BIRMINGHAM, AL (Dec. 20, 2019) – Birmingham Legion FC announced today the return of forward Brian Wright on a multi-year deal. The 24-year-old helped lead line in 2019 while on loan from the New England Revolution in MLS.
“Brian Is someone we were really focused on bringing back,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “He has proven to be a strong attacking player in this league and fits well into our locker room culture.”
Wright made 28 appearances in the Black and Gold last season, playing 2239 minutes, good for sixth-most on the team. He was third on the team in goals (6), tied for second in assists (4), second in shots (43), and fourth in chances created (29).
“I’m excited to re-sign with Legion FC,” said Wright. “We had a good year for an inaugural season, and I’m looking forward to getting back to Birmingham and getting back to work for the upcoming season.”
Wright becomes the tenth player from 2019 to rejoin the club for 2020, along with Mikey Lopez, Matt VanOekel, Prosper Kasim, Anderson Asiedu, Daniel Johnson, Mathieu Laurent, Razak Cromwell, Chandler Hoffman, and Trevor Spangenberg. The club has also signed newcomers Neco Brett and Bolu Akinyode to bring the current roster total to 12.
Transaction: On December 20, 2019, forward Brian Wright rejoined Birmingham Legion FC after signing a multi-year contract with the club.
Name: Brian Wright
Height: 6’ 0.5”
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birthdate: March 24, 1995 (age: 24)
Hometown: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Previous Club: New England Revolution (MLS)
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 bhmlegion.com. Supporters are encouraged to download the Legion FC app and follow @bhmlegion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest club news.