• Loyal SC June 3, 2022 6:36 am

    Amang Provides Second Half Spark, Helps Loyal Come Back for Draw in New York

    Some points are more impressive than others. The Loyal had to feel satisfied with the one they earned Thursday in New Jersey. After trailing 2-0 at halftime, Thomas Amang provided a pair of goals to earn a 2-2 tie. Amang entered the game at intermission and wasted little time, scoring less than five minutes into the second half. In the…

  • Loyal SC May 13, 2022 6:14 am

    Loyal SC's Match Against Colorado Springs Canceled

    It’s going to be a while before we see Landon Donovan’s team at Torero Stadium again. On Thursday night San Diego Loyal had this weekend’s visit from Colorado Springs canceled. The league made the decision because of COVID -19 cases “among Switchback FC’s covered persons”. Colorado Springs entered the week as the first place team in the Western Conference,...

  • Loyal October 26, 2021 2:26 am

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

    NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp reports.

  • Loyal October 21, 2021 4:31 am

    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...

  • Loyal June 30, 2021 6:22 am

    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...

  • San Diego Loyal May 7, 2021 4:41 am

    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…

  • San Diego Sports December 31, 2020 8:59 pm

    Counting Down the Stories That Shaped San Diego Sports in 2020

    Here is the top 10 stories that shaped San Diego sports in 2020.

  • San Diego Loyal July 9, 2020 6:31 pm

    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...

  • Covid-19 July 8, 2020 5:02 am

    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.

  • San Diego Loyal July 8, 2020 5:06 am

    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…

  • coronavirus April 25, 2020 5:42 pm

    Loyal S.C. Competing to Help Rady Children's Hospital

    Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego was supposed to hold its 2nd annual Dream Big Walk in May. Like just about all the other public gatherings it was put off by the coronavirus pandemic. So, in a time of crisis, Rady and San Diego’s new professional soccer club are getting creative. “This is their biggest fundraiser every year and all of...

  • San Diego Loyal March 12, 2020 7:51 am

    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...

  • Loyal SC March 8, 2020 4:39 pm

    Loyal SC Debuts With a Draw

    San Diego has been waiting for a high-level outdoor professional soccer club for years. That wait finally ended on Saturday night. Loyal SC, the newest member of United Soccer League Championship, played to a 1-1 draw against the Las Vegas Lights in the first match in franchise history. They did it in front of a sold-out crowd of more than…

  • soccer February 14, 2020 5:37 am

    Loyal SC Unveils Kit and Sponsor

    For a while now we’ve known when, where, and against whom San Diego Loyal SC will play its inaugural USL Championship match. Now we know what they’ll be wearing. And what they’ll be drinking. On Thursday night Loyal SC revealed its kit and sponsor for the 2020 season. Stone Brewing, one of the largest craft breweries in San Diego,...

  • San Diego Loyal January 20, 2020 8:31 am

    Warren Smith Joins Sports Wrap OT

    A brand new professional soccer team debuts in San Diego on March 7th, and Warren Smith is a big reason why. The President and CEO of the San Diego Loyal stopped by NBC 7 to discuss their upcoming debut season on Sports Wrap OT. “It’s not brain surgery for us,” Smith said. “We just need to really put on exciting…

  • soccer January 20, 2020 2:38 pm

    Warren Smith Joins Sports Wrap OT

    Warren Smith Joins Sports Wrap OT

  • soccer December 24, 2019 2:16 am

    San Diego Loyal S.C. Signs Naval Academy Graduate

    As we’ve seen recently with franchises like the Vegas Golden Knights, who went to the Stanley Cup Final as an expansion team, it’s not impossible for new sports entities to have immediate success. San Diego Loyal SC is trying to follow suit in its inuagural USL Championship season and the way they’re building the roster, a playoff spot in...

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