Miguel Perez: Loaned to Birmingham Legion

St. Louis CITY SC Invests in the Development of Local Talent in the USL Championship
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St. Louis CITY SC announced on Monday the loan of talented midfielder Miguel Perez to Birmingham Legion, a team in the USL Championship. At just 18 years old, Perez is one of the young prospects developed in the club's youth ranks and had a notable season, contributing with a goal in 15 matches, seven of which as a starter, while St. Louis impressively led the Western Conference.

Sports director Lutz Pfannenstiel highlighted Perez's significant progression in his first professional season and emphasized the importance of providing the player with more playing time in such a competitive league as the USL to foster his continuous growth. The loan allows Perez to be recalled at any time, demonstrating the club's confidence in the young player's potential.

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Miguel Perez
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The success of Miguel Perez is an inspiring local story, from his discovery at a camp in Booneville to his rise to the first team after going through the St. Louis CITY academy system. The fans have closely followed his development, and the decision to loan him to Birmingham Legion reflects the club's commitment to providing valuable opportunities for its emerging talents.

As St. Louis CITY SC prepares for its debut in the Concacaf Champions Cup on February 20 against the Houston Dynamo FC, the eyes of the fans will also be on Miguel Perez's performance at Birmingham Legion. The loan is a smart strategy to ensure that the young player continues to refine his skills in the highly competitive environment of the USL Championship.