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Legion FC Signs Defender Kyle Fisher

By Legion FC Communications Team, 01/17/19, 10:45AM CST

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24-year-old center-back spent the past two seasons with Montreal Impact in MLS

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Jan. 17, 2019) – Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of defender Kyle Fisher to a multi-year deal. The 11th signing in club history, Fisher can play either center-back spot and looks to be a key part of the Legion FC backline.

“Kyle is a player we’ve tracked since his time at Clemson and on to Montreal,” said President and GM Jay Heaps. “He’s an excellent defender and another player we’ve brought in with both MLS and USL experience that will strengthen the spine of our team.”

Fisher was drafted by Montreal as the 14th overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. He spent the 2016 season splitting time between MLS and the Impact’s USL affiliate, FC Montreal, where he played in 14 games. He earned his place in the Impact team in 2017 and made 23 MLS appearances for Montreal, starting 15 games and scoring one goal. In 2018, Fisher had surgery to repair a tibial stress fracture and spent the season preparing for his full return.  

At Clemson University, Fisher started all 83 games in his four-year career, culminating in an appearance in the 2015 National Championship game. As a senior, he was a NSCAA First Team All-American, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given annually to the top collegiate player in the country.

Transaction: On January 17, 2019, Legion FC signed defender Kyle Fisher to a multi-year contract.

Player Profile:
Name: Kyle Fisher
Position: Defender
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 170
Birthdate: June 19, 1994 (age 24)
Birthplace: Easley, South Carolina
Citizenship: United States
Previous Club: Montreal
Impact (Major League Soccer)

Instagram: @kylefisher2
Twitter: @kdfishe
Facebook: Kyle Fisher

Career Highlights:
     - NCAA College Cup Runner-Up – 2015
     - NSCAA First Team All-American – 2015
     - ACC Defensive Player of the Year – 2015

About Birmingham Legion FC
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. The club will play home matches at a newly renovated BBVA Compass Field, on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, beginning in March. For ticket information and to purchase official Legion FC merchandise, please visit bhmlegion.com. Supporters are encouraged to follow @bhmlegion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest club news.

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