Birmingham Grasshoppers

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The Birmingham Grasshoppers were an American soccer team that played as a member of the United States Interregional Soccer League from 1992-1996. When the USISL split into two leagues in 1995, the Grasshoppers joined the Premier League.

Birmingham-Southern College's head soccer coach Preston Goldfarb was instrumental in originating the team. Under his leadership, the Birmingham Grasshoppers won a division title, participated in the USISL "Sizzlin Nine" National Tournament, and hosted two regional playoffs. The team was designed to give his players an opportunity to compete at a high level during the off-season, but travel schedules and time away from Birmingham-Southern led Goldfarb to discontinue the Grasshoppers after four seasons.


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