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SD Loyal Travels to Arizona to Face First Place Phoenix Rising FC

September 18, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - San Diego Loyal News Release

San Diego Loyal SC (SD Loyal) is on the road again on a bus ride to the desert. The regular season is winding down and coach Landon Donovan's team has another match against Phoenix Rising FC, the leader in Group B.

WHO: - SD Loyal - Phoenix Rising FC

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. PT

WHERE: Casino Arizona Field 524 N 92nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

MATCH PREVIEW: SD Loyal is a different team since the last time these two clubs met at Casino Arizona field on Aug. 15. The home team came away with a 2-0 win as SD Loyal could not complete chances and put the ball in the net. SD Loyal needed a way to finish. It couldn't. But that was then. Donovan's squad had some changes with the addition of four players in defender Tarek Morad, midfielders Alejandro Guido and Rubio Rubin, and striker Miguel Berry. All four made a key impact as soon as they stepped on the pitch. SD Loyal is unbeaten in its last three games and it has outscored its opponents 6-1. Add back-to-back shutouts and the team has more balance than it did a month ago. But Phoenix Rising FC hasn't changed much. It is still the team to beat in Group B and is one of the top clubs in the USL Championship this season. The team from the desert leads the group with 26 points. It is also riding a two-game win streak. SD Loyal is looking to gain ground on Phoenix Rising FC but it is first looking to move into second place and be in a position to finish the season in a playoff position.

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