The United Premier Soccer league is a national league comprising more than 150 teams for the Summer 2018 season. Those 150 teams are divided into eight geographical conferences, with several conferences featuring a system of promotion and relegation. Larger conferences are split into divisions to reduce the required travel for teams.
Union Dubuque F.C. is a member of the Midwest Conference, Central Division. Each division in the Midwest plays operates on a home and away double round-robin format to produce a division winner. The winner of each of the four divisions in the Midwest Conference will contest a tournament after the regular season is over to determine the conference champion who will represent the conference at the UPSL National Playoffs, hosted in Denver, CO in August 2018.