Species: Eagle
Debuted: 1996
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Sport's Opinion: "Apparently, Talon has large talons. I know Big Bird is tall, but he's just a canary. Talon is a lot scarier, since he's a bird of prey."







FC Dallas
Name: Tex Hooper
Species: Bull
Debuted: 2005
Sport's Opinion: "A bull wearing red does not seem to be a good combination, but Tex always has a big grin on his face. Maybe he's a friendly bull, just like Ferdinand."





Houston Dynamo
Name: Diesel
Species: Fox
Debuted: 2007
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Sport's Opinion: "Diesel may be orange, but he is technically considered a red fox. The only other red foxes I know are Robin Hood, Tod from 'The Fox and the Hound' and Fred Sanford."


Los Angeles Galaxy
Name: Cozmo
Species: Alien
Debuted: 2003
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Sport's Opinion: "Having traveled a billion miles to get to Earth, he's seems to be in a very good mood. I wonder if he knows ALF?"






Montreal Impact
Name: Tac-Tik
Species: Dog 
Sport's Opinion: "His name sounds like a breath mint, and I'm sure Tac-Tik could use a Tic Tac, since he's a dog. But is that a hat, or does he have a soccer ball growing out of his head?"







New England Revolution
Name: Slyde
Species: Fox
Debuted: 1996
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Sport's Opinion: "Slyde is one of the original MLS mascots. But even though you get crazy when you're old, he can just say that he's crazy like a fox!"




Orlando City SC
Name: Kingston
Species: Lion
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Sport's Opinion: "Kingston is the most realistic-looking lion mascot I've ever seen. That also means he's the scariest lion mascot I've ever seen. I will play dead if he ever comes near me."



Portland Timbers
Name: Timber Joey
Species: Human
Debuted: 2008
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Sport's Opinion: "Timber Joey is the most skilled MLS mascot there is! He uses a real chainsaw to cut real wood. Even Paul Bunyan would be jealous."



Real Salt Lake
Name: Leo
Species: Lion
Debuted: 2006
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Sport's Opinion: "Rather than him being a cowardly lion, I need to have courage to approach Leo. He's a lion with no pupils!"





San Jose Earthquakes
Name: Q
Species: Monster
Debuted: 2004
Sport's Opinion: "I'm not sure what Q is. He seems to be pretty young to already have gray hair. His blue skin may mean he's related to the Smurfs. Or maybe he's a long-lost Muppet."








Sporting Kansas City
Name: Blue
Species: Dog
Debuted: 2011
Sport's Opinion: "He's got the perfect name for a dog. And since dogs are man's best friend, Blue must have a lot of friends in Kansas City."












Vancouver Whitecaps
Name: Spike
Species: Belted Kingfisher
Debuted: 2011
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Sport's Opinion: "Fish is his favorite dish, and I bet 'Hold Tight' is his favorite song. Though every time I see a 6-foot-tall bird, I just hope he doesn't confuse me for a fish."

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