It's a big week for a team that's been putting on big-time performances. So, for such a big week, we thought we should highlight not one but TWO new chants for a couple of members of our beloved Legion side.
The first is for former UAB and Birmingham Hammers defender, Mathieu Laurent who has grown in stature as part of a central defensive partnership with Kyle Fisher. He has also used his height to great affect with a headed goal against Atlanta United 2 during our five-game unbeaten run. In his honor, we are cracking out a classic from the Fab Four, singing the following to the tune of "Hey Jude" -
Naaaaaa na na na na na naaaaaa!
Na na na naaaaa! Mathieu!
The second is for Legion's #7, Brian Wright, our loanee striker from the New England Revolution who has formed a dangerous partnership with fellow-MLS loanee and Birmingham native, JJ Williams. For Brian, we wanted a song that told the story of his loan (and return... and return again!) and we came up with the following to the tune of Afroman's "Because I Got High" -
We thought he'd gone back to the Revs, it made us cry!
But he's back in black and gold, what a sight!
Now we're scoring goals for fun, and I know why!
Brian Wright! Brian Wright! Brian Wright!
Da da da da da da!
This week's chant of the week is the song we sing for our valiant leader, Coach Tommy Soehn and is inspired both by the famous chant tune of Dario G's "Carnival De Paris" from the 1998 World Cup and the growing tradition that is Coach Soehn bringing us beers during our pregame tailgates!
As his beer of choice is Coors Light, it only made sense to pay homage to it in song!
See the video below for his latest appearance before the Atlanta game last Saturday and learn the lyrics so you can join in with the joke on Saturday!
The lyrics are:
Coach Beers! Coach Beers!
Coach Beers, Coach Beers, Coach Beers!
Coors Light! Coors Light!
Tommy Soehn drinks Coors Light!
If you've been to a Legion home game and stood with us in the supporters section, you have surely noticed the South American contingent that has joined us - with drums and vuvuzelas in tow!
As well as noise and energy, our new friends have also offered up some new chants, including this week's chant of the week entitled "Vamos Legion."
You can learn the tune from the YouTube video below:
The English lyrics are as follows:
Come on Legion
We need to win tonight
Will not let you down
If your language skills are up to scratch, why not try the Spanish lyrics instead?
Tenemos que ganar
No te deja de alentar