SAN DIEGO LOYAL SOCCER CLUB
WE ARE SAN DIEGO’S PREMIER OUTDOOR PROFESSIONAL MEN’S SOCCER CLUB.
Launched on June 19, 2019, San Diego Loyal SC is a member of the USL Championship, a United States Soccer Federation sanctioned Division II league and one of the most competitive pro soccer leagues in the world. The Club plays at Torero Stadium, under a three-year agreement with the University of San Diego.
San Diego Loyal SC is built on four core pillars – COMPETE, COMMIT, CONNECT and CULTIVATE.
San Diego Loyal SC plays for America’s Finest City and is led by some of the best in sport. The Club is led by Chairman Andrew Vassiliadis, the youngest principal owner in the USL Championship. San Diego Loyal SC was founded on the business-side by experienced soccer executive Warren Smith, a co-founder and former president of Sacramento Republic FC. Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations and Team Manager Landon Donovan, one of the most decorated soccer players in U.S. history, leads the technical side.
But the club is about YOU, San Diego.
San Diego Loyal SC believes that soccer is for everyone, and that the joy and excitement inherent in our game should be celebrated by all. San Diego Loyal SC wants everyone to feel welcome, whether as players, fans, staff or the wider community.
In keeping with this core belief, San Diego Loyal SC is committed to building a diverse and inclusive soccer community, on and off the pitch, that not only recognizes but respects and values all aspects of a person’s identity, including but not limited to their ability, age, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
We are here to play. Here to play together. Here to play for you. Here to stay.
ABOUT UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE (USL)
The USL Championship is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a Division II professional league, The Championship includes a membership of more than 30 clubs across the United States and Canada. Through the Championship’s headquarters in Tampa, Florida, the league’s clubs are provided with unparalleled support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications and sponsorship.
The Championship has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN3 and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produced and distributed more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the 2018 season.