Loyal SC's First Trip to Oakland Ends in a Draw

The Loyal and the Roots fail to score

Landon Donovan of the San Diego Loyal walks along the sidelines in this undated photo.
San Diego Loyal SC

In soccer it's called getting a result, even if no goals are scored.

San Diego Loyal SC made their inaugural trip to the Bay Area to face the Oakland Roots. They'll come with with a standings point after a 0-0 draw that was devoid of many scoring opportunities for either side.

The Loyal's best chance came in the 29th minute. Elijah Martin sent a cross to the middle of the box and Augustine Williams's header nearly found the net but Oakland goalie Paul Blanchette made a fantastic leaping save.

The Loyal are tied for 2nd place in the Pacific Division with Orange County SC. They host the 4th-place Tacoma Defiance next Sunday with a 3:00 pm kickoff at Torero Stadium.

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