ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Kalonji Profile has won its second 2021 United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Georgia Premier Division Championship after beating rival LSA Limeño 4-2 in the finals last July 3 at the Silverbacks stadium.
Facing each other in the finals for the second straight time, both the Profile and Limeño played well but it was the former who played superior in the end.
Aside from the championship, Profile also gets the slot to compete in the Round of 16 in the UPSL National Playoffs.
Bruno Kalonji, the owner and coach of the team who was awarded the coach of the year in the UPSL Georgia Division is very happy with their successive championships.
Kalonji took the time to thank UPSL Georgia Division for a great league and all their supporters for their victory.
The Profile got the slot in the finals earlier after they beat the Atlanta Elephants in the semifinals at the Silverbacks Stadium 3-0 last June 19.
Limeño for its part reached the finals after escaping Seas Jamaica United FC 2-1 in the semifinals at the Silverbacks Stadium also on June 19.
In the first meeting of the two teams, Kalonji beat Limeño in the finals 3-0 in the UPSL Georgia Premier Division Championship last May 30 at the South Gwinnett Park @ 2115 McGee Road, Snellville GA 30078.
The Profile was very determined to win the championship in their first meeting as they scored their first goal in 36 minutes.
After scoring their first goal, the Profile played tough defense and foiled any goal attempts from Limeño.
On its official Facebook page, the Profile cited hard work and disciple as keys to their championship win.
“Hard work payoff, commitment brings opportunities, discipline is about consistency, and loyalty bring you success and opportunities,” Profile said.
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
The league is a United States Adult Soccer Association National League, within the larger United States soccer league system.

By bob

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