San Diego Loyal turns off the Lights in Sin City.
Over the weekend, the S.D. Loyal secure a big win away on the road over the Las Vegas Lights with a 2-1 scoreboard.
The goals were scored from Kyle Vassell and Elijah Martin, giving San Diego the early two-goal lead which was enough to hold onto a win that secured an even bigger goal. A home playoff match.
Although the match wasn't full of quality when one analyzes San Diego's performance, but to head coach Landon Donovan, the only thing that matters at this point is collecting victories and gaining momentum as the playoffs near.
"This time of the year, the games are not always pretty, not always the most enjoyable, but you have to find ways to continue to get results. We weren't great tonight, weren't at our best tonight," San Diego head coach Landon Donovan said.
The team's non-dominant win over the weekend isn't worrying coach Donovan too much, as he says it's normal to see the best teams barely hanging onto big wins towards the end of each season.
"However, a lot of teams, even at the top of the table, drop points this time of the year. It's hard, everyone is playing for their playoff lives. Some guys are fighting for their contracts, and there is a lot at stake, so these games are always difficult but I am proud of our guys for grinding. And now we got our first home playoff game in club history."
With his goal over the weekend, Kyle Vassell becomes the club's leading goal scorer in this season with 14th as of today. Something interesting to point out is that his goal this weekend came just 16 seconds into the match, which is the fastest in San Diego Loyal history.