San Diego CA— The, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal) has to announce that the USL Championship Board of Governors voted on Thursday in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11.
While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it’s important to note that the league’s return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions.
To USL supporters across the country, we are grateful for your support throughout this process and look forward to being back in action with you all soon.
“Today’s announcement feels good, and I’m ecstatic for our club, coaches, players and fans,” said President of SD Loyal, Warren Smith. “We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I look forward to days like our sold out, March 7 inaugural match.”
“We are excited to bring soccer back to our amazing fans in San Diego,” said EVP of Soccer Operations and First Team Manager, Landon Donovan. “Our players are eager to get back on the field and continue putting smiles on peoples’ faces.”
Fans are encouraged to stay connected in the safety of their own homes by downloading the official team app or signing up for updates and news via SDLoyal.com and #SDLoyal.
For more information, please visit sdloyal.com.