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Sports News of Saturday, 23 March 2019


USL new boys Birmingham Legion to snap up Edward Opoku on loan

United Soccer League Championship side Birmingham Legion FC have acquired the services of Columbus Crew winger Edward Opoku on loan.

The 22-year-old was selected by Crew SC with the ninth pick of the Second Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. To date, the Ghanaian forward has made five regular-season appearances for the Crew.

Prior to joining Columbus, Opoku attended the University of Virginia from 2015-2017, making 53 appearances (all starts) while registering 16 goals and nine assists. In three years in Charlottesville, he earned three all-conference honors, making two All-ACC Second Teams and one All-ACC Third Team.

Opoku joins the team this week and will make the trip to Louisville next weekend to face Lou City FC on March 30.

He becomes the fourth Ghanaian player in Legion as they have already signed Marcel Appiah, Prosper Kasim and Dreams FC left-back Razak Cromwell.