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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The Atlanta United Academy made its presence felt in the first week of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Georgia Division Fall Tournament.
The Academy won its first game in the tournament by blasting Augusta United FC 6-0 evening of August 29.
With its initial win, the Academy gets three points and takes the early lead in the standings alongside Limeno Georgia and Atletico Atlanta who also both won their opening week games.
Limeno barged into the win column by beating Atlanta Elephants 7-1 afternoon of August 29.
Atletico for its part salvage a 3-2 win over Potros FC.
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.

 

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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