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2024 Board Members

Martin Alfaro


(he/him) I am proud to serve as President of the Philly Falcons. Soccer has been part of my life since I was a child and I believe that through the most beautiful game in the world, we can bring people together. As President, I strive to ensure the sport is accessible and that our club represents a space of inclusivity. 

Ed Argothy

Vice President

(he/him) I’ve been a Falcon since 2007. I have been actively involved as a player, captain, and organizer in numerous tournaments, leagues, and social activities. I also have served on the Falcons board as Deputy VP and President. As the club’s VP, my overall goal is to ensure that our club continues to provide a friendly and safe space for our LGBTI members and allies to play the beautiful game and socialize with other members. I look forward to working collaboratively with other board members to make sure that, this year, our club enjoys financial stability, a solid LGBTI base, and a wide range of soccer and social activities for the membership.

Netanya DeRouchie (Nettie)

Marketing Director


I have been playing soccer since early childhood and when I moved back to Philly in 2022 one of my first goals was to find a home on the field. The community that I have quickly found within the Philadelphia Falcons is unmatched. In 2024 I hope to continue to provide a friendly and safe space for our LGBTQIA members and allies and build the passion for this game and club. I am excited to work with the rest of this incredibly tenacious and hardworking team to grow inclusive soccer in Philadelphia.

Steve Harter


(he/him) I began playing soccer with the Falcons in 2012, and my love of the sport comes from its universality, community, and inclusivity. I think the Falcons club epitomizes these traits of the game, and I look forward to helping to grow our community and creating spaces for the club to come together and enjoy the beautiful game.

Alexander Tristano

Sporting Activities Officer

(they/them) I started playing with the Falcons in 2016 but was a friend of the club for years before that. My favorite thing about the Falcons is getting to play soccer in a totally open and accepting community. Alexander has lived in Philly since I were five years old and you can usually spot them biking around the city. 

Yunio Martinez

Fundraising and Sponsorship Liaison

(he/ze/zir/them) I  started playing soccer when I was seven years old, and I believe soccer es más que un juego because this sport get me through my younger years in life when I was constantly bullied and discriminated against because my homosexuality. I immigrated to the United States and got involved in any way i can to make sure new generations of LGBTQ+ athletes have a safe place to play the game. I have been in the board twice as president, Vicepresident (2) and Sporting Activities (2) and one term as Treasurer and Recruiting Officer, and this year is my back to back as  Fundraiser Officer, I believe one person can’t make the change but make the difference, we need to fight for our next generations, we should be in all the places where all the decisions are being made, need to educate  organizers, coaches, referees, and others by supporting initiatives that stand against hate, I encourage diversity in the world’s most beautiful game. It’s ok to say Queer and play the sport you love regardless your gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or gender presentation. Just be YOU and play FUTBOL.

When I joined the falcons I was afraid to be out because no ones will accepted me, Today I don’t identify myself as gay anymore. I’m genderqueer and my pronouns has switched: I still have He because I have done any transition, but I started using neutral pronouns as Ze/Zir probably will continue using more those often but also using them because I’m in that group who doesn’t fit in the gender binary or identify as male or female. 

Joseph Guthrie

Communications Director

(he/him) It is an absolute honour and privilege to be serving as Marketing Director for the Philadelphia Falcons. Sport is a real passion of mine, football chief amongst all my favourite sports. It is called the beautiful game for a reason and it truly is one of the most beautiful things that I’ve ever come across. From the pitch to the stands; from the pageantry to the tapestry of communities I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and live amongst, there’s nothing like it and I am thrilled to be able to be involved in communicating just how passionate the Falcons are about getting everyone involved in as many events and activities as possible. We are a loud and proud LGBTQIA organisation and I will do my part to broadcast not just through speech but through the beautiful game itself that our community belongs in football and so do you!

Jimmy Diluzio


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