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Lehigh Valley gets new soccer team, stadium could be next

Lehigh Valley gets new soccer team, stadium could be next

The announcement Wednesday that the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer plans to bring its new United Soccer League team to Lehigh University's Goodman Stadium in 2016 was expected. What was not expected was that the Union is looking to build a soccer-specific stadium somewhere in the Lehigh Valley. Nick Sakiewicz, CEO and operating partner of the Philadelphia Union, along with USL CEO and Managing Partner Alec Papadakis and Lehigh University President John Simon took center stage at Goodman Stadium to make it official that the Union was starting its own USL franchise and placing it in the home of Lehigh University football. For now. "We made an agreement with Lehigh...

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