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Experience the Thrill of Our Inaugural Alabama FC South GCPL Home Match

Come join us for an exhilarating moment as we kick off Montgomery’s first-ever Gulf Coast Premier League home match. Witness the passion and determination of our team as they put all their hard work to the test. Be a part of this special occasion and show your pride and support for our city as we strive for victory in this momentous event.

Don’t miss out on history in the making!

Get your tickets now and secure your spot in the stands to cheer on our team to victory. Let’s make history together! GOAFC!

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Alabama FC South Competitive Tryouts & Academy Evaluations for the 2024-25 Season

We are excited to announce our Tryout Dates in May & we hope to see you all back again with Alabama FC South!

The dates for our Competitive Tryouts & Academy Evaluations are listed below:

• Competitive Tryouts – Boys & Girls born between 2006 to 2012.
• May 13th & May 14th (May 15th Rain Date) @ The Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex (Starting Times TBD)

2024 Boy’s Alabama FC South Fall Season Tryouts: 13U-19U-2024 BOYS TRYOUT LINK

2024 Girl’s Alabama FC South Fall Season Tryouts: 13U-19U-2024 GIRLS TRYOUT LINK

2024 Boy’s Alabama FC South Fall Season Evaluations: 8U-12U- 2024 BOYS EVALUATION LINK

2024 Girl’s Alabama FC South Fall Season Evaluations: 8U-12U-2024 GIRLS EVALUATION LINK

• Academy Evaluations – Boys & Girls born between 2013-2016.
• May 20th & May 21st (May 22nd Rain Date) @ The Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex (Starting Times TBD)

Alabama FC South announces Mateo G. Peral as its Men’s Head Coach.

Mateo G. Peral has been named as our Men’s Team Coach for the upcoming Gulf Coast Premier League 2024 Season, AFC South Men’s General Manager & Director of Operations Manny Sanchez announced today. “We are extremely excited to welcome Mateo as our new Men’s Coach; Mateo has developed an impressive culture of success as an Alabama FC Youth Soccer Coach and his commitment and work ethic matches AFC South’s mission for our current & future projects.”

Coach Mateo G. Peral currently serves as Alabama FC South’s Director of Coaching. Coach Mateo said “I am extremely fortunate to receive this opportunity and very thankful to our Club’s GM; Manny Sanchez and everyone at AFC South for trusting me with the Men’s Team this season. I cannot wait to meet our players and begin our journey throughout the Gulf Coast Premier League this summer.

Coach Mateo will be joined by Coach Gabriel De Queiroz, former standout college player & current Men’s Head Coach at Faulkner University.  “It is important to have someone with close ties to soccer in the city of Montgomery and with the experience & commitment Coach Gabriel will bring to our staff and players. I am very happy to have Coach Gabriel join this project and we look forward to his contributions & knowledge he will bring to our team” Coach Mateo G. Peral said.

The Alabama FC South Men’s Team will compete in the Gulf Coast Premier League’s Top Division. The team is placed in the Eastern Conference and will face Mobile, Union 10, Florida Roots (FL) Pensacola Bay United (FL) & Sowegans SC (GA) in home & away matches during the regular season.

Stay tuned for our Game Schedule announcement in the next few days along with more details and updates regarding our Coaching Staff and Player Signings for the upcoming season!

Alabama FC South joins the Gulf Coast Premier League as newest member.

Montgomery, AL (March 6th, 2024) – Alabama FC South (AFC South) joins the Gulf Coast Premier League (GCPL) top division heading into the 2024 season. The club’s inclusion in the league’s eastern conference adds another major metro area to one of the fastest growing regions in the nation.

The decision to incorporate Alabama FC South into the GCPL was met with widespread approval. The newcomers home stadium, Emory Folmar YMCA Championship Stadium, has a rich history and capacity for hosting competitive matches that make it an ideal venue for hosting and competing in the GCPL.

Jeremy Poklemba, President of the GCPL, expressed his satisfaction with the addition of Alabama FC South to the league. “We welcome Alabama FC South to the GCPL,” said Poklemba. “Their presence expands our geographic footprint and further highlights our commitment to fostering the senior levels throughout the Gulf Coast region. We’re excited for their participation and contribution to the league.”

Alabama FC South views their entry into the GCPL as a significant milestone in their development as a prominent soccer entity in central Alabama. Having already seeing success at the youth ranks, along with a dedicated and ambitious coaching staff, they are poised to make a notable impact on the league.

“The YMCA of Greater Montgomery and Alabama FC South is excited to bring the Gulf Coast Premier League to Montgomery and Central, AL.” stated Manny Sanchez, VP of Alabama FC South. “This will be a great opportunity for our community to watch high level soccer competition and help continue the growth of our game in the River Region.  Also having a senior level team will give our youth players a pathway to showcase their talents at the next level and give area college players an opportunity to enhance their skills during the summer months.  We are truly looking forward to the opportunity to compete with the Gulf Coast area Clubs this summer and creating some rivalries for the future!”

The coaching staff shares this sentiment, acknowledging the opportunity to nurture talent while competing at a high level. “We are very excited and happy with the opportunity to join the Gulf Coast Premier League this Summer and play alongside soccer clubs with a rich history in the Gulf Coast area,” noted Mateo Peral, Technical Director of Alabama FC South. “We’re fully committed to the continuous growth of the GCPL along with providing our club with a pathway to reach new audiences within our city so we can develop talented players for our Senior & Youth programs. We are hoping to make the most out of our team’s participation in the 2024 Season and look forward to working with and competing against the rest of the teams in our league this summer.”

