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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The Atlanta Rovers FC is ending the United Premier Soccer League regular season on a good note. The Rovers FC beat the visiting FC Matata at home 2-1 on May 29. The win allowed Rovers to successfully defend their home field at the Hill Grove High School.

The winning goals for Rovers FC were provided by Felix Nichols, Fidel Mba Mba Nsi, and El Hadj Ndiaye. The team also ended the UPSL regular season with 10 points consisting of three wins, one draw, and six defeats. 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, 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.

Each year, two seasons are played, 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.