San Diego Loyal SC earned three extra factors in its first victory at Championship Soccer Stadium with a 3-2 highway win in opposition to Orange County SC Saturday.
Grant Stoneman, Thomas Amang and Evan Conway propelled their group to SD Loyal’s fourth highway win of the season with scores in opposition to the defending USL Championship champions.
Coach Landon Donovan’s group (13-5-4, 43 factors) held regular within the Western Convention standings, remaining in second place because it heads right into a showdown in opposition to first place San Antonio FC at Torero Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday.
SD Loyal has gained six of its final seven matches, one of the best seven-game run in membership historical past.
Nonetheless, the house group made it troublesome for SD Loyal to discover a rhythm early on, as Orange County (5-10-7, 22 factors) opened the scoring 10 minutes into the match.
Milan Iloski despatched a right-footed shot previous SD Loyal goalkeeper Koke Vegas for a 1-0 lead. Iloski obtained his personal rebound off a block, moved round within the field and located an angle for his shot.
Stoneman scored half-hour later, tying the match 1-1 off a nook kick by Charlie Adams. The floating nook discovered a leaping Stoneman open contained in the six-yard field.
Iloski added his second purpose of the evening after giving a brief move to Seth Casiple who instantly gave it again. Iloski spun round and slotted a left-footed shot to the higher nook of the online to provide Orange County the 2-1 lead, nevertheless it didn’t final lengthy.
Amang tied the match 2-2 4 minutes later with a header into the roof of the online. The striker despatched in a bending cross from Adams for his eighth purpose of the season.
Conway obtained the sport winner within the eighty fifth minute, burying a left-footed shot into the higher left nook after an Orange County defender deflected Amang’s tried via ball.
SD Loyal have scored in 20 of their 22 video games this season, greater than some other group within the USL Championship.
The Loyal now prepares to host San Antonio FC (16-3-2, 50 factors). The groups final met in 2021 when SD Loyal fell 2-0 in its USL Championship playoff debut.