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Legion FC Signs Defender Jonathan Dean

By Clayton Humphries, 02/29/20, 12:00PM CST

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22-year-old comes to BHM after standout collegiate career at UCF

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Feb. 29, 2020) – Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of defender Jonathan Dean, pending league and federation approval.

“Jonathan is an exciting addition to our backline,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “He’s a guy with a lot of potential that provides us quality depth and speed at the back, and he has quickly fit into our team this preseason.”

Dean, 22, was drafted by Orlando City SC with the 13th pick in the second round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. He began his collegiate career at Wofford College, where he started 13 of a possible 17 games in 2015. While at Wofford, Dean tallied five assists and scored one goal on the way to being named to the All-SoCon Freshman Team.

Following his freshman year, Dean transferred to UCF and started 35 of a possible 50 matches from 2016 to 2019; he scored one goal and recorded 11 assists, ending his collegiate career by playing every minute of his redshirt senior season and captaining UCF to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Transaction: On February 28, 2020, Legion FC signed defender Jonathan Dean, pending league and federation approval.

Player Profile:
Name: Jonathan Dean
Position: Defender
Number: 24
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 163 lbs.
Birthdate: May 15, 1997 (age: 22)
Hometown: Macon, GA
Citizenship: United States
Previous Club: Orlando City SC (MLS)
Instagram: @jonathan_dean24

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.

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