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Birmingham Legion FC to Launch USL League Two Team in Summer 2024

March 26, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Birmingham Legion FC News Release

BIRMINGHAM, Ala - In conjunction with the United Soccer League, Birmingham Legion FC announced today the launch of a USL League Two team that will compete in the upcoming 2024 season.

Birmingham Legion FC 2 will provide a new pathway for local, elite male players between college and professional soccer. In partnership with Birmingham United Soccer Association/Alabama Football Club, the team will identify and grow talent in the Birmingham soccer community.

"The game of soccer in Alabama continues to grow each year," said President and General Manager Jay Heaps. "Legion FC's mission, through our partnership with Alabama FC, is to continue the development of the local players in this area with a pathway to professional soccer."

"We are excited to announce another wonderful partnership with the Legion and Alabama FC, with the addition of the Men's USL League Two team this summer," said BUSA/Alabama FC Executive Director Andrew Brower. "The opportunities that will be provided to our college-based men's players in the summer months will allow for more growth and development at the top of our player pyramid. We are grateful to be able to serve a great need in Birmingham and grateful for our partnership with the Legion FC."

USL League Two is a pathway to professional soccer to develop the next generation of talent on and off the field. USL League Two kicks off its season in May with 128 clubs across 18 divisions. Birmingham Legion FC 2 is in the South-Central Division of the Southern Conference.

Birmingham Legion FC 2 coaches and players will be unveiled in the coming weeks via bhmlegion on social media channels and website -

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