Last year, Barcelona had Lautaro Frecha in their defense. Never quite sure who'll be on the Euro league rosters till gametime, so we'll see if he's still there this year.
I'll be cheering for the Fehervar Enthroners from Hungary. This will be their first season in ELF. Hec-Crighton-winner Chris Merchant was their QB last year. Sadly, he has since retired after suffering an ACL injury in Australia. But I'll still be rooting for Fehervar to make an impact in ELF.
You know, being from Paris, I was really looking forward to supporting the team. But the name Saints is just plain dumb. With all the cool names they could have come up with (Musketeers/Mousquetaires was a favorite), they chose one that has no meaning, no history associated with Paris, and sounds WAY TOO CLOSE to Paris Saint Germain. Not gonna help those Google searches much!
I'm super stoked about the change, and most of the fans are It really made no sense to have Saints as our monicker, as it really doesn't ring a bell here.
I wouldn't mind some kind of association with the NOLA team down the line, given the common history of France & Louisiana, but made it sound too much like a farm team. And to be honest, Paris Saint Germain (soccer) reigns supreme here, so wouldn't have helped with medias, Google searches, etc