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San Diego Loyal lose against Oakland Roots with a 3-1 scoreboard. 

On Wednesday night, The Loyal returned to Torero Stadium after a big win on the road over the weekend. 

However, the local soccer team could not keep the winning streak against the ninth-placed team in the league's Western Conference. 

The match had started off great for San Diego by striking first to open the scoreboard, but the visiting team found the back of the net three times throughout the match to secure their victory. 

Evan Conway scored the one and only goal for San Diego last night, but he does give full credit to Oakland for playing tough defense after conceding his goal early in the match. 

“It was a decent start it’s always nice to get a goal,” Conway said. “I’ve been scoring late goals so a first half goal was nice. It was a tough game, they played good defense and we had some tired legs but that’s how it goes sometimes. We are looking forward to our next two home games and it is important if we are going to host some games in the playoffs. It’s important to get comfortable here at home and put on a good performance for the crowd when they come out.”

San Diego Loyal head coach Landon Donovan says that last night was a reminder that anyone can have an off night against any opponent, even for a team like Loyal who sit at second place in their conference. 

“Congrats to Oakland I thought they played really well,” Donovan said. “It’s a reminder to our guys that one, we always get other team’s best games and we know that, especially here. And two, all the little things add up. If you don’t do them right then you will lose and tonight was a reminder of that.”


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