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SD Loyal to Host Club Tijuana Xolos in International Friendly

June 10, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - San Diego Loyal News Release

San Diego, CA - San Diego Loyal SC (SD Loyal) will host an international friendly match with a local flair. Manager Landon Donovan's club is slated to face Club Tijuana Xolos on Saturday, July 10 (5 p.m.) at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego.

This is the first- ever meeting between clubs representing the San Diego-Tijuana region. The clash of border teams pairs SD Loyal against Xolos of Mexico's top-flight league, Liga MX. SD Loyal will take a break from a busy 2021 USL Championship season to face a Xolos club that is preparing for its upcoming LIGA MX season. The match is set to be televised on Azteca America Canal 33.

"We have been waiting for this day for a very long time for the chance to bring Baja and Alta California together on the soccer field," Donovan said. "We're excited to play Xolos and celebrate soccer in this region. Should be a great match and we are very much looking forward to it."

Club Tijuana was founded in 2007 as a second division team and earned promotion to the top league in 2011. It won a Mexican league title in 2012. It is also SD Loyal's second international friendly match at Torero Stadium since it's first ever match on that pitch, a 1-0 win against Costa Del Este FC of Panama February 2020.

The match is expected to have a Torero Stadium at full capacity with it being part of the full season ticket memberships. Single match tickets starting at $25 are also now on sale at

Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now for four payments of $25 through June 30, 2021. Seats can be purchased by calling (858) 465-GOAL or at Single match tickets are on sale to the general public beginning at $25 and can be purchased at

Fans are encouraged to stay connected by downloading the official team app or signing up for updates and news via and #SDLoyal.

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