Legion, Vinco take SASA Division One and Two Title

Mobile, Alabama — Roughly 80 fans filled the stands at Sage Park Sunday night to watch the South Alabama Soccer Association crown a new champion and see a team get promoted from Division Two to Division One.

In Division One, Legion FC knocked off J Adams in a tightly contested affair. Eddie Duarte scored the lone goal of the game just after the 30th minute mark to give Legion a 1-0 lead. J Adams nearly equalized at the end of the first half, but the shot went sailing just over the crossbar.

J Adams was on the front foot for most of the second half, pressing to snatch an equalizer. Legion bunkered in and were able to ward off attack after attack from the trailing team. Around the 60th minute Legion was called for a handball in the box, but J Adams couldn’t convert the penalty.

After 90 minutes, Legion keeper Alejandro Ojeda came away with a clean sheet and Legion FC were crowned SASA Champions.

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In the Division Two title game, Vinco FC came back from a halftime deficit to beat Mobile Rovers 4-2. Mobile Rovers scored the first goal to open the game up. VFC’s Garrett Ost equalized to bring the game 1-1, but the Rovers scored once more directly before the first half ended to take a 2-1 lead heading into the second.

From that point on, it was all VFC. Russell Long scored a brace, and the Rovers scored an own goal as Vinco took home the the Division 2 Championship, which earns them a promotion to SASA’s Division One for the next season.

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