San Diego USL (potential) expansion thread

Discussion in 'USL Expansion' started by msilverstein47, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I noticed they have a shuttle. Is that all the way to, say, Old Town TC, or is it just to the edge of campus (which I deem small, even in a wheelchair)?
     
  2. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s to the parking lots. One “line” from the west side runs to the far west parking lot. The other from the East gate runs to the season ticket holder lot at the Dept of Education up the street.
     
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  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. USA94

    USA94 New Member

    Hawaii, California, MLS, CPL
    United States
    Dec 27, 2019
    alternate (and IMO much better) logo on some of their merch.
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    even just the SD on it's own works well.

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  5. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Frankly I like the other one better (roundels are overplayed as it seems every rebrand includes one). That said, it's not a bad secondary.
     
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.sdloyal.com/news_article/show/1149294

    2021 preseason schedule, which includes exhibitions against Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC. All matches are in preparation for the club’s second-ever regular season kicking off in May 2021 at Torero Stadium.
     
  7. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still no word on fans in the stands? Not that I'm surprised, just wish we knew. Especially since the MLS window just reopened for the Loyal now that Sacramento is very likely going to lose their spot.
     
  8. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Padres are expected to have 25% capacity so I'd figure Loyals will be the same for the season.

    Pre-season though....I doubt they get anyone in the stands.
     
  9. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It says on their announcement for the pre-season schedule that all games will behind closed doors.
     
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  10. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep, but looking good for at least some fans in the stands for opening day.
     
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  11. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  12. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Newsom is changing the thresholds for the tiers so San Diego is essentially already in the Red Tier. If we can stay there or go lower than we'll have fans at the home opener. When ever that is.
     
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  13. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hasn't really been talked about here....but thoughts on if Loyal would consider talking to MLS if/when the Sacramento bid falls apart. They would have to bring in other investors but wonder if its doable renting your primary space or if they would have to try and build something.
     
  14. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean SSS stopped being a requirement a while ago for MLS it seems, it's more can the situation they're in be profitable at least in the short term. That's a question, but I don't see why it couldn't be at the Aztecs Stadium. And the stadium itself is being designed with future soccer use in mind. I think the bigger issue is the ownership group. Obviously they'd need to put a bigger money group together than the one that currently owns the Loyal. Maybe salvage some of the Soccer City guys or loop in the Padres owners (who apparently have been filthy freaking rich this whole time and were just biding their time).

    Longer term they could try to build something, but I don't think it would be necessary unless Aztecs Stadium wouldn't be a profitable proposition for them.

    But yeah I had the same thought, that Sac's misfortune could become San Diego's gain. Particularly now that the stadium is reality, the Loyal are reality, the fan interest is reality (or at least was before COVID showed up).
     
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  15. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://theathletic.com/2442908/2021/03/11/mls-expansion-update/

    The article lists the five most likely MLS expansion cities which includes the seemingly obligatory listing of San Diego. But basically the San Diego section was just a rehashing of the Soccer City drama. Also made no reference to possibly playing in the SDSU stadium and apparently got no response from the Loyal when they asked if there was interest in an MLS bid. So basically nothing new.
     
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  16. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to say Warren said something on a radio station recently about they aren't ruling it out.
     
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  17. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean he's been saying that since before the Loyal had a name. I think their ultimate goal is MLS. But they definitely have the structure to stay in USL indefinitely if that's what happens.
     
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  18. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting. Far too early to really speculate on what that means. But it seems clear he's done with Sacramento if nothing else. If he brings the women's team to SD, so much the better I guess.

    I just don't think he'd be an asset on any future MLS bid though. He pretty much nuked that bridge I'd think... unless that's what MLS wanted him to do because of the rumors MLS had been having buyers remorse about Sac?
     
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1904 FC
    @1904_FC
    San Diego Football at it’s finest. Grateful to return to the pitch Always happy to put in the work
    Preseason game 1904 FC @San Diego Loyal
    Sunday, March 28
     
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  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SoccerToday
    SAN DIEGO SOCCER DERBY:
    San Diego Loyal
    defeat
    1904 FC
    USL Championship
    and
    NISA - National Independent Soccer Association
    Teams Face-Off in Preseason Battle
    Southern California has always been a hot bed for soccer and now in San Diego there is a USL Championship team as well as a NISA team — two American professional men’s soccer leagues which are under Major League Soccer. This weekend, the two pro teams played the San Diego Derby — a preseason warm up with bragging rights.
    USL Championship’s San Diego Loyal dominated the first of two 75 minute sessions against NISA’s 1904 FC in a preseason San Diego Derby. With a dominating 6-0 performance at the Chula Vista Athlete Training Center on Sunday afternoon, the SD Loyal’s proved their power and agility on the pitch.
    While the results may be lopsided, these are secondary to the importance of having two professional soccer clubs helping each other improve and showcasing the plethora of talent in the Southern California region.
     
  23. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I enjoyed that they've dubbed this matchup the "StayClassy-co"
     
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  24. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like NWSL is for sure going to happen
     
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  25. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very interesting. I'm torn. Glad SD is getting the team. Not sure I want Burkle involved. That said if he's willing to possibly revisit MLS as well and assist the Loyal in making the jump to MLS? But he's also a snake after how he treated Sac?
     

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