San Diego’s NASL soccer team unveils name – The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego’s new professional soccer team has a name: 1904 FC.

The FC stands for Football Club, a standard abbreviation for soccer teams around the world. The 1904 is not quite as obvious.

It is not the year the city was established (San Diego was in 1769), or the year the club began like Germany’s FC Schalke 04, which was founded in 1904. It is a numerical representation of “SD,” S being the 19th letter of alphabet and D the fourth.

19-04. Get it?