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Cleveland adds two newcomers

Cleveland City Stars News Release -

Friday, February 22, 2008

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland City Stars have announced the signings of two new players to the 2008 Pro-Team roster. Joining the club for the upcoming season are defender John "Tre" Lee and forward Adam Ruud. The team is excited about the additions and both players will be looked upon to add valuable character along with their contributions on the field.

Lee comes to the City Stars from the Southern California Seahorses of the PDL. He played the 2006 season with Miami FC of the USL First Division, where he was a teammate of CCS goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap. Originally from Fontana, CA, Lee played collegiately at UC-Riverside where he was honorable mention All-Big West Conference after the 2004 season.

Ruud comes to Cleveland from the Charlotte Eagles, one of the City Stars competitors in USL-2. The crafty forward notched four goals and three assists in 18 games last season for the Eagles. Originally from Hanover Park, IL, Ruud played collegiately at Charlotte where he was a two-time NSCAA All-South Region selection. Ruud also earned first team All-Conference USA honors after his junior season and first team All-Atlantic 10 Conference after his senior season.

"We are thrilled to have signed Tre Lee and Adam Ruud," said Cleveland City Stars Executive Director Aaron Tredway. "We feel Tre will definitely strengthen our defense and offers something that can't be coached, speed. In Adam we feel we have signed a proven goal scorer within the USL structure and top class professional. Both Tre and Adam will be impact players for us and we expect great things from them this coming season."

CCS Partners with Wyndham Hotel in Downtown Cleveland:

The City Stars are happy to announce an exciting new partnership with the Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square that will benefit both the team and its fans. The gorgeous hotel featuring incredible food and superb service is located at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland, easily within walking distance to Krenzler Stadium.

The special rate for all City Stars traveling fans, families and friends will be $109/night for double or single rooms. Simply call 216-615-7500 and ask for the special City Stars Discount Rate and enjoy a wonderful weekend in Cleveland

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