ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The dream of Atlanta Rovers FC to have a winning start in the 2022 United Premier Soccer League Georgia Summer Regional Cup has ended in a nightmare. The visiting Rovers FC suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of the home team SEAS Jamaica All-Stars at South Gwinnett Park last July 9.
Alejandro Rodrigo provided the lone goal for Rovers in their game in a losing cause. Rovers FC hopes to get its first win in the season when they host the Atlanta City U17 at the South Gwinnett Park on July 16 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.