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UPSL 2020 Spring Season Update

Published Apr 27, 2020

April 27, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA - First, we want to send our best wishes for good health to everyone in the UPSL community during these unprecedented times.

We have been monitoring closely the developments at a national and regional level while remaining optimistic that soccer will be played again soon.

Clearly nothing will re-start in early May, so our plans now shift to the possibility of re-starting the season in late May or early June.

While we cannot predict the exact timing, we can be ready with a schedule if and when the time comes. For now we intend to stay flexible and keep an open mind.

Our plans include creating a safety protocol that will be in place for all games. These are intended to limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

It is becoming very clear that some parts of the country will be opening up sooner than others. This means that the number of available weeks to complete a regular season may vary from conference to conference. This should not cause any problems so long as a sufficient number of games are played.

Scenario 1: Start May 23-24

Regular Season - May 23-24 to Aug. 2. 11 weekends to complete minimum 10 games.
Playoffs Round of 32 - Aug. 8-9
Playoffs Round of 16 - Aug. 15-16
Regional Finals - Aug. 22-23
National Finals - Sept. 5-7 (Labor Day)

Scenario 2: Start May 30-31

Regular Season - May 30-31 to Aug. 2. 10 weekends to complete minimum 10 games.
Playoffs Round of 32 - Aug. 8-9
Playoffs Round of 16 - Aug. 15-16
Regional Finals - Aug. 22-23
National Finals - Sept. 5-7 (Labor Day)

Scenario 3: Start June 6-7

Regular Season - June 6-7 to Aug. 9. 10 weekends to complete minimum 10 games.
(Play-In game for some divisions required to qualify for Round of 16 playoffs.)

Playoffs Round of 16 - Aug. 15-16
Regional Finals - Aug. 22-23
National Finals - Sept. 5-7 (Labor Day)

We will provide further updates as new information regarding restrictions and timelines become available.

Thank you,

Yan Skwara
UPSL Commissioner