Birmingham Grasshoppers

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Birmingham Grasshoppers were an American soccer team that played in Birmingham, Alabama from 1992-1996 as a member of the United States Interregional Soccer League. When the USISL split into two leagues in 1995, the Grasshoppers joined the Premier League. Preston Goldfarb (soccer coach at Birmingham-Southern College) was instrumental in originating the team and while at the helm, the Birmingham Grasshoppers won a division title, participated in the USISL "Sizzlin Nine" National Tournament, and hosted two regional playoffs. The Grasshoppers 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.


Year Division Games Played Wins Losses Goals For Goals Against Points
1992-1993 Southern Challenge Cup (Provisional) 9 5 4 18 9 45
1993-1994 Midsouth 18 13 5 36 1 104
1994-1995 Eastern 18 10 8 45 46 97
1995-1996 Eastern 14 4 10 20 33 12