After back-to-back postponements over the past week, the Lights FC returned to the field Saturday losing 1-0 to Orange County SC at Championship Stadium in Irvine, California.
With games at Cashman Field remaining empty due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, players with local ties adapt to distant support.
Lights FC announced Wednesday’s game against the Tacoma Defiance has been pushed back a week due to Saturday’s positive COVID-19 test.
The Lights FC’s scheduled match against the San Diego Loyal SC at Cashman Field was postponed just a few hours before kickoff Saturday due to a positive COVID-19 test.
The Lights FC looks to earn the first win of its 2020 season against a familiar opponent. For the third time in four games, the Lights will take on the San Diego Loyal SC Saturday at Cashman Field.
The Lights FC returned to an empty Cashman Field on Saturday for its home opener in the United Soccer League, losing 1-0 to the Reno 1868 FC in the Silver State Cup.
Ten months later, the Lights on Saturday became the first local professional sports team to compete in Las Vegas since the onset of a global pandemic.
Interim coach Frank Yallop, who took over for Eric Wynalda, is preparing the Lights for the resumption of the USL season. They will resume play July 25 at San Diego Loyal SC.
The Lights FC of the United Soccer League will allow “fans” into Cashman Field for the 2020 restart as oversized cutouts.
Las Vegas’ pursuit of a Major League Soccer franchise continues despite COVID-19.
Team owner Brett Lashbrook introduced a new manager in Frank Yallop on Monday, a fourth person who will hold the title in the team’s three years of existence.
The Lights FC hired a new coach Monday, but only for the remainder of the 2020 season.