Alabama FC South will be joining the East Conference replacing Gulf Coast United who has been placed in the West Conference.

Follow all the latest news & updates from the Gulf Coast Premier League by visiting their website at:

Gulf Coast Premier League – The premier soccer league of the gulf coast. (

Alabama FC South – Spring 2024 Season

Welcome to Alabama FC South and thank you for visiting our new & updated Club Website for the Spring 2024 Season.

Here you will be able to find out our club’s latest news & updates regarding the Spring 2024 Season, tournaments & events, Competitive Tryouts for Fall 2024, Coaching & Staff Announcements plus more!

Alabama FC Players Announced to the All-Metro Team

Thirteen Alabama FC South and AFC ECNL Girls and nine Boys Players Announced to the Montgomery Advertiser All-Metro Soccer Teams, including Girls Player of the year Katie Brightwell and Boys Player of the Year Alex Kohn. Alabama FC Continues to be the Proven Path way to development and the next level! Congratulations to all our AFC Players!

All Metro Girls First Team Alabama FC South/AFC ECNL Players:

*Katie Brightwell-AFC Girls ECNL-Girls Player of the Year

*Mackenzie Smith-AFC South 2003 Girls Elite

*McKenzie Turner-AFC South 2003 Girls Elite

*Katherine Warren-AFC South 2003 Girls Elite

*Hailey D’Andrea-AFC South 2007 SCCL Girls

*Sophia Cho-AFC 2006 Girls ECNL

*Hannah McCain-AFC South 2006 Girls Elite

All Metro Girls Second Team Alabama FC South/AFC ECNL Players:

*Hope McCain-AFC South 2006 Girls Elite

*Halle “Belle” Sheppard-AFC South 2003 Girls Elite

*Ellis O’Connor-AFC South 2007 Girls SCCL

*Ella Wiswall-AFC South 2006 Girls Elite

*Hayes Jenkins-AFC South 2004 Girls Elite

*Delaney Hawthorne-AFC 2005 Girls ECNL

All Metro Boys First Team Alabama FC South Players:

*Alex Kohn-AFC South 2003 Boys Elite

*Jackson Champion-AFC South 2003 Boys Elite

*Zeph Key-AFC South 2004 Boys Premier

*Clisby Berry-AFC South 2003 Boys Elite

All Metro Boys Second Team Alabama FC South Players:

* Will Berringer-AFC South 2003 Boys Elite

*Cade Segars-AFC South 2005 Boys

*Brewer Welch-AFC South 2004 Boys Elite

*Tony Lee-AFC South 2003 Boys Elite

*Thomas Sutterfield-AFC South 2004 Boys Elite


Legion FC Announces Partnership with Birmingham United Soccer Association/Alabama FC

Partnership preserves opportunity for elite players to train at the highest competitive level in the USL Academy league, in ECNL, and with their respective high school teams

BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 9, 2022) – Birmingham Legion FC announced Monday that the club has entered into an agreement with Birmingham United Soccer Association/Alabama FC benefitting youth soccer throughout the state of Alabama and continuing its reach into the local community at large.

This partnership is uniquely intended to provide the best developmental pathway for young players within Alabama FC – including high-level competition in the USL Academy and ECNL leagues – while also recognizing the importance of Alabama High School Athletic Association soccer in a player’s experience and development.

“The goal of the Legion FC Academy has been to provide the best development for young players with professional level training and competitive league competitions, while also recognizing the importance of Alabama High School soccer in a player’s growth,” said Jay Heaps, Legion FC President and General Manager. “Partnering with BUSA/AFC is an important next step for the Legion FC Academy in strengthening development and providing a pathway for players to reach the next level.”

The affiliation between Legion FC and BUSA/AFC provides the first ever local pathway for a player to begin playing soccer at age three with BUSA and end up in the professional ranks competing with Legion FC, while also allowing top players to continue to spend valuable time growing and developing with Alabama High School Athletic Association teams.

“BUSA/Alabama FC are thrilled to create a strategic partnership with Legion FC,” said Andrew Brower, BUSA/AFC Executive Director. “This partnership will allow for meaningful developmental opportunities for all ages, and levels within our organization, while also providing a pro pathway for our oldest boys within our Alabama FC ECNL/ECRL platform.  We are thrilled to begin this relationship and believe that our shared visions of development will continue to raise the bar for soccer in Birmingham.”

As a result of Legion FC’s partnership with BUSA/Alabama FC, the club’s youth players in the Birmingham area, at Alabama FC East in Oxford, and at Alabama FC South in Montgomery, will all have increased access to Legion FC coaches and players, as well as exclusive fan experiences during Legion FC’s USL Championship games at Protective Stadium.

Please reach out to with any questions for Legion FC, or for Alabama FC South Information.

For team updates, news and more, follow @bhmlegion on social media, sign up for Legion FC’s Newsletter, or visit The Legion FC app is also available for download via Apple or Android. For gameday reminders, sync the Legion FC 2022 schedule to your calendar HERE.

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Alabama FC South 07 SCCL Girls Finalist!

Congratulations to coach Jodie Smith and the Alabama FC South 07 SCCL Girls for being Finalists this weekend in the Destin Soccer Shootout in Destin FL. The girls had a great weekend and played tremendous soccer in the final before loosing in double overtime 2-3 against one of the top SCCL teams Lanier(GA). Great job by all the girls and coach Jodie!