Sockers Form Alliance With San Diego Loyal SC

In support of the sport of soccer in San Diego, the San Diego Sockers and the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club today announced a partnership and alliance between the two clubs moving forward. The Sockers and SD Loyal will have a presence at one another’s matches throughout the 2019-20 season, and the clubs will work together to help promote a broader and more vibrant soccer community in San Diego for years to come. 

“We are excited to see SD Loyal come into our market and for the opportunity to have twelve months a year of competitive pro soccer,” said Sockers general manager Sean Bowers, “Together, the Sockers and SD Loyal will tap into this market’s love for the sport of soccer, and help promote one another’s initiatives and projects. I truly think the future is bright for soccer in San Diego.”

To formalize their relationship, the Sockers today announced that their Sunday, January 19. 5:05pm match at Pechanga Arena San Diego will be “SD Loyal Night”. The Sockers will welcome the SD Loyal’s front office, coaching staff and select players to the match for a special halftime ceremony.  Further details will be announced closer to match time.

In addition, fans of soccer in San Diego can expect to see a combined presence from the Sockers and SD Loyal at select community events, and for both clubs to seek out further avenues for joint participation. 

“Our organizations share many values, including commitment to the community, the growing of soccer culture in San Diego, bringing a great fan experience to matches,” said SD Loyal president Warren Smith, “As the original soccer brand in San Diego, the Sockers have been an important part of the history of the game here, and we look forward to a productive and cooperative relationship for many years.”

The 2019-20 Sockers Season is underway, SD Loyal will open their USL campaign in March 2020. For Sockers tickets, call (866) 799-GOAL or go online to For more information on the SD Loyal’s inaugural season, visit