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Birmingham Legion set to host MLS’ Charlotte FC in U.S. Open Cup

| May 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am

By: Solomon Crenshaw Jr.

A game can be more than just a game, and Wednesday’s 7 p.m. soccer game (or match if you’re British) at Birmingham’s Protective Stadium is clearly more than just a game.

For the first time in club history, Birmingham Legion FC, a USL Championship team, hosts Major League Soccer’s Charlotte FC in the round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Commonly known as the U.S. Open Cup (USOC), the tournament is a single-elimination battle and the nation’s oldest-running soccer competition. This year’s edition began with more than 100 teams.

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