SD Loyal plans to return to play in July

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal) announced 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.

Competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks.

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.

“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.”

Smith joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss resuming play for the soccer team would look like in San Diego.

“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.”

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