Chelsea has the Blues and Guadalajara its Chivas. Fresno FC, the new entry headed next year into its inaugural season in the United Soccer League?
Let’s meet Los Zorros, or The Foxes, the nickname and mascot unveiled this week for the professional club that will debut in March.
It seemed a natural fit, the club stated in a news release, given that the fox is an animal indigenous to the San Joaquin Valley and “known for its small stature, fierce demeanor and legendary survival instincts.”
The Fox, Fresno FC added, “is crafty, smart, and doesn’t back down, creating its own path to thrive – all values embedded in the culture of the Central Valley.”
“We really wanted to create something that captured the spirit and attitude of the region,” Fresno FC general manager Frank Yallop said. “I believe the fox is a true representation of that, with its uncanny ability to persevere in the ever-changing environment that is the San Joaquin Valley.
“We were inspired by its tenacity and are excited to have a symbol that reflects that in our club.”
Continuing the introductions, Fresno FC says it will name its new coach at a news conference Thursday morning at Chukchansi Park, where it will play home matches.