• soccer Nov 6

    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 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...

  • 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 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…

  • 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,…

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