Team owners pose with USL President Jake Edwards and USL Birmingham Vice President Morgan Copes on Tuesday at the announcement of Birmingham’s new soccer team. (Photo, USL)

Hundreds of soccer fans gathered at Good People Brewing Company in August to hear the good news. United Soccer League President, Jake Edwards, was in town to make the announcement: Birmingham is getting their own professional soccer team. The team will make their USL debut in 2019 and plans on playing downtown.

The team will be Birmingham Legion FC, a tribute to Birmingham’s historic Legion Field.

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