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Gameday Report: March 10, Week 1

By NICHOLAS MURRAY - nicholas.murray@uslsoccer.com, 03/10/19, 7:22PM EDT

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Steel FC spoils the party in Birmingham with a 2-0 victory before a sellout crowd

Legion FC set a stadium attendance record in its inaugural home opener, but Steel FC walked away with all three points.

Bethelehem Steel FC (2), Birmingham Legion FC (0)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Steel FC spoiled Legion FC’s inaugural home opener that saw a BBVA Compass Field-record sellout crowd of 5,807 on hand in Birmingham. Legion FC went closest to opening the score before the break as Daigo Kobayashi’s header went just wide of the right post, but Steel FC struck eight minutes into the second half as Kacper Przybylko put home his own rebound after a corner kick had been half-cleared by the hosts. Zach Zandi added Bethlehem’s second on his professional debut in the 68th minute with the former Reading United AC standout in USL League Two curling home a finish to the right corner from 25 yards, and that wrapped up the points for the visitors as Birmingham was unable to mount a comeback.

USLChampionship.com Man of the Match

Zach Zandi, Bethlehem Steel FC – Zandi scored on his professional debut and was sharp in possession, completing 37 of 42 passes overall and 78.3 percent of passes in the attacking half.

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