New Orleans United was founded in 1996 after New Orleans failed MLB expansion bid that went to Florida and Colorado. The desire for a team beyond the Saints was strong in the city so New Orleans United was founded. The owners of the team are also owners of an English Cricket club which has caused some friction with the fanbase as the owners can treat New Orleans 2nd to the Cricket club. The owners named the team United because their boyhood team was Manchester United.
The rest of the identity is all about New Orleans from the team's sponsor (Popeye's Chicken) to the colors (Purple, Green and Gold) to the logo and the clubs nickname "Zombies." The badge features a creole style skull on a divided shield and NOU lockup. The team's primary kit features green and purple stripes over gold shorts and striped socks. The team's change kit features an tonal skull on gold with purple shorts and gold socks. The neck taping of both features "Zombie Nation" the team's supporter group.
Location: New Orleans, LA / Nickname: Zombies / Stadium: The Bayou / Founded: 1996