@DirtySouthSoc reported that the MLS (in their all-encompassing judge and jury) has officially told the Minnesota expansion franchise they must choose a new nickname as there are already enough teams named "United". Their fans are understandably upset by this and have even gone so far as to start a change.org petition to ask Garber & Co. to reconsider their decision.
Personally, I could care less if Minnesota wants to call themselves United. If they like United as well, then so be it. However, in their online petition they threw a cheap shot at ATL, saying, "There are a half dozen metros in the US & Canada that could justify being called United, Atlanta is not one of them by any definition." Petition also requests AUFC be made to change our name if they can't have it either...which is over-the-top ridiculous and asinine.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fan starts petition to MLS and Don Garber over 'United-gate' controversy <a href="https://t.co/IiyOciqL4A">https://t.co/IiyOciqL4A</a> <a href="https://t.co/XTnXJmjjf2">pic.twitter.com/XTnXJmjjf2</a></p>— Dirty South Soccer (@DirtySouthSoc) <a href="https://twitter.com/DirtySouthSoc/status/700093855484506114">February 17, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>