The United Premier Soccer League, the amateur league that began in 2011 in Southern California and has rapidly expanded to more than 230 teams in 32 states, will play the finals of its spring season
with an eight-team knockout format over three days in the Denver area
the UPSL, which operates fall and spring seasons, has announced plans to shift its structure from eight to four conferences and regionalize the playoffs, beginning with the 2019 spring
The two teams that will meet in the final will play at the home of the team with the better record. The UPSL will help subsidize the travel of the visiting team with a
$5,000 contribution to pay for its expenses. It will also boost the prize money for the champion from $5,000 to $10,000.
"This will allow our league to really focus on building our crowds
at our national final," said UPSL commissioner Yan Skwara
, "while at the same time creating and promoting a truly special event for sponsors and supporters."