ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The Atlanta United Academy has reached the finals of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Georgia Georgia Division Championship after beating the visiting Atlanta Elephants FC 4-1 in their semifinal encounter last December 8 at the Atlanta Academy Training Ground.
Playing in front of its fans, the United Academy under 19 team played solid from start to finish to reach the finals of the UPSL Georgia Premer Division.
UPSL is an American professional development soccer league founded in Santa Ana in Southern California.
The teams are considered regionalized conferences throughout the United States, and recently Canada and Mexico.
The league was founded in 2011 by Santa Ana Winds FC President Leonel López as a regional league for teams in Greater Los Angeles but expanded to include teams from 32 states as of the 2019 UPSL season.
Two seasons are played each year, with regional play culminating in a playoff system that crowns a single national champion each season.
The league features internal promotion and relegation with up to three levels in some regions; only clubs in the top tier Division I are eligible to compete for the national championship.
The league is a United States Adult Soccer Association National League within the United States soccer league system.