Does 'team' take singular or plural verb? I know some people say one or the other, but usage wise I'm going for both, or is that just impossible? If I have to nail my colours to a mast I'm going for plural. Actually my question really stems from whether we use singular or plural for the names of football teams. Torquay United is/are a good (or maybe bad I'm not sure these days) team. Again I always use plural: I hope Torquay United (beleive me I chose this randomly) win the FA Cup.