Top midfield prospect signs with Birmingham

Top midfield prospect signs with Birmingham
by Travis Clark
January 14, 2022

Midfield youth prospect Matthew Corcoran has signed with USL Championship side Birmingham Legion FC, the club announced on Friday.

A central midfielder from Texas, Corcoran is No. 3 in the 2024 Boys IMG Academy player rankings. Previously at the FC Dallas Academy, he made his USL debut in League One in April 2021.

“We are excited to add Matthew to our first team roster,” Jay Heaps, Legion FC President and General Manager, said in a press release. “He already has an excellent skillset and ability, and we look forward to continuing his development within our group."

One of the top players born in 2006 in the United States, Corcoran was named to the MLS Next Cup Best XI this past summer.

“I am both honored and excited to be joining Birmingham Legion FC,” said Corcoran. “The club stood out to me as a club that would allow me to grow as a player while competing for championships. I look forward to continuing my growth under Coach Soehn and his staff while soaking up everything I can from the senior players. Players want to do everything they can to bring a title to their supporters, and I will do everything I can to help make that happen.”

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