Inaugural regular season schedule includes 17 home matches at Torero Stadium with national broadcast on ESPN and its networks
San Diego CA— USL Championship’s newest club, San Diego Loyal SC (SD Loyal), have released their 2020 USL regular season schedule which includes 17 home matches at Torero Stadium located on the campus of the University of San Diego. ESPN will feature two of SD Loyal’s matches for their Game of the Week series including matchups against Las Vegas Lights FC on March 7 and El Paso Locomotive FC on Aug. 12.
“It is hard to believe that we’re here already with the release of our inaugural season schedule, a roster that is building quickly and a growing an engaged fanbase,” said President Warren Smith. “We are counting the days until our inaugural opening night on March 7 and the incredible season in front of us that will bring smiles, chants and cheers from everyone who will be in the stands at Torero Stadium.”
During their 2020 inaugural season, SD Loyal will play against every team in the newly aligned USL Western Conference twice for a total of 34 regular season matches. The season kicks off at Torero Stadium on March 7 hosting the Las Vegas Lights FC where former U.S. Men’s National Team legends, Landon Donovan and Eric Wynalda, will square off on the sidelines for the first time. This match will also air nationally on the ESPN network. Additional notable matches include a match-up with President Warren Smith’s former club and 2014 USL Pro Champion, Sacramento Republic FC, on May 2 and Aug. 15 and versus the 2019 USL Champions, Real Monarchs, on April 4 and July 25.
SD Loyal will have a fairly balanced schedule with on average two home and two away matches per month during the regular season. In May, June and August, the club will play five regular season matches with possible U.S. Open Cup dates to be determined. The longest home stand is three matches which will occur twice for the club: June 24, June 27 and July 3; and Aug. 8, Aug. 12 and Aug. 15. Additional dates to be announced for both friendlies and U.S. Open Cup.
Season Ticket Memberships are on sale and may be secured by calling (858) 465-GOAL or visiting sdloyal.com/tickets. Single match tickets will go on sale at a date to be announced. For early access, fans are encouraged to sign up for updates and news via sdloyal.com.
For more information and to view the 2020 schedule, visit sdloyal.com and #SDLoyal.