Leaked crests were bound to start popping up eventually, with the announcement of Nashville's MLS branding expected next week. We got our first sighting of one today, thanks to Lids and spotted by HasBeen, a Nashville sports blog.
The leaked crest is an octagon shape, featuring a large "N" flanked by... headphones? Sound waves? The color scheme includes a darker blue than what is currently being used by NSC, and a much brighter yellow that comes close to neon.
While this crest is yet unconfirmed (we've reached out to NSC for comment with no answer as of yet), it does line up with the color scheme and theme from the club's "March To MLS" event on the 20th. It's also very possible that this is a secondary mark, and not the actual crest the club will use. As we expected, though, it appears the club will continue to use the name "Nashville Soccer Club."
First reactions from fans were mixed at best: