SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Loyal has postponed its Wednesday night match against the Los Angeles Galaxy II.
The game, slated to take place at 7 p.m., was postponed after individuals scheduled to be involved in the match tested positive for COVID-19, the team said Wednesday in a statement. The tests were conducted as part of routine weekly testing.
LA Galaxy is the only team the Loyal has lost to in its brief history. SD Loyal (3-1-1) lost to the reserves team of the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, 1-0, July 19 at Torero Stadium.
“The game last weekend left a bad taste in our mouths,” SD Loyal coach Landon Donovan said. “The Galaxy played really well. We did not play well. Although we only lost 1-0, the game could have been worse. We had a few chances to score, but we also could have conceded a lot more goals.
“We were disappointed in how we played. The whole team was disappointed in their performance so now you get an opportunity a short week- and-a-half later to make it right. That’s why (we’re) excited for this game.”
SD Loyal rebounded from the loss with a 2-1 victory over Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday, with Irvin Parra scoring the tie-breaking goal in the 65th minute.
Midfielder Tumi Moshobane was selected for the league’s Team of the Week by the USL National Media Panel, which is made up of representatives from each media market in the league, for scoring SD Loyal’s first goal and assisting on Parra’s goal.
LA Galaxy II (3-1-0) defeated Sacramento Republic FC, 1-0, Saturday.