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USL Championship Announces 2021 Season Format

USL Birmingham Legion FC January 21, 2021 - TAMPA, Fla. - The USL Championship announced on Thursday following the league's Board of Governors meeting that the 2021 regular season will begin on or about May 1, see the teams split in to four divisions, and will contain a 32-game slate running across 27 weeks through the end of October with playoffs scheduled for November. In voting for a flexible start date, the Governors have approved for clubs to begin play anywhere between April 24th and May 15th. Further announcements on scheduling... Full Story

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Legion FC Signs Forward JJ Williams

USL Birmingham Legion FC January 19, 2021 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of forward JJ Williams to a multi-year deal, pending league and federation approval. Williams previously competed for Legion FC during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, during two separate loan stints from Major League Soccer clubs Columbus Crew SC and Atlanta United FC. "After two successful loan spells with the club, we are excited to add JJ on a more permanent basis ahead of the 2021 season," said Jay Heaps, Legion FC president and... Full Story

Legion FC Signs 2020 Golden Boot Winner Junior Flemmings

USL Birmingham Legion FC January 13, 2021 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of forward Junior Flemmings to a one-year deal - with a team option for a second season - pending league and federation approval and completion of a P1 visa. Flemmings joins Legion FC after two seasons in Phoenix where he scored 31 goals and added 12 assists in 45 appearances. His 29 regular season goals the last two years were the most in the league, and he helped Rising FC win the 2019 USL Championship Regular Season title. F... Full Story

Chicago White Sox Invite Birmingham Barons to Return as Affiliate

SL Birmingham Barons December 9, 2020 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Chicago White Sox extended an invitation to the Birmingham Barons to remain the organization's Class AA affiliate. The White Sox released the following statement: "The Chicago White Sox today invited the following four minor-league organizations to continue as the club's affiliates in Major League Baseball's new player development structure: - Class AAA Charlotte Knights (Charlotte, N.C.) - Class AA Birmingham Barons (Birmingham, Ala.) - Class A Winston-S... Full Story

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