San Diego Loyal Hosting Tryout For 2022 Season
The San Diego Loyal SC announced Wednesday that the club will be hosting an open tryout on Friday, January 21, at Valley Field on the campus of the University of San Diego.
Their third USL Championship season starts this March. In February of last year, the San Diego Loyal held two separate tryouts. The first was in Oceanside and then in Chula Vista, where the team looked over talent in what turned out to be a very memorable season, which ended in the Loyal making its first-ever playoff appearance.
A handful of trialists made it into preseason camp in 2021 and saw action on the pitch during preseason matches. SD Loyal takes pride in giving local and regional talent a chance at being part of the team. SD Loyal debuted young players during its 2021 campaign, including C.J. Fodrey, Ian Mai, and Xavi Gnaulati.
The tryouts are very important because the coaching staff gets to witness first-hand the talent they have never seen before. These players will get a chance to play in front of manager Landon Donovan. The Loyal will likely see the talent they like and sign them to the roster.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚!
We're looking for the finest players in America's finest city and beyond. Impress the boss at our open tryout on Jan 21, and you could wear the crest for season 3.
Hit the link to register!
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— San Diego Loyal (@SanDiegoLoyal) January 5, 2022
Loyal Goalkeeper and San Diego native Austin Guerrero earned his shot from the first-ever tryouts the Loyal hosted. Guerrero started a couple of matches in the Loyal’s inaugural season. Last year, he took over for starter Trey Muse and started most of the remaining matches. He has 17 appearances for the Loyal since 2020.
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Guerrero’s success should be an excellent sign for the Loyal and whoever attends the tryout. If the Loyal can find someone who can contribute to their success, that will benefit San Diego.
Registration is $115 per person with limited spots available. It’s open to prospects between the ages of 15-35 years of age.
Hector Trujillo received his B.A. and M.A. from SDSU. Born in Mexicali and raised in Tijuana, Hector has lived in San Diego for over 25 years and covered soccer since 2003 (The Daily Aztec).