Atlanta United and the Birmingham Legion both announced this morning that United will be making the short trip west on I-20 to Birmingham for a preseason game at BBVA Field on February 8th at 3:30pm. This will be 10-12 days before United kicks off the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League campaign against Motagua.
The Birmingham Legion is entering its second season in the USL championship, having qualified for the playoffs in its inaugural season. On the way to the playoffs they defeated Atlanta United 2 twice by an aggregate score of 9-0. The Legion is managed by Tom Soehn, who has experience managing several MLS teams.