Birmingham Legion FC and the United Soccer League announced today the formation of a USL W League team in Birmingham that will compete in the upcoming 2023 season.
By joining the USL W League, the Legion’s women’s team will provide local, elite players an opportunity and pathway to play professional soccer.
Local Partnership Developing Homegrown Talent
In addition to the new team, Legion FC is partnering with Birmingham United Soccer Association/Alabama Football Club, to identify and support local homegrown talent in women’s soccer.
“Women’s soccer in Alabama continues to grow each year. It’s essential to our soccer community. Legion FC’s mission, through our partnership with Alabama FC, is to continue the development of the talented players in this area with a pathway to professional soccer,” said Legion FC’s President and General Manager Jay Heaps.
What is the W League
Kicking off its 2nd season this coming May, the USL W League is a pre-professional pathway to develop the next generation of women’s talent on and off the field.
There will be 65 teams across 23 states.
“We are thrilled to welcome Birmingham to the W League for the 2023 season,” said Amanda Vandervort, USL Super League and W League President. “Soccer in the South continues to gain momentum, and we look forward to seeing some great regional rivalries develop in the W League.”
Team Name and Schedule
In the coming weeks, the Birmingham W League team’s name will be revealed and along with the 2023 schedule.
Follow Birmingham Legion FC social media channels and the USL Championship Club’s website – bhmlegion.com for upcoming announcements.
Meanwhile, check out Birmingham Legion FC this coming Saturday, February 11, 4:00PM at Protective Stadium when they take on Huntsville City Football Club for a pre-season matchup. Get your tickets — HERE
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