There have been some odd picks for jersey sponsors for soccer teams. For example, the team of the famously poorly shaved Eddie Gaven is sponsored by Barbasol.
Anyway, FC New York has picked up an interesting sponsor: Mitt Romney.
Apparently, it’s not Romney per se, but a donor that prefers to remain anonymous who paid for the Romney logo and slogan to go on the jerseys.
I didn’t know you could do that, but hey.
Despite having the words “New York” in their name, it’s a minor league team. The Queens based club started in the bottom tiers of the professional game last year as a member of the USL-Pro league, the US’s third division. They only managed six wins all season and fired their coach after a month. The team is now playing in the National Premier Soccer League, which makes them fourth division and amateur. This season they have managed two wins for ten points and a -9 goal differential.
Not sure if that says anything for the politics of the team, but I hope it’s some sort of omen.