USL Moves: Real Monarchs star Hoffman will join hometown Legion in 2019

Chandler Hoffman, who led the Real Monarchs to the 2017 USL regular-season championship Shield, will be leave after the end of the 2018 to join his Birmingham Legion, the USL expansion team that made him its first-ever signing.

Hoffman, 27, scored 16 goals during the 2017 regular season, second in the USL, and was a first-team all-league pick in addition to finishing third in the balloting for the USL MVP. He lead the Monarchs with seven goals in 20 games in 2018.

“As a club, we’re excited about this opportunity for Chandler,” said Monarchs GM Dan Egner. “He’s been a consummate professional during his time with the club and has been an integral part of the success the club has seen the past two seasons. For Chandler to become the marquee player for his hometown professional club is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we’re glad we were able to come to an agreement with Birmingham Legion FC to make this happen."

Hoffman began his career in MLS, playing four seasons with Philadelphia, Houston and the LA Galaxy, for which he was a reserve in its 2014 championship team.

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