UPSL National Finals 2022 Set For Historic Columbus Crew Stadium
June 16, 2022 – Miami, Florida – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is excited to announce the dates and times for the Spring 2022 season Regional Finals as well as the host city for its National Finals.
This year, the UPSL is proud to bring the National Finals to a stadium full of Major League Soccer (MLS) and professional soccer history. Historic Crew Stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium built in the US and seats over 19,000. In addition to hosting the Columbus Crew (MLS) into 2021, the stadium has also hosted MLS Cup on three occasions (2001, 2015, 2020), the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on two occasions (1999, 2002), and served as the host of six 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage matches.
Current US Soccer Hall of Famer and UPSL Women National Director, Paul Caliguiri who made 25 appearances for the Crew during the 1996 MLS season, spoke about his excitement around the UPSL National Finals coming to the Historic Crew Stadium.
The two National semi-finals games are set to kick off on Friday, August 5th, at Historic Crew Stadium. Two days later, on Sunday, August 7th, the National championship game will kick off at the same location. Both the National Finals and Regional Finals will be streamed live, with commentary in English and Spanish.
The national playoffs begin on July 10th with 32 teams from across the country competing to determine the national champion. The Regional Finals will be played on July 23rd and 24th.
Regional Finals: July 23rd
- Southeast Regional Final: 5pm (EST)
- Central Regional Final: 8pm (EST)
Regional Finals: July 24th
- East Regional Final: 4pm (EST)
- West Regional Final: 7pm (EST)
National Semifinals and Finals: at Historic Columbus Crew Stadium
- Semi-Final One: Friday, August 5th at 5:30 pm (EST).
- Semi-Final Two: Friday, August 5th at 8:30 pm (EST).
- Third-place match: Sunday, August 7th at 12:00 pm (EST).
- Championship match: Sunday, August 7th at 3:00 pm (EST).
More information about the National Playoffs can be found on www.upsl.com.
About United Premier Soccer League
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 325 teams nationwide. The UPSL is the largest Pro Development League in North America. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated. UPSL teams are 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).
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About Historic Columbus Crew Stadium
Historic Crew Stadium is the first ever soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer. In addition to hosting concerts, sporting events and programming throughout the year, the venue also serves as the home of Columbus Crew 2 of MLS NEXT Pro. Previously serving as the home of the Columbus Crew from 1999-2021, Historic Crew Stadium opened its doors on May 15, 1999 to a sellout crowd for a match against the New England Revolution. It has hosted numerous national and international events: eight U.S. Soccer FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – specifically four consecutive “Dos a Cero” victories for the U.S. over Mexico (2001, 2005, 2009, 2013) – FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, three MLS Cups (2001, 2015, 2020), two MLS All-Star Games and a number of concerts. It was named the world’s most influential stadium of the decade by Stadia Magazine in 2010. In 2008, the venue added a permanent stage in the North End, allowing for up to 35,000 fans to take in concerts and other marquee events.