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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—For the second straight year, the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Georgia Division champion Kalonji Pro-Profile suffered defeat in the quarterfinals of the UPSL National championship.
Last January 23, Pro-Profile suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of the visiting OFC Barca who represents UPSL Florida.
With the win, Barca reaches the semifinals of the UPSL National Championship and win the UPSL Southeast region championship.
Pro-Profile got the slot to the quarterfinals earlier after beating Iturbide FC 4-3 last January 14 via a penalty shoot-out.
Pro-Profile got its back-to-back UPSL Georgia Division championship crowns after beating the youthful Atlanta United Academy 1-0 last December 18, 4 p.m. at MOBA Soccer Academy.
The visiting U-19 team United Academy took advantage of their speed and energy to outrun the defending champion Pro-Profile but they were not successful in scoring a goal.
In the 29th minute, Pro-Profile’s Patrick Okonkwo was able to penetrate the tough defense of United FC and scored a goal.
Sensing danger, United Academy played more aggressively to force an equalizer.
However, the Pro-Profile used their experience to frustrate the goal attempts of United Academy.
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.