The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) was formed in Los Angeles in 2011 with the goal of providing a competitive league platform for players seeking to play at higher levels. Today the league is the fastest-growing of its kind in the United States.
From an inaugural slate of 10 clubs in Southern California, the UPSL has grown to feature over 70 men’s teams in California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining UPSL minimum standards.
The UPSL introduced the promotion/relegation model used in European soccer leagues for 2017 season. The Pro Premier Division and Championship Division constitute the two divisions for the UPSL. The Pro Premier Division represents the top-tiered division in UPSL. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards. UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the league’s affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).