• soccer October 28, 2022 10:40 pm

    San Diego Might Finally Be Landing a Major League Soccer Club

    In the span of three weeks San Diego Wave FC set not one, but two National Women’s Soccer League attendance records. San Diego Loyal SC has been to the playoffs in two of their first three years. Both have been heavily supported by a San Diego fan base that’s known internationally as one of the best soccer towns you’ll...

  • soccer September 17, 2022 10:16 pm

    San Diego is a Soccer Town! Wave Set a Record, Loyal Punch Playoff Ticket

    San Diego: Soccer Mecca. It’s hard to argue against that title after a fabulous Saturday night that will go down in history as one of the greatest nights on the pitch this town will ever see. San Diego Wave FC played their first match at Snapdragon Stadium in front of 32,000 fans, destroying the previous National Women’s Soccer League...

  • Loyal SC June 2, 2022 11:36 pm

    Amang Provides Second Half Spark, Helps Loyal Come Back for Draw in New York

    Some points are more impressive than others. The Loyal had to feel satisfied with the one they earned Thursday in New Jersey. After trailing 2-0 at halftime, Thomas Amang provided a pair of goals to earn a 2-2 tie. Amang entered the game at intermission and wasted little time, scoring less than five minutes into the second half. In the…

  • Loyal SC May 12, 2022 11:14 pm

    Loyal SC's Match Against Colorado Springs Canceled

    It’s going to be a while before we see Landon Donovan’s team at Torero Stadium again. On Thursday night San Diego Loyal had this weekend’s visit from Colorado Springs canceled. The league made the decision because of COVID -19 cases “among Switchback FC’s covered persons”. Colorado Springs entered the week as the first place team in the Western Conference,...

  • soccer January 6, 2022 12:37 pm

    Loyal SC Sets Home Opener, Open Tryout Event

    On November 5, San Diego Loyal SC lost its first ever playoff match in San Antonio 2-0. Since then manager Landon Donovan has been working to move past that setback while also making sure nobody on the club forgets it. “I look at it more as part of the process. I wasn’t expecting to walk through the playoffs,” says Donovan….

  • soccer November 5, 2021 8:19 pm

    Loyal SC Loses in Franchise's First Playoff Match

    San Diego Loyal SC made history by making the USL Championship playoffs for the first time in their existence. Alas, their trip to San Antonio did not go the way they would have liked. The Loyal allowed a pair of early goals and couldn’t get their offense going in a 2-0 loss to SAFC, who scored both their goals...

  • Loyal October 25, 2021 7:26 pm

    Sports Wrap: Sal Zizzo on Tough Results, Final Match and Retirement

    NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp reports.

  • Loyal October 20, 2021 9:31 pm

    Loyal Unable to Clinch Home Playoff Match, Fall 1-0 at Orange County

    The Loyal hoped to end Wednesday night with a celebration. Not only is the party on hold, it’s in serious jeopardy with two matches to go. Landon Donovan’s second place club fell 1-0 at Orange County. A win would have clinched a first round playoff game, but instead the loss trims their lead over Orange County to a single...

  • Sports Arena Redevelopment October 18, 2021 4:07 pm

    Competing Groups Rekindle Battle to Renovate San Diego's Sports Arena and Midway District

    There are — once again — two new plans competing to redevelop the San Diego Sports Arena/Midway District area. Here’s how we got here.

  • Midway District October 18, 2021 2:40 pm

    Meet ‘Midway Village+,' a Vision for Revitalizing the Sports Arena and Midway District

    In 2020 the Midway Sport and Entertainment District (MSED) put together a plan for renovating the 48 acres where Pechanga Arena currently sits. Their idea won the public vote handily but eventually lost out on the opportunity when then-Mayor Kevin Faulconer chose a competing proposal. Now that the area is up for grabs again, the folks with MSED are back,…

  • soccer October 16, 2021 9:41 pm

    San Diego Loyal SC Clinches Playoff Spot

    San Diego Loyal SC did not play a match on Saturday and still earned one of the biggest victories in their young franchise history. With Oakland’s 1-0 loss to Orange County, the Loyal officially secured its first playoff appearance in its second year of existence. Now that’s out of the way so they can go after an even bigger...

  • soccer October 9, 2021 10:31 pm

    2nd Half Strikes Put Loyal SC on Brink of Playoffs

    San Diego Loyal SC started the season on a 4-match losing streak. With four games left, this is a completely different club. The Loyal won again, coming from behind to beat Sacramento 2-1 on Saturday night in front of a packed house at Torero Stadium. They’ve won six of their last eight outings and only lost once in that...

  • soccer September 11, 2021 9:35 pm

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

    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...

  • soccer August 12, 2021 3:55 pm

    Loyal SC and Rady Children's Hospital Team Up for a Unique Fundraiser

    Rady Children’s Hospital has been a partner with San Diego Loyal SC since the club’s inception. So, it’s no surprise that our local USL Championship club goes out of its way to help one of the best children’s health care centers in the country. “When you see the work that they do at Rady Children’s Hospital, the way they’re...

  • San Diego Loyal July 15, 2021 9:18 am

    San Diego Loyal Pull Off Improbable Comeback, Top OC 2-1

    The 2-1 victory landed the San Diego Loyal three crucial points, drawing them even with Orange County FC for second place in the Pacific Division.

  • soccer July 3, 2021 6:04 pm

    Loyal SC Runs Unbeaten Streak to 8

    San Diego Loyal SC is the hottest team in USL Championship (and not just for their extremely cool kits). The Loyal ran their unbeaten streak to eight, although they’ll be lamenting their late performance in Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with Sacramento Republic FC at Torero Stadium. The first half was scoreless and largely uneventful. The 2nd half was neither....

  • soccer June 25, 2021 10:04 pm

    Red-Hot Loyal SC Wins Again

    San Diego Loyal SC started the 2021 season with four straight losses. They might not lose again this year. The Loyal hit the road and beat Las Vegas Lights FC 2-1 on Friday night, earning a result for a 6th straight match (four wins, two draws). San Diego has leapt into 3rd place in the Pacific Division and in the…

  • soccer June 13, 2021 1:18 pm

    San Diego Natives Lead Loyal SC to Victory

    When San Diego Loyal SC was founded in June of 2019 one of the first things they said they would do is cultivate the ridiculous level of youth soccer talent in America’s Finest City. That’s a pretty darn solid strategy. Chula Vista native Alejandro Guido and Poway’s own Miguel Berry scored (on an assist from Guido) to lead the...

  • soccer June 5, 2021 10:01 pm

    Loyal SC Lets One Get Away in Phoenix

    This one hurts. San Diego Loyal SC went to Phoenix and had a chance to beat the team with the best record in the Western Conference, but gave up two goals in stoppage time and will have to come home with a 2-2 draw. For the first 90 minutes the Loyal were easily the better club. Poway High School and…

  • soccer May 29, 2021 10:31 pm

    Loyal Win Home Opener in Front of Partial Capacity (But Extremely Loud) Crowd

    It’s been a long time since San Diego Loyal SC played a home match with people in the stands. On Saturday night, for the first time since their inaugural game in March of 2020, they got to play in front of fans at Torero Stadium. The crowd size was limited. The crowd noise was not. San Diego used a pair…

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