2024 Division 1 Promotion Playoff

The battle for the “automatic promotion spot” to the Fall season Premier Division was contested this past weekend between the winners of each of the two Division 1 groups, LSA Sharks and Fountain City FC. On an oppressively hot afternoon, these 2 teams played and entertaining  match with LSA Sharks coming out on top by the score of 2-1.

LSA goals from Adan Galvez & Luis Acuna were enough to counter the single goal from Fountain City’s Ian Corbin to earn LSA a spot in the UPSL Georgia Premier Division for the 2024 Fall season. Both teams came into this match after winning their perspective Division 1 groups and earn a right to get automatic promotion with a win in this one off playoff match. Evenly matched, the game did not disappoint for excitement and drama.

Despite the loss, Fountain City still have an opportunity to compete for the 2nd promotion spot by being placed in the Division 1 playoffs which includes the top 8 seeds remaining from the 2 division 1 groups. The winner of the division 1 playoffs will also earn promotion to the Georgia Premier Division for the Fall 2024 seasons. Both promotions are also contingent on if the teams can meet the raised standards of the Premier Division.

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