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Legion FC Signs Top Young Prospect in America

January 14, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Birmingham Legion FC News Release

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of 15-year-old midfielder Matthew Corcoran. One of the top young prospects in America according to TopDrawerSoccer, Corcoran will join Legion FC's roster this preseason, pending league and federation approval.

"We are excited to add Matthew to our first team roster," said Jay Heaps, Legion FC President and General Manager. "He already has an excellent skillset and ability, and we look forward to continuing his development within our group."

He played with the Dallas Texans before signing for the FC Dallas Academy, where he helped the under-15's win the FC Bayern Adidas Campus Cup in Munich, Germany in 2019 and the Dallas Cup in 2021. The Texan then made his professional debut in April 2021 with USL League One side North Texas SC.

"I am both honored and excited to be joining Birmingham Legion FC," said Corcoran. "The club stood out to me as a club that would allow me to grow as a player while competing for championships. I look forward to continuing my growth under Coach Soehn and his staff while soaking up everything I can from the senior players. Players want to do everything they can to bring a title to their supporters, and I will do everything I can to help make that happen."

Transaction: Birmingham Legion FC signed midfielder Matthew Corcoran on January 14, 2022.

Player Profile:

Name: Matthew Corcoran

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5' 10"

Birthdate: February 17, 2006 (age: 15)

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Citizenship: United States

Previous Club: FC Dallas Academy

Instagram: @matthew.corcoran8

Corcoran and his new teammates will kick off the 2022 season at home on Sunday, March 13 at 4:00pm at the new home of Legion FC, Protective Stadium, and season tickets are available now! Find more info at

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