SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The match scheduled for Wednesday, July 29 was postponed a few hours before it was scheduled to begin "out of an abundance of caution" by the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal).
According to a statement released by the SD Loyal, the game was postponed "after covered individuals scheduled to be involved in tonight’s match tested positive for COVID-19, as part of weekly routine testing."
The individuals are isolated at home and are demonstrating no symptoms. The statement says that they are in good spirits and under the care of SD Loyal team physicians.
San Diego Loyal SC will face LA Galaxy II, the only team it has lost to in its brief history, Wednesday night in Carson.
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.
The 7 p.m. USL Championship game from Dignity Health Sports Park will be televised by Fox 5 San Diego and ESPN+.