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Birmingham Hammers
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Full nameBirmingham Hammers
Nickname(s)Hammers
FoundedJuly 10, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-07-10)
Ground Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex
Capacity1,500
Head CoachWulf Koch
League USL League Two
20184th, Deep South Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website

The Birmingham Hammers are an American soccer club based in Birmingham, Alabama, but playing in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. They currently compete in the fourth-division USL League Two. The Hammers played in the fourth-division National Premier Soccer League from 2016 to 2017.

History

The club was founded as a grassroots effort in early-to-mid 2013 by Birmingham residents, Morgan Copes and John Killian. The two formed the club after they graduated from college in the hope to garner interest from the region's soccer scene. Later founders included Evon Noyes, Eric Lopez and Wade Honeycutt. Upon ongoing outreach, the group was able to form a formal club throughout 2014, and in 2015, the Hammers fielded their first ever team, who played independent friendlies during the spring and summer of 2015.

On October 1, 2015, it was announced that the Hammers would join the fourth division NPSL. [1] [2]

Year Conference Position Played Won Loss Tie Goals for Goals against Goal difference Points
2016 NPSL Southeast Conference 6th 10 2 7 1 10 19 −9 7
2017 NPSL Southeast Conference - Southeast West Division 5th 12 1 9 2 11 34 −23 5
2018 PDL Southern Conference - Deep South Division 4th 14 5 5 4 25 28 −3 19

References

  1. ^ "About the Birmingham Hammers". Birmingham Hammers. Archived from the original on 2015-03-20.
  2. ^ Stein, Kelsey. "Birmingham Hammers joining professional soccer league in 2016". AL.com. Retrieved 25 October 2015.

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