Legion FC Adds Forward Eddie Opoku
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 pick (32nd overall) of the Second Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. To date, the Ghanaian forward has made five regular-season appearances (one start) for the Crew.
Prior to joining Columbus, Opoku attended the University of Virginia from 2015-2017, making 53 appearances (all starts) while registering 16 goals and nine assists. In three years in Charlottesville, he earned three all-conference honors, making two All-ACC Second Teams and one All-ACC Third Team.
Opoku joins the team this week and will make the trip to Louisville next weekend to face Lou City FC on March 30.
Legion FC Head Coach Tommy Soehn was a part of the Crew staff last season and worked with Opoku after he joined Columbus.
Transaction: On March 22, 2019, forward Edward Opoku joined Legion FC on an open-ended, season-long loan from MLS side Columbus Crew SC, pending league and federation approval.
Name: Edward "Eddie" Opoku
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 139 lbs.
Birthdate: August 1, 1996 (age: 22)
Hometown: Konongo, Ashanti, Ghana
Previous Club: Columbus Crew SC (MLS)
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