San Diego Loyal manager Landon Donovan said he told his players to soak in the experience. He should know, after all the international competitions he played in throughout his career.
His players got a taste of what Donovan called “a real soccer game” Saturday, witnessing the quality of the LIGA MX, Mexico’s top soccer league, in a 1-0 loss against visiting Club Tijuana Xolos.
In the international friendly at the University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium – played before a sold-out crowd of 6,100 – Edgar Lopez scored in the 34th minute, taking a loose ball inside the penalty box and sending it low and just inside the right post past Loyal goalkeeper Austin Guerrero.
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