SAN DIEGO — San Diego Loyal midfielder Rubio Rubin led the team to victory against host Phoenix Rising FC in a USL Championship match Saturday night. Rubin scored all three of the Loyal's goals in the 3-2 win - the team's third straight.
Rubin's "hat trick" goals helped the team move into second place in the Group B standings and remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in its inaugural season.
Phoenix Rising remains in first place.
1-0-3rd-Rubio Rubin (SD)
2-0-12th-Rubio Rubin (SD)
1-2 -41st-Junior Flemmings (PHX)
1-3 -45+-Rubio Rubin (SD)
2-3 -88th- Junior Flemmings (PHX)
SD Loyal will next face LA Galaxy II Wednesday at Dignity Health Sports Park.