• Loyal Oct 26

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

    NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp reports.

  • Loyal Oct 21

    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 Oct 18

    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.

  • Loyal SC Oct 18

    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 Oct 17

    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 Oct 10

    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 Sep 12

    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 Aug 12

    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 Jul 15

    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 Jul 4

    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 Jun 26

    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 Jun 13

    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 Jun 6

    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 30

    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…

  • soccer May 28

    Loyal SC Adds Reinforcements Before 1st Home Match

    In 2020, San Diego Loyal SC was having trouble scoring goals so they added a few players, including San Diego native Miguel Berry, and the offense immediately kicked into gear. They’re hoping the same thing happens this season. After and 0-4 start where goals have been hard to find the Loyal brought Berry back again, once again on loan from…

  • San Diego Loyal May 7

    Rio Grande Valley Strikes Late, Drops Loyal to 0-2

    The Loyal showed improvement Thursday night, six days after a disappointing 4-1 loss at Phoenix to start the season. But the end result was the same. Rio Grande Valley used a late goal to beat San Diego 1-0, dropping the Loyal to 0-2. In the 87th minute Christian Sorto delivered a ball near the six-yard box for Vicente Sanchez, who…

  • soccer May 1

    Loyal SC Opens Season With Loss in Phoenix

    Last year Phoenix Rising FC played in the USL Championship title match. Everyone knew they were going to be good this season. San Diego Loyal SC found out just how good in the season opener in Arizona on Friday night. Phoenix scored three times in the second half top pull away for a 4-1 win. Loyal SC goalie Trey Muse…

  • soccer Apr 30

    San Diego Loyal SC Returns After Changing an Entire Soccer League

    The last time San Diego Loyal SC played an official match was September 30th of 2020. The opponent was Phoenix Rising FC, at the time the team with the best record in USL Championship. San Diego led 3-1 and was steamrolling towards the playoffs. Then a Phoenix player used a homophobic slur against San Diego’s Collin Martin, one of the…

  • 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…

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