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Birmingham Legion name Tom Soehn as head coach
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08/16/2018

The Birmingham Legion name Tom Soehn, 52, as head coach. He most recently served as a scout for the Columbus Crew, after spending four years as an assistant coach and interim head coach with the New England Revolution.

Soehn won a MLS Cup as an assistant coach before claiming a U.S. Open Cup championship as head coach. As an MLS player, Soehn won his first U.S. Open Cup with Dallas and then two more Open Cups and an MLS Cup in three years playing for Chicago.

Soehn has played in numerous leagues; Major League Soccer, Major Indoor Soccer League, Canadian Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League, and Continental Indoor Soccer League.
     
     
Alliance of American Football awards inaugural franchise to Birmingham
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06/06/2018

Birmingham has been chosen as the seventh of eight cities to be a part of the new league set to kick off in February 2019.

The team will play in Legion Field until a new stadium is built downtown.

Also, former NFL defensive coordinator Tim Lewis was announced as the team's head coach.
     
     
Birmingham Legion's home stadium will be UAB's BBVA Compass Field
     
Birmingham Legion logo    02/09/2018

The Birmingham Legion announce they will play their home games in UAB's soccer stadium, BBVA Compass Field.

In the same announcement, UAB says they will be making improvements to the venue, which will soon seat 6,000 fans.
     
     
United Soccer League team to be named Birmingham Legion
     
Birmingham Legion logo   01/17/2018

The Birmingham Legion will be the name of the local United Soccer League team that will begin play in 2019.
     
     
Birmingham Bulls name Jamey Hicks as head coach
     
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02/11/2017

The Birmingham Bulls announce that former Bulls player Jamey Hicks as head coach.

Hicks played 335 games while with the Bulls from 1996-2001, and was the league's Most Valuable Player in the 1997-98 season.

"One of my highlights of my playing career was wearing the 'C' for the Birmingham Bulls, and I intend to bring the same work ethic, respect for the game and level of commitment to my new position within the organization," Hicks said. 
     
     
United Soccer League coming to Birmingham in 2019
     
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08/08/2017

The United Soccer League announces that a Birmingham franchise will begin play in March, 2019.

Shown (from left) are owners Jeff Logan, Lee Styslinger III, and James Outland.

Also on hand were Birmingham mayor William Bell and USL president Jake Edwards.
     

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