ATLANTA, GEORGIA— The Jamaica All-Stars FC made headlines on June 6 after they beat the second-seeded FC Matata in the quarterfinals of the 2021 United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Georgia Premier Division at South Gwinnett Park.
Seeded seventh in the playoffs the Jamaica All-Star played aggressively from the get-go to beat FC Matata in their game.
The other top seeds in the UPSL playoffs were able to avoid the upset ax as they beat their lower-seeded opponents.
The top-seeded Kalonji Pro beat the 8th seeded Rovers FC 4-0.
The third seed LC Limeno beat Potros FC 5-1.
The 4th seeded Atlanta Elephants beat Atlanta Atletico 4-1.
The quarterfinal winners are to face each other in the semifinals at the Silverbacks Stadium on June 19.
UPSL is a mostly American professional development soccer league that was founded in Santa Ana in Southern California, with teams in 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 larger United States soccer league system.