It’s GAME DAY for San Diego Loyal Soccer Club
The boys of Loyal SC will take on Sacramento Republic at Torero Stadium at 7pm. Watch the game on the CW San Diego or ESPN+.
Is Warren Smith Loyal?
Warren Smith came to San Diego by way of Sacramento. Smith was instrumental in building Sacramento Republic. Sacramento will, next season, leave USL Championship for Major League Soccer.
With Smith’s roots in SacTown, where will his loyalties lie during tonight’s game? He answered via twitter:
Domino-effect of Recent Postponements
SD Loyal’s midweek match at LA Galaxy II was postponed on Wednesday July 29. LA Galaxy II announced eleven positive COVID-19 test results across club staff (players, coaches, team staff).
LA Galaxy II’s most recent game had been a 1-0 loss to Sacramento Republic on Saturday July 25th.
Out of an abundance of caution, the midweek game between Orange County Soccer Club and Sacramento Republic was cancelled, since Sacramento Republic had played against LA Galaxy 2 so recently.
100% Negative COVID-19 tests for Sacramento Republic
Justifiably, fans are nervous about another potential game postponement. SD Loyal and Sac Republic fans were all relieved to see this news in the Sacramento Bee on Friday:
“Sac Republic went through USL protocols, including testing players, coaches and staff. A league source told The Sacramento Bee on Thursday night that everyone tested negative.”Cameron Solerno, Sacramento Bee, 31July2020
Fingers Crossed for Tonight’s Game
More test results will be coming in over the next few hours for both clubs. As long as all tests remain negative, GAME ON!