Baltimore is one of the founding members of the first professional league in the United States, but much of their early history was in lower divisions. Now, they have solidified themselves in the Premier League since 1952. Despite the early struggles, they have perhaps the fiercest supporters. They are known as the Crabs and play at the Camden Pitch, largely considered one of the greatest stadiums in the world. It was so beloved in Baltimore when the local baseball team needed a new stadium in the 90s, they built it right next door and called it Camden Yards.
They aren't without hardware, they’ve captured 2 Championships, 4 US Open Cups, and 3 League Cups. Laurie Cunningham is one of their all-time great players joining the team in 1978 and they have intense rivalry with The District dating back to both team’s founding’s in 1888.
The logo features the flag of Baltimore in a circle and banner. In the banner a silhouette of a crab is featured.
The kits are made by local athletic company Under Armor and feature the flag of Baltimore on the primary kits with black shorts and gold socks. The change kit is all white. Inside the collar of both are the words that are sung at all "Crab" games: HI DE HI DE HI DE HI. Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Mooch" became the team song at a match in the mid 1930's. It was a popular song of the day and Cab came to the match which he was greeted by the entire crowd singing "HI DE HI DE HI DE HI." It quickly became a tradition.