By Erik Harris, sports editor
BIRMINGHAM — Two days shy of the start of the 2021 USL Championship season, Birmingham’s professional soccer franchise hosted a media day event.
Reporters and fans gathered at BBVA Field on Thursday morning for an open practice session followed by a press conference with Legion FC players, coaches and ownership.
Birmingham is scheduled to open up its third season at home on Saturday, May 1 when Indy Eleven travels in. Kickoff from BBVA Field is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Coming off back-to-back playoff appearances, the club expects nothing less in 2021.
Lee Stylslinger III, a member of the Legion FC ownership team, was on hand Thursday alongside President and General Manager Jay Heaps, head coach Tommy Soehn, defender Alex Crognale and midfielder Mikey Lopez.
Birmingham Legion ownership team member Lee Stylslinger III has high hopes for this upcoming season.
Birmingham opens things up at home this Saturday night agains Indy Eleven. @bhmlegion pic.twitter.com/QUoIaHmWu9
— Erik Harris (@jeharris2) April 30, 2021
Soehn’s team recently played Atlanta United FC to a scoreless draw in a preseason exhibition tilt. The squad will now move into regular season play, with three home matches scheduled for the month of May.