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UPSL Announces Pennsylvania Expansion with Valley Stars FC

Bethlehem, PA Based Pro Development Club Joins American Division for Spring Season
Published Feb 3, 2021

February 3, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Valley Stars FC as its newest expansion club ahead of the Spring Season.

Based in Bethlehem, PA, Valley Stars FC will begin UPSL play in the Northeast Conference American Division. The club will host its UPSL home games at Iron Lakes Sports Club (3557 Shankweiler Rd, Allentown, PA 18104).

Valley Stars FC was founded and is co-owned by Emiliano Peralta and Richard Guedes. The club is operated by its Board of Directors. Brian Ramirez serves as President. Guedes is the Vice President and Peralta is the Head Coach. Tyler Garr is General Manager. R.J. Palonis is Club Treasurer.

UPSL Northeast Conference Manager Paul Konneh said, "It's great that Valley Stars FC is joining the UPSL's Northeast Conference. Pennsylvania is home to so many talented players. Clubs like Valley Stars FC do a good job of giving opportunities to even more players, and we're happy to have the club in the UPSL. We look forward to seeing Valley Stars FC in action this season."

Valley Stars FC will host tryouts Feb. 26-28 at Iron Lakes Sports Club. Check the team's social media accounts for full details.

"We want to provide a home for players in the Lehigh Valley to showcase their talents and grow their potential as individuals and more importantly as a team," Guedes said. "We believe the UPSL is the perfect platform to offer a new beginning to these players in 2021."

The club will announce its upcoming game schedule.

About Valley Stars FC

Valley Stars FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Bethlehem, PA, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Valley Stars FC will play in the UPSL's American Division.

Valley Stars FC can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

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