San Diego Loyal manager Landon Donovan issues a statement on why the team forfeited their match with Phoenix Rising on Wednesday night after an allegation of homophobic abuse.




San Diego Loyal manager Landon Donovan issues a statement on why the team forfeited their match with Phoenix Rising on Wednesday night after an allegation of homophobic abuse.

Just before halftime Wednesday night, and with San Diego leading 3-1, coach Landon Donovan's expansion Loyal walked off the field and forfeited their USL second division match after openly gay midfielder Collin Martin allegedly was called a homophobic slur by a Phoenix player.

It came a week after the Loyal asked to forfeit their 1-1 tie at the Los Angeles Galaxy II because San Diego's Elijah Martin was called a racial slur in the 71st minute.