Cleveland's America League club is another identity that is heavily influenced by the ethnicity of its citizens. Forest City celebrates 2: Polish and Czech heritage. The layout of the crest is similar to the Czech Coat of arms with the Bohemian Lion in the upper right and lower left quadrants which is reversed from the actual crest, so it wasn't "too Czech.” Polish eagles sit in the other two quadrants. The team is naturally known as the Griffins and they play in Cuyahoga Park.
Why the duel heritage? When Forest City SC was created, the ownership group wanted to recognize the achievements of 2 amateur teams from the past. One of them being a team made of Polish immigrants, and the other Czech. They both called what is now known as Slavic Village home. Between the 2 of them they won many Ohio Amateur Championships as well as a few amateur national championships.
The uniforms take their cues from the crest featuring a tonal checkerboard on the primary kit with a louder checkerboard on the change. Local company Sherwin Williams is the sponsor. Inside the collar of both reads: Česká (Czech) Polska (Poland).