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Legion FC Adds Forward Eddie Opoku

March 22, 2019 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC have added Columbus Crew SC forward Edward Opoku on a season-long loan. Opoku may be recalled by Columbus from the open-ended loan spell at any time during the season. "Eddie is another key attacking piece that we're excited to add to the group," said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. "We're happy to have Eddie join the team, and we want to get him acclimated as quickly as we can." Opoku, 22, was selected by Crew SC with the ninth pi... Full Story

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Legion FC Midfielder Zach Herivaux Receives International Call Up

March 21, 2019 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC midfielder Zach Herivaux has received an international call up to represent Haiti in a match versus Cuba on Sunday, March 24. The match is a part of CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying and will be played at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. "It's exciting to have one of our players called in to national team duty," said Legion FC President and GM Jay Heaps. "Zach continues to work hard and that's always reinforced when you get called in to... Full Story

Big Plays Earn Three Standouts Week 6 AAF Player of the Week Honors

March 18, 2019 - Birmingham Iron quarterback Luis Perez, San Antonio Commanders defensive back Derron Smith and Arizona Hotshots defensive end Rykeem Yates were named Alliance of American Football Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Unsung Hero of the Week, respectively, for week six of the AAF season. Luis Perez completed 27 of 49 passes for 359 yards, 3 touchdowns and two interceptions in the Birmingham Iron's 32-29 victory over the San Diego Fleet. He came off the bench when starting quarterback Keith P... Full Story

Week 6 Postgame Notes & Quotes

March 18, 2019 - POSTGAME NOTES - Last week, the Fleet became the first team in The Alliance to win on a score as time expired (a 44-yard FG by K Donny Hageman). Tonight, the Iron matched the feat with a 44-yard, game-winning field goal by K Nick Novak as time expired. - Birmingham was the only team in the AAF Eastern Conference to win in Week 6; conversely, San Diego was the only team in the AAF Western Conference to lose in Week 6. - Birmingham QB Keith Price made his first start of the season. The pr... Full Story

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Birmingham Iron running back Trent Richardson prepares to spike the ball following a first quarter TD run against the Atlanta Legends
Birmingham Iron running back Trent Richardson prepares to spike the ball following a first quarter TD run against the Atlanta Legends


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