Bethlehem to score a professional soccer team owned by Philadelphia Union – Allentown Morning Call

The Lehigh Valley is about to score a hat trick.

In addition to landing the IronPigs baseball and Phantoms hockey teams, the Valley is about to become home of a third top minor league team. This one would play soccer.

The new team would be owned and operated by the Philadelphia Union and would play next year on Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus in Bethlehem. The Union plays in Chester, Delaware County, in Major League Soccer. The new team would play in the United Soccer League.

The announcement is expected to be made Wednesday in a joint news conference involving Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Lehigh President John Simon and USL CEO and Managing Partner Alec Papadakis.

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