By Patrick Brickson Birmingham Legion has never been this high. The first goal in franchise history was as clever as it was decisive, and somehow it was matched in brilliance not 5 minutes later by none other than Chandler Hoffman.
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Matchday 3: Battle in the Blue Grass
By: Patrick Brickson It’s never too early to start making rivals. Louisville is a short five-hour drive up I-65 from Birmingham, close enough by American professional sports standards. Smack in between the two cities is Nashville, another municipality with a blossoming soccer scene.
Busy Off-week for Legion FC
By: Tyler Patchen Despite a bye week for Legion FC, as international sides are set to compete against each other this week, the local club is constantly tuning and making moves to secure its standing as Spring comes around.
Soccer: The “Sport of the Future”? I think not!
By: Vince Schilleci Soccer is not the sport of the future here in the US. Soccer is the sport of over 3,000,000 youth registered to play throughout the US year in and year out. Soccer is the sport of little girls that have traded in ballet shoes for soccer cleats. Soccer is the sport of…
Match Day 2 Rewind: Everything but the Goal
By: Patrick Brickson Last Saturday evening, Legion FC welcomed USL Eastern Division opponents, Ottawa Fury. It was an early season test against a defense-minded club on a chilly night in the Magic City.
Match Day 2: Legion FC makes roster moves to solidify attack as Ottawa Fury brings stingy defense to the Magic City
By: Tyler Patchen After Birmingham Legion FC’s inaugural game, having suffered a 0-2 loss to Bethlehem Steel, the team is looking for another shot at victory in Saturday’s showdown with Ottawa Fury FC.
Come on you ‘Boys in Black’
A persistent drumbeat permeated the souls of 5,800 Legion FC fans on Sunday afternoon; anticipation was building in the supporters section all throughout the first half. Bump ba dump bump! Bump ba dump bump! Bump ba dump bump! Bump da dump bump! Can you hear it?
Hey Bethlehem, Let’s Start a Soccer Beef
Robby Brumberg Hey, Bethlehem: Let’s start a soccer beef Bless your hearts, Bethlehem. Just FYI, that’s what Southern folk say right before they’re about to launch a polite but scathing broadside at you—or, in this case, ignite a sizzling mid-tier soccer beef. You think we’re gonna take it easy on you, just because you’re named after…
Fan Hot Take: Time to Share
The Birmingham Backline Podcast will now be incorporating fan hot takes and observations into our weekly episodes. If you have a thought you’d like to share with us, we will play it and then react to it.
Birmingham Backline 2.0 – The Podcast
It’s not every day that you get to say that you were a part of something big from the ground up. But that is exactly what the Birmingham Backline can claim. Back when the Birmingham Hammers were still just a plan on the back of a napkin, I typed out a mission statement for this…