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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Georgia Division champion Kalonji Pro-Profile has reached the quarterfinals of the UPSL National championship.
Last January 14, Pro-Profile beat Iturbide FC 4-3 via a penalty shoot-out to get a slot in the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals, Pro-Profile is set to face OFC Barca on January 23 at the At Moba soccer Park 1000 Moba Dr, Peachtree City, GA 30269 around 2:30 in the afternoon.
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.