Posted: Sunday, March 7, 2021. 7:32 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Deon McCaulay’s Ginga Atlanta today won the United States UPSL National champions in a 3-1 shootout over Olympians FC after a scoreless 120 minutes at Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The championship game, played at the Atlanta Silverbacks Stadium in Atlanta had to be decided by penalty kicks after 90 minutes and overtime finished in a 0-0 draw. Ginga Atlanta, the Ginga University team also known as Atletico Atlanta, were playing with ten men after Onezimo Francsico got red carded during regulation time.
One more for the books for the Belizean striker who has played internationally in Honduras and the United States.
Earlier today the LA Soccer Press published an article entitled ‘Belize and Beyond’ and subtitled ‘Belizean National Team Star On The Cusp Of A National Title With Ginga Atlanta.’ On Twitter, LA Soccer Press posted “Deon McCaulay might be the stand-alone superstar at this weekend’s National Championship in Atlanta.”
Reporter Michael House wrote “From playing in the Belizean Premier League to ranking among the world’s top scorers in Qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, Deon McCaulay will add another chapter his illustrious career at the United Premiers Soccer League National Championships this weekend in Atlanta, GA.”
It cost them, but in the end, Ginga Atlanta delivered in clinching the United States UPSL national championship. The star of the game was their goalkeeper Alberto Ciroi stopping two penalty shots from the Olympians shooters.
Ginga was playing with ten men after Onezimo Francisco got red-carded.
Ginga Atlanta had qualified for the championship match by virtue of a 3-2 win over Brockton United on Friday night, the game also played at the Atlanta Silverbacks Stadium.
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