• soccer Oct 10

    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

    ‘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

    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

    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

    Loyal SC Players Walk Off Pitch

  • soccer Sep 26

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • coronavirus Jul 12

    Loyal SC Resumes Season, Wins Again

    Just before its inaugural season went on hiatus due to COVID-19, San Diego Loyal SC won a road match by one goal. When the season resumed on Saturday, they did the exact same thing. The Loyal went to Utah and beat Real Monarchs SLC, the reigning champs of USL Championship, 1-0 to remain unbeaten. With two wins and a draw…

  • Loyal SC Jul 11

    Sports Arena Revitalization: Inside the Competing Plans

    The City of San Diego issued a Request For Proposals asking for ideas to revitalize 48 acres of land in the Midway/Sports Arena area where Pechanga Arena sits. They received four responses. Two of them will have a chance to take on at least a billion dollar job. San Diegans have a chance to share their opinions on the matter,…

  • Loyal SC Jul 11

    Sports Arena Revitilzation

    NBC 7’s Rory Devine breaks down competing plans to revitalize the aging Sports Arena site.

  • soccer Jul 10

    Loyal SC Part of Plan to Renovate Sports Arena and Build New Soccer Venue

    San Diego’s Sports Arena … currently known as Pechanga Arena … has needed an expansive renovation for decades. The city requested proposals to update the iconic building, along with 48 acres of land in the Midway/Sports Arena district. How about adding a new soccer stadium, too? Several developers have submitted proposals to the city, which can now be viewed online…

  • San Diego Loyal Jul 9

    Loyal Unveil Black Lives Matter Jerseys Team Will Wear In First Match of USL's Return

    The San Diego Loyal will make a statement in Saturday’s return to action. It won’t necessarily be with their play, or have an impact on the final score. But it will be clear the moment they take the field. “We will not be silent about racial injustice and encourage our fans and community to join us in taking a...

  • coronavirus Jul 4

    Loyal SC Revised 2020 Schedule

    San Diego Loyal SC will resume its 2020 USL Championship season on July 11. Their first game back from a nearly three month coronavirus-induced break will not be an easy one. The Loyal head to Utah to face the defending champion Real Monarchs SLC in one of three matches remaining against clubs not in Group B (Loyal SC, LA Galaxy…

  • coronavirus Jun 25

    Loyal SC Joins Group B in USL Championship Return Structure

    How about this for something pretty cool: When San Diego Loyal S.C. gets to resume its inaugural season they’ll be in first place. USL Championship revealed details of its return to play plan this week. All 35 clubs will be broken into eight groups based on geography. Some groups will have four teams, others will have five teams. The...

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