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Junior Lone Star FC Partners with Cypher Language Services as Jersey Sponsor for UPSL Team

January 24, 2018 – Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) – Junior Lone Star FC, Philadelphia’s only minor league soccer club competing in both the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), is excited to announce Cypher Language Services as the club’s first-ever primary jersey sponsor for the UPSL Team.

“Cypher Language Services is very excited to announce our sponsorship of the Junior Lone Star Football Club (JLSFC),” said Cypher Language Services Co-Owners Juan Lara and Paul Rossert. “At Cypher, we believe in giving back to our community and one of our goals has been to provide funding for community-based services and programs. As immigrants ourselves we have a special connection with the cause of JLSFC. In addition to their great work on the field, JLSFC also provides after-school activities such as homework help, tutoring and transportation to and from school activities for their academy players. They also run camps and clinics during school breaks, providing a safe place for parents to send their children when school is not in session. At Cypher we are passionate about their cause and hope that our sponsorship will expand the work that JLSFC is doing in the community. Finally, as huge soccer fans, we are very excited to be part of the winning tradition of Junior Lone Star Football Club!”

Cypher Language Services is an immigrant-owned language service provider based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an office in Minneapolis – Saint Paul, Minnesota.

“Our club was founded by immigrants and nearly all of our current players are immigrants, so signing a sponsorship deal with an immigrant-owned company like Cypher Language Services is very much appreciated,” said Junior Lone Star FC President and Executive Director Paul Konneh. “I spoke with both Cypher Language Services co-owners, Juan and Paul, last week and I noticed how passionate they are about soccer and assisting the immigrant community within Philadelphia. They also do a great work at Cypher Language Services where they assist their clients with translation and interpretation services with greater efficiency at a lower rate. We are thankful for their support and honored for their belief in our vision as we begin our UPSL journey together.”

As Junior Lone Star FC’s UPSL Team Title Sponsor, Cypher Language Services logo will be adorned on the front of the club’s UPSL Team jerseys and the company will also have its logo placed around the stadium during all UPSL home games.

Junior Lone Star FC will begin the 2018 UPSL season in early April and will play in the UPSL Northeast Conference against teams from New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.

About Cypher Language Services

Cypher Language Services is an immigrant-owned language service provider based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an office in the Minneapolis - Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Cypher has the capacity to secure linguists in over 150 languages and dialects. Cypher delivers interpretation services in the Greater Philadelphia and Twin Cities areas, and their written translation services know no boundaries. Their agency works across industries including healthcare providers, law firms, financial companies and securities agencies as well as local and national non-profits.

For more information on Cypher Language Services, visit

About Junior Lone Star Football Club

Junior Lone Star Football Club is Philadelphia’s only minor-league soccer club competing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). Founded in 2001 by West African immigrants, the club has grown from a single team of 11 players, to four teams of over 100 players. The club mission is to assist the youth and young adults of the Philadelphia area with competitive and non-competitive soccer training and educational development so as to prepare them for collegiate and/or professional soccer career.

For more information about Junior Lone Star Football Club, please visit

About the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 125 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 140-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.

For more information about the United Premier Soccer League, please visit

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