(NPSL release) The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that the NPSL team in Pierce County, Washington will be known as Pierce County FC. That club will compete in the West Region’s Northwest Conference.
The club will be led by Owner Giuseppe Pezzano, General Manager Paolo Mottola, and Sporting Director Stefano Radio.
Pezzano has been working in professional soccer for the last 15 years, he has strong contacts throughout Italy and brings his knowledge and knowhow to this newly formed team. Radio is co-owner of College Life, an American company that works to bring Italian sports players to the U.S. to attend college or university, helping them to get scholarships to study and play. College Life has strong contacts with colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
“We expect to play and compete at a high level, and even though this will be our first year, we are confident that this club will add a lot to the Northwest Conference,” Pezzano noted. “We will bring strong soccer players to our area raising the level of competition in our conference. The partnership and network will also open up opportunities for players to be seen by colleges throughout the states, creating scholarship and study opportunities.”
PCFC will play in venues throughout Pierce County to give new fans the opportunity to see the team play. The Greater Pierce County area has a number of quality facilities which will host the games.
The club plans to do a contest to give local fans and supporters a chance to determine the team logo for the 2018 NPSL season. The hope is that the logo could be updated to reflect the local culture in a more comprehensive way. Further details about this contest will be released by PCFC in the near future.
More information can be found by the following the club on Facebook (@PierceCountyFC) and Twitter (@PC_FootballClub). The club’s website, found at http://www.piercecountyfc.com, will be available in the coming weeks.
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