MLS Preseason 2020: FC Dallas fall to Landon Donovan and San Diego Loyal

FC Dallas vs San Diego Loyal - February 2, 2020

FC Dallas continued their MLS preseason slate of matches, falling 1-0 to USL Championship side San Diego Loyal, who were playing their first preseason match under new manager Landon Donovan.

After a scoreless first half, FC Dallas 2018 draft pick Francis Atuahene netted the game's only goal in the second frame to provide the decisive tally for San Diego Loyal.

It was a youthful starting XI fielded by FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez as he looks to finalize his roster plans heading into the upcoming season. 

The match marked the first-ever victory for USL expansion side San Diego, which is coached by USMNT icon and MLS legend Landon Donovan. Check out some of Donovan's post-match thoughts below.


  • Francis Atuahene - SD


FC Dallas starting XI: Jimmy Maurer; Bryan Reynolds, Nkosi Burgess, Callum Montgomery, Derek Waldeck, Maneul Ferriol, Tanner Tessman, Thomas Roberts, Cal Jennings, Ema Twusami, Ricardo Pepi