Memphis 901 FC Gutted Late at Birmingham Legion FC
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham Legion FC scored in the 90th minute and moved its unbeaten streak to six-straight matches with a 1-0 win over Memphis 901 FC Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala.
The match continued a tough stretch on the 901 FC schedule, as the club has played seven-straight games against teams in the playoff picture at the time they faced Memphis. Memphis has earned a point in eight of its last 14 matches.
Memphis (4-12-7, 19 pts) ran into a buzzsaw Birmingham (8-10-5, 29 pts) team that is one of only two teams in the USL Championship Eastern Conference that has not lost in its last five matches.
901 FC led the possession battle, 60 percent-40 percent, and was accurate with 81 percent of its passes.
Birmingham's goal was scored by Daniel Johnson and assisted by Brian Wright.
901 FC remains on the road for a showdown at Tampa Bay Rowdies next Saturday night at 6:30 (CT). Memphis' next match in Downtown Memphis is Saturday, Sept. 7 against Swope Park Rangers.
Tickets for the remainder of the season are available at www.memphis901fc.com/tickets .
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Memphis 901 FC Starting XI
1 (GK) Jeff Caldwell, 3 (D) Abdi Mohamed, 32 (D) Liam Doyle, 8 (D) Marc Burch (c), 17 (D) Ewan Grandison, 27 (M) Cam Lindley, 6 (M) Dan Metzger, 31 (M) Pierre Da Silva, 10 (M) Adam Najem, 30 (M) Marcus Epps, 29 (F) Brandon Allen
Subs: 25 (GK) Jim Barkei, 28 (F) Jochen Graf, 2 (D) Morgan Hackworth, 11 (F) Lagos Kunga, 21 (F) Duane Muckette, 23 (M) Leston Paul, 20 (D) Todd Pratzner
Substitutions: 50' Leston Paul on, Dan Metzger off... 66' Lagos Kunga on, Pierre Da Silva off... 90+' Duane Muckette on, Cam Lindley off
Birmingham Legion FC Starting XI
1 (GK) Matt Van Oekel, 5 (D) Mikey Lopez (c), 22 (D) Mathieu Laurent, 30 (D) Razak Cromwell, 15 (D) Akeem Ward, 6 (M) Anderson Asiedu, 11 (F) J.J. Williams, 12 (F) Eric Avila, 10 (F) Prosper Kasim, 27 (F) Edward Opoku, 7 (F) Brian Wright
Subs: 8 (M) Joseph Holland, 14 (M) Daniel Johnson, 23 (D) Benjamin Kucera, 13 (F) Tyler Savitsky, 18 (GK) Trevor Spangenberg, 2 (M) Marcos Ugarte
Substitutions: 11' Joseph Holland on, Edward Opoku off... 65' Daniel Johnson on, Joseph Holland off... 90+' Benjamin Kucera on, Brian Wright off
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Ewan Grandison of Memphis 901 FC vs. Birmingham Legion FC
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