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Legion FC sets Open Tryout for 2020 Season

By Clayton Humphries, 11/25/19, 11:30AM CST


There will be an open tryout, including a goalkeeper-specific session, followed by a closed combine, December 5-7

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Oct. 29, 2019) – Birmingham Legion FC will hold an open tryout for the 2020 USL Championship season on Thursday, December 5 at Birmingham SportsBlast Soccer Complex, followed by an invite-only combine Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, downtown at BBVA Field, the home of Legion FC.

For the second year in a row, area talents will have the opportunity to showcase their skills alongside professional players and in front of club coaches and technical staff. A goalkeeper-specific session will take place one hour prior to the open tryout on Thursday, 12/5, from 2pm to 3pm, and for those invited on Friday, 12/6, from 2pm to 3pm as well, with that position being a point of emphasis. 

The tryout is open to players 17 years and older. Participants will be responsible for all travel costs, hotel accommodations, food and transportation. Legion FC will not be able to provide help with visas or letters of invitation.

Thursday’s tryout will be open to the general public for viewing, while Friday and Saturday’s combine will be closed. All participants will be vying for an opportunity to be invited to the club’s January training camp. Ahead of the 2019 inaugural season, Legion FC midfielder Marcos Ugarte caught the coaching staff’s collective eye and earned a spot in the squad after a standout showing in the combine.

To fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee, click here. No walk-ups will be admitted on the day of the event.

All registrants should bring a photo I.D., the registration form, cleats, shin guards (required), black shorts and white socks. Participants will receive a Legion FC Nike dri-fit shirt upon signing in. 

Please send any additional inquiries to

Dates & Times:
 -    Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm (Open)
        -    Goalkeeper session from 2pm to 3pm
 -    Friday, December 6, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm (Invite Only Day 1)
        -    Goalkeeper session from 2pm to 3pm
 -    Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9am to 11am (Invite Only Day 2)

 -    Birmingham SportsBlast Soccer Complex - 19220 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
BBVA Field – 800 11th St South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Registration Site:

About Birmingham Legion FC
Launched in 2018 as an expansion member of the USL Championship, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise. Legion FC finished their inaugural campaign in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the USL Championship playoffs. The club plays home matches at BBVA Field, on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. For ticket information and to purchase official Legion FC merchandise, please visit Supporters are encouraged to download the Legion FC app and follow @bhmlegion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest club news.