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.
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…
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…
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…
Hold the Door Hammers! Memphis City FC vs Birmingham Hammers Preview
Ok – just a tangent before I get into to soccer talk. No spoilers either (I promise). But can I just say that this week’s Game of Thrones has ripped my heart out once again. Damn you George R.R. Martin and HBO. That last scene hit me pretty hard unexpectedly. Some of you may think…
Knoxville Force vs Birmingham Hammers – Ain’t No Holiday Road
Pack your bags folks. The Boys in Red are road-tripping to Knoxville this weekend. The shadows of the Smoky Mountains beckon. But this ain’t no Holiday Road. The Hammers (0-0-1) take on the Knoxville Force (0-0-1) with the mission of atoning two losses from last year’s exhibition season. With three points in the NPSL Southeast…
Video Highlights: Hammers vs Chattanooga FC
Thanks to the fine folks at Chattanooga FC, I present you the video highlights from last Saturday’s Hammers vs. Chattanooga FC match. You can find the video on YouTube on CFC’s channel (Mad Kemp) here. Enjoy! (but not too much… you’re a Hammers fan, right?)