Category: Inspirational Soccer Stories

SoCal Teenagers Living the Dream

SoCal Teenagers Living the Dream

It was a near perfect afternoon for Lynwood native, Ulysses Llanez. Imagine growing up in Southern California with the dream of playing soccer at th ...
Soccerloco partners with Refill90 as Official Sustainability Partner to #ProtectThePitch

Soccerloco partners with Refill90 as Official Sustainability Partner to #ProtectThePitch

Soccerloco Partners with Sustainability Leader Refill90 to Curb Single-Use Plastic Consumption The multi-year sustainability partner sponsorship a ...
Beyond the Bio: Meet San Diego Loyal Soccer Club’s Latest Signing, Emrah Klimenta

Beyond the Bio: Meet San Diego Loyal Soccer Club’s Latest Signing, Emrah Klimenta

At the latest SD Loyal open tryouts, I had a chance to chat with Emrah Klimenta. Emrah (pronounced just like "Emma," just throw an R in there) had b ...
ICC Futures Update: LAFC Slammers to Face Barcelona in Semi-Final Sat Dec14

ICC Futures Update: LAFC Slammers to Face Barcelona in Semi-Final Sat Dec14

The ICC Futures tournament is rolling into Semi-Finals on December 14th at the IMG Academy in Florida In a re-match of last year's ECNL championsh ...
SD Loyal Announces MLS Veteran and San Diego Native Salvatore Zizzo Jr. as the Team’s First Signing

SD Loyal Announces MLS Veteran and San Diego Native Salvatore Zizzo Jr. as the Team’s First Signing

Zillo had announced his retirement earlier this year. The draw of playing for his hometown team under Landon Donovan, however, was too appealing to p ...
Different Paths, Same Destination: NCAA Women’s Soccer Final 4

Different Paths, Same Destination: NCAA Women’s Soccer Final 4

The NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Final 4 kicks off Friday at 4PM Pacific on ESPNU https://twitter.com/NCAASoccer/status/1200588914492395520 ...
All Roads Led Carrie Taylor to San Diego Loyal Soccer Club

All Roads Led Carrie Taylor to San Diego Loyal Soccer Club

SD Loyal's most qualified coach is also the highest ranking female coach in men's professional soccer. She is now a San Diegan, but it was a winding ...
San Diego Loyal Soccer Club Open Tryouts: Sunday Dec 15

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club Open Tryouts: Sunday Dec 15

SD Loyal has announced details for the club's open tryouts. SIGN UP HERE Aspiring professional soccer players have their chance to try out for ...
Landon Donovan: Getting Cut from the 2014 roster was “much more valuable than going to a World Cup.”

Landon Donovan: Getting Cut from the 2014 roster was “much more valuable than going to a World Cup.”

Donovan, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club manager, explains how getting cut by Klinsmann in 2014 helped pave the road to San Diego. Landon Donovan ...
Warren Barton on High School Soccer

Warren Barton on High School Soccer

Part 2 of my interview with Warren Barton This topic deserved a spotlight all its own. High school soccer, and the USSDA's rule prohibiting it ...
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