By Chris Megginson, assistant sports editor
After more than 360 minutes of scoreless action at home in BBVA Compass Field this spring, the Birmingham Legion struck iron Saturday night, defeating fellow USL expansion team Loudoun United, 1-0 for the franchise’s first home victory.
Prosper Kasim collected a ball in the center of the box and hammered it into the right side of the net with 40 seconds left in stoppage time. He immediately ripped white Legion “Gold Standard” jersey as he streaked through midfield to celebrate the team’s first home goal with the Magic City Brigade. Kasim will go down in the Legion record book as scoring the team’s first-ever goal (April 1) and first goal at home (April 27).
Kasim had a shot saved in the 81st minute and one miss high in the 70th minute.
The win moves Birmingham (3-2-1) up four spots in the USL Championship East Conference standings to No. 8 with 10 points on the season. Saint Louis (5-1-2) leads the way with 17 points.
Legion fans will be able to celebrate with the team Sunday, April 28, in Shelby County at Heardmont Park as players participate in the Alabama Cancer Association’s Kick for Cancer event from noon to 4 p.m. Participants in the event can register with a $10 donation to compete in kick challenges, divided in age groups of 12 and under, 13-17 and 18 and up. For more information, visit KickForCancer.org.