Charlie Adams transformed a second half penalty kick as San Diego Loyal SC earned three extra factors in a 1-0 win over Monterey Bay FC at Torero Stadium.
Adams’ group prolonged its profitable streak to 5 matches for the primary time in membership historical past within the win, which stored them near first place San Antonio FC within the Western Convention standings.
SD Loyal has now gained eight of its final 9, whereas going 6-1 at residence. The squad outscored its opposition 16-2 throughout these six wins.
The 4,114 in attendance at Torero Stadium started celebrating within the 59th minute Wednesday after Adams gave SD Loyal the 1-0 lead. The group captain transformed the penalty kick when he blasted a left-footed shot down the center as Monterey Bay goalkeeper Antony Siaha dove to his proper. It was his fourth objective of the season.
SD Loyal (15-5-4, 49 factors) almost scored on a handful of events late in its first-ever match towards Monterey Bay FC (8-12-2, 26 factors), a group that got here in using a streak of five-straight shutouts.
However the guests withstood the late Loyal surge and have been in a position to preserve the league’s top-scoring offense to 1 objective. That was thanks partially to Siaha’s key saves, together with blocking a pair of highly effective Jack Blake pictures that got here in a primary half dominated by SD Loyal on possession.
Loyal goalkeeper Koke Vegas, in retaining Monterey Bay off the board, recorded his second-consecutive clear sheet.
Now the group faces its third match in eight days, touring east to face Birmingham Legion FC on at 5 p.m. Saturday within the first-ever assembly between the golf equipment. The match will air on The CW San Diego, ESPN+ and Azteca America 33.