• 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 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…

  • San Diego Loyal Mar 31

    San Diego Loyal Donates Soccer Balls, Equipment to Migrant Youth at Convention Center

    San Diego Loyal helped welcome the migrant children who arrived at the San Diego Convention Center earlier this week with a generous donation of athletic items that can help keep them entertained.

  • 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...

  • san diego loyal sc Nov 18, 2020

    San Diego Loyal Begins Auction of Black Lives Matter Jerseys

    San Diego Loyal SC on Tuesday launched an online raffle for fans to purchase tickets to enter to win the “Black Lives Matter” alternate jerseys worn by all 28 players during the soccer team’s 2020 season matches.

  • 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 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....

  • San Diego Loyal Jul 30, 2020

    Positive COVID-19 Test Postpones San Diego Loyal Match

    The San Diego Loyal’s soccer match vs. LA Galaxy II scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Dignity Health Sports Park has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. About 90 minutes before kickoff, the Loyal sent out a press release with the following announcement: “Proceeding with an abundance of caution, the postponement comes after covered individuals…

  • 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…

  • San Diego Loyal Jul 9, 2020

    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...

  • San Diego Loyal Jul 8, 2020

    Safe Soccer: San Diego Loyal Follow COVID-19 Safety Protocols to Resume USL Season

    The San Diego Loyal will resume the United Soccer League (USL) season Saturday, July 11 at Real Monarch Salt Lake City. The previous two times the Loyal played a game was their home opener March 7 in front of thousands of spirited fans at University of San Diego Torero Stadium, then on March 11 on the road at Tacoma, with…

  • Covid-19 Jul 8, 2020

    San Diego Loyal Head Coach Landon Donovan Has COVID-19 Game Plan

    Head coach Landon Donovan is making sure his players understand their responsibility. NBC 7’s Todd Strain has the story.

  • coronavirus Jul 4, 2020

    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, 2020

    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...

  • San Diego Loyal Mar 12, 2020

    Loyal Get First Win, Postpone Next Home Match

    The celebration following the Loyal’s first win was bound to be quiet, they were on the road after all. But the atmosphere in their road game at Tacoma was even more subdued than usual. Fans were not allowed at Cheney Stadium Wednesday night, the home of the Defiance. That was due to Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s suspension of large...

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