ISL: 5 Things you should know about Mumbai City FC
The anxiety and expectations are palpable as the excitement reaches fever pitch with just a day to go to the opening kick-off of the much anticipated Hero Indian Super League (ISL). Sourav Ganguly’s Atletico de Kolkata will lock horns with Ranbir Kapoor’s Mumbai City FC in the opening game tomorrow at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.Mumbai are one of the favourites for the title in the inaugural season of the ISL. The team has performed well in its warm-up games as well, winning every single one of them.As its players prepare for their big opening clash tomorrow, here are five things you need to know about the club that is Mumbai City FC.
#1 Deconstructing the teams logo
The image of the local train stands out in the team crest of Mumbai City FC. But that apart there are other elements associated with the city ingrained as well in the logo.
The fort-like designs on top are reflections of a resilient fortress that stands proudly reflecting the determined spirit of the city. The seven stars symbolise the islands that form Mumbai and of course the Mumbai local train, known as Mumbai's lifeline, which represents the city’s forever bustling, energetic nature.