Open Cup Dreams – Birmingham’s Legion on the Rise

A first-year team in the USL Championship (USA’s second professional tier), Birmingham Legion ooze U.S. Open Cup pedigree and experience. Head coach Tom Soehn won the 106-year-old tournament as a player and a coach, while club president and general manager Jay Heaps won one as a player in 2007 with the New England Revolution and coached another Revs’ team to a Final. takes a closer look at the fledgling Alabama club and how they ended the Cup dreams of amateur strivers West Chester United SC in the Second Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.