• 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....

  • Loyal Jun 30

    Loyal Continue Unbeaten Streak, Beat Oakland 1-0

    The Loyal’s first meeting with Oakland was decided by one player’s first goal in a San Diego uniform. Miguel Ibarra fired a rocket to break a scoreless tie in the 72nd minute Tuesday night, the lone goal in San Diego’s win over the Roots. Former Torero Miguel Berry delivered a back heel pass to set up Ibarra to turn...

  • 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…

  • 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...

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