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SD Loyal Announces Return to Play Match Against Real Monarchs SLC, July 11

By San Diego Loyal, 07/02/20, 8:00AM PDT


Match to air on ESPN Deportes nationally and CW San Diego locally as 2020 season resumes

San Diego, CA (July 2, 2020) – The USL Championship announced today the opening weekend of matches that will kick off the league’s resumption of the 2020 season. First-year side San Diego Loyal SC (SD Loyal) and Head Coach Landon Donovan will be traveling to play defending USL Championship title-holder Real Monarchs SLC at Zions Bank Stadium on Saturday, July 11. The match will air on ESPN Deportes and The CW San Diego at 1 p.m. PST. 

“We couldn't be more excited to finally step on the field again and play,” said EVP of Soccer Operations and First Team Manager, Landon Donovan. “Our players have worked incredibly hard for this moment and we couldn't ask for a better first opponent than the defending USL champs. It will be a great day for San Diego and all SD Loyal fans.”

A complete schedule for the resumption of the 2020 USL Championship season will be released in the coming days. To view the USL Championship’s opening weekend schedule announcement, click here

2020 USL Championship Opening Weekend 
Saturday, July 11
Real Monarchs SLC vs. San Diego Loyal SC, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN Deportes)
Indy Eleven vs. Saint Louis FC, 7 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Atlanta United 2, 7:30 p.m. ET
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. New Mexico United, 8 p.m. ET
El Paso Locomotive FC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC, 9:30 p.m. ET
Phoenix Rising FC vs. LA Galaxy II, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN Deportes)

Sunday, July 12
Louisville City FC vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes)

Monday, July 13
OKC Energy FC vs. FC Tulsa, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Sacramento Republic FC vs. Tacoma Defiance, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN Deportes)

For more information and to view the revised 2020 schedule, visit and #SDLoyal.