• soccer Apr 9

    San Diego Loyal SC Adds First Four Players to Select Team

    San Diego Loyal SC is just a few weeks away from starting their second regular season (April 30 at Phoenix Rising FC). But, the Loyal are focusing far beyond 2021. This week they announced the first four signings of their Loyal Select team, all local teenagers the franchise scouted from nearly 50 San Diego area club teams. These young men…

  • soccer Mar 15

    Loyal SC Awards #10 to Chula Vista Native

    The number 10 holds a special place in soccer lore. It’s been worn by some of the greatest players in history. Pele wore number 10. Diego Maradona wore it. Lionel Messi wears it. Interestingly, the reason the 10 became so iconic is kind of coincidental. In soccer, much like baseball, each position on the pitch has a number attached to…

  • Loyal SC Mar 9

    San Diego Loyal SC Opens 2021 Training Camp

    When San Diego Loyal SC started their first training camp in 2020, they’d only been a franchise for about eight months. That means they not only had to assemble a roster … they had to build an entire organization.

  • soccer Feb 11

    New Loyal SC Goalie Finds Inspiration From The Greatest

    San Diego Loyal SC has only been around for one season. One very, very odd season that nearly ended in a playoff appearance. In 2021 they’re setting themselves up to win the USL Championship. “From what I’ve been seeing it looks like they’re definitely trying to make some pushes to make this year even better and I’m just excited...

  • soccer Jan 14

    Loyal SC Starts San Diego Youth Soccer Program

    Since the day San Diego Loyal SC was formed and joined the United Soccer League Championship the club has said it wants to make an impact in the local community. Now they’re reaching into the San Diego youth soccer scene, which by all accounts … and some research by the Loyal … is among the best in the nation. “I…

  • San Diego Sports Dec 31, 2020

    Counting Down the Stories That Shaped San Diego Sports in 2020

    Here is the top 10 stories that shaped San Diego sports in 2020.

  • soccer Dec 11, 2020

    Loyal SC Adds Scoring Punch, Defense to 2021 Roster

    San Diego Loyal SC is starting to shape its roster for the 2021 season. Returning are seven stalwarts: Sal Zizzo, Defender and Team CaptainCharlie Adams, MidfielderCollin Martin, MidfielderElijah Martin, DefenderJack Metcalf, DefenderTumi Moshobane, MidfielderGrant Stoneman, Defender You might notice there aren’t any strikers on that list. Loyal SC addressed that position by adding one of USL Championship’s most potent...

  • soccer Oct 10, 2020

    Loyal SC Reflects on Wild Inaugural Season

    In June of 2019 San Diego was awarded a USL Championship expansion team. The 15 months that followed were arguably the most tumultuous beginning of a franchise in professional sports history. “This team dealt with more in one season than most teams will deal with in 10 years,” says Loyal chairman Andrew Vassiliadis. First, they had to create an entire…

  • soccer Oct 2, 2020

    ‘All We're Doing Is What We Should Be Doing': Loyal SC on Forfeits to Fight Injustice

    If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it. John Lewis San Diego Loyal SC was probably going to make the playoffs. The expansion USL Championship team was leading first-place Phoenix Rising FC, 3-1, in the 2nd half when they heard a member of the opposing team,…

  • soccer Oct 1, 2020

    Loyal SC Walks Off Pitch After Opposing Player Uses Homophobic Slur

    The San Diego Loyal SC has once again taken a stand against hate. The club walked off the pitch Wednesday night after a player on the Phoenix Rising directed a homophobic slur at Loyal player Collin Martin, Loyal SC tweeted. “Last week we made it loud and clear that we do not stand for racism or homophobia. Nothing has changed…

  • soccer Oct 1, 2020

    Loyal SC Walks Off Pitch After Opposing Player Uses Homophobic Slur

    Twice in as many games an opposing player has crossed the line with the San Diego Loyal SC. NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp has the story.

  • soccer Oct 1, 2020

    Loyal SC Players Walk Off Pitch

  • soccer Sep 26, 2020

    LA Galaxy II Cuts Ties With Player Who Used Racial Slur vs. San Diego Loyal SC

    San Diego Loyal SC announced on Friday that it was forfeiting Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy II after one of LA’s players used a racial slur against one of Loyal SC’s Black players. Part of San Diego’s frustration is the Galaxy II coaching staff heard the exchange but did nothing to discipline its player. On Saturday that...

  • soccer Sep 26, 2020

    Loyal SC Forfeits Match After Galaxy II Player Uses Racial Slur Against Their Player

    On Wednesday night, San Diego Loyal SC played to a 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy II. On Friday night the Loyal announced it’s forfeiting the match. The club says a player from the Galaxy used a racial slur against one of San Diego’s Black players. According to the Loyal the incident occurred in the 71st minute of the match....

  • soccer Sep 20, 2020

    Loyal SC Gets Huge Road Win at Phoenix

    The Padres are on the brink of a playoff spot but there might be two local clubs in the post-season this year. When I talked to San Diego Loyal SC head coach Landon Donovan a couple of weeks ago his club had six matches left. He told me they’d have to win five of them to make the playoffs....

  • soccer Aug 28, 2020

    Loyal SC Adds Scoring Punch With Former Toreros All-American

    Miguel Berry is coming home. The University of San Diego All-American joins the Loyal on a loan from the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.

  • soccer Aug 16, 2020

    Loyal SC Suffers 1st Road Loss in Phoenix

    San Diego Loyal SC won the first two road matches of their existence. However, due to matches being postpones when LA Galaxy II and Las Vegas Lights FC experienced positive COVID-19 tests, wins in Tacoma and Salt Lake City were the only two of their seven matches they’d played away from Torero Stadium. The third time was not the...

  • coronavirus pandemic Aug 9, 2020

    San Diego Loyal SC Match Postponed due to COVID-19 Concerns

    For the second time in the last three weeks, San Diego Loyal SC is having a match postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test by the team they’re supposed to play. About two hours before kickoff of their scheduled match on Saturday night in Las Vegas, the Loyal announced at least one member of Las Vegas Lights FC had...

  • Las Vegas Jul 26, 2020

    Loyal SC Gets 1st Home Win, Stays in 1st Place

    Watching San Diego Loyal SC hosting Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday night it took a second to realize something was a little bit off. The Stone Brewing logo across the front of the kit was the same color and font … it was just upside down. The idea was to “leave no Stone unturned.” They might want to keep…

  • soccer Jul 20, 2020

    Loyal SC Takes 1st Loss

    It took four matches for San Diego Loyal SC to finally suffer the first loss in franchise history. The Loyal lost 1-0 to LA Galaxy II at Torero Stadium in their first USL Championship home match since early March. The Galaxy controlled most of the first half possessions and had it not been for a few sensational saves by goalie…

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