From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Birmingham Legion FC were able to pull it off in Louisville on Sunday, putting up the first win in franchise history. Their opponents, Louisville City FC, are the two-time defending USL Cup champions.
Louisville put up the first goal of the game in the 30’ minute, and it was scored by Magnus Rasmusses with an assist from Sean Totsch. The Legion immediately answered thanks to a Louisville turnover.
Legion FC got in a second goal before the half after Brian Wright forced Louisville into another turnover. Wright found Chandler Hoffman, who got the ball into the side net.
The pace kept up in the second half bringing the number of total shots made in the game came to 32. Louisville City managed to tie the gap up in the 81’ minute.
Legion FC would not back down. They made the game-winning goal in the 87’ minute. A freekick from the right wing got clear away, Eric Avila got the ball at the top of the box and delivered a chip to Wright for his second assist of the game, as Wright delivered the ball into the lower righthand corner of the goal.
“It was difficult circumstances, you know, the guys were all wound up last night, and we weren’t able to play, but they kept that emotion and the energy, the fight and the belief,” said Head Coach Tommy Soehn. “I kept saying the first few games I wasn’t happy with the result, but the performance was good. This was right on par with that. I felt like we battled. There’s going to be difficult times in games, and they found a way to battle through that, and I also felt like we started to create and take over the game, so it was a good performance from the guys, and the guys all stuck together, so it was a good first win.”