San Diego officially has a football club, San Diego Football Club (San Diego FC for short) will join Major League Soccer (MLS for short). MLS it has awarded its 30th team to the city of San Diego, California.

San Diego FC will begin play in the MLS 2025 season.

Where Will San Diego MLS Team Play

San Diego’s new expansion club is contracted to play their home matches at Snapdragon Stadium — the 35,000-capacity venue already tested and proven to be a destination for the passionate soccer fans of the region. The MLS club has a 20-year lease to play at Snapdragon through 2044.

San Diego FC Ownership

San Diego’s MLS club is owned by Mohamed Mansour, an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with deep, global ties in the sport, and by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Sycuan Tribe becomes the first Native American tribe to have an ownership stake in professional soccer in the United States. Also joining the investor group is six-time Major League Baseball All-Star and current member of the San Diego Padres, Manny Machado. Other SDFC founding partners include Brad Termini, Co-founder, Zephyr Partners, Tom Vernon, Founder, Right to Dream and Dan Dickinson, Board Member, Right to Dream. Highly respected sports executive Tom Penn will serve as the club’s CEO.

Season Tickets

Now is the time to get your name on the Waiting List for your best shot at scoring SDFC season tickets at Snapdragon.
Where does my $18 go?
The proceeds from paying your $18 deposit (another nod to the 18 communities) to be on the SDFC Interest List will be directed towards supporting the San Diego Foundation.

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Name of San Diego MLS Soccer Team

The team’s official name is San Diego Football Club (San Diego FC).

MLS San Diego FC Logo & Colors

San Diego MLS team logo On September 7, the San Diego FC Twitter account (sandiegofc) asked fans for inspiration. The chosen colors and crest were leaked on October 19: chrome and azul, with a palette of yellow, orange and red. The San Diego MLS soccer team logo was also revealed.

Read more about San Diego FC Colors & Logo.

San Diego FC Merch

Shirts, hats and other items with the new logo and branding are already on sale!

Social Media

You can follow San Diego FC on Instagram.

San Diego FC Careers

A couple places to look if you want to work directly with San Diego FC or jobs in the field of soccer in San Diego:

International Stars in the MLS

The introduction of an MLS team in San Diego brings the potential for fans to perhaps see football stars like Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto FC), João Klauss (St. Louis City SC),Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC, Carlos Vela (LAFC) and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (LA Galaxy) play in San Diego in the 2025 season

Current Cities in MLS

Eastern Conference
Atlanta United FC
Charlotte FC
Chicago Fire FC
Cincinnati FC
Columbus Crew
DC United
Montréal CF
Nashville SC
New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls
NYCFC (New York City FC)
Orlando City SC
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Western Conference
Austin FC
Colorado Rapids
FC Dallas
Houston Dynamo
Inter Miami CF
LA Galaxy
Los Angeles FC
Minnesota United FC
Portland Timbers
Real Salt Lake
San Jose Earthquakes
Seattle Sounders FC
Sporting Kansas City
St. Louis City SC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC

ExpansionMLS commissioner Don Garber has talked about potential expansion into other markets (Phoenix, Sacramento, Detroit, Tampa Bay).

San Diego FC In The News

  • April 19, 2024: Is San Diego FC The City’s Next Championship Team? — San Diego, despite its sports-loving culture, has endured a championship drought spanning over six decades. However, a glimmer of hope emerges with the imminent arrival of San Diego FC, a Major League Soccer expansion franchise set to debut soon. Spearheaded by CEO Tom Penn, the club has been meticulously crafting its identity, from securing players and establishing headquarters to engaging with local communities across the county. Central to its strategy is the integration of Right to Dream, an international player development network, into its operations, underscoring its commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering a sense of pride among fans. With the backing of deep-pocketed owners, access to world-class facilities, and a prime market, San Diego FC aims to defy skepticism and establish itself as a formidable presence in American soccer. Read More…
  • April 17, 2024: Beware MLS and Miami: San Diego to add 3 superstars in 2025 — Owner Mohamed Mansour has made moves on three players: two Danes from Nordsjaelland, Marcus Ingvartsen, and Jeppe Tverskov, and American goalkeeper Duran Ferree. Read More…

  • September 8, 2023: Loyal president hired by San Diego’s MLS expansion team — Ricardo Campos, the Loyal’s first employee, will begin his executive vice president job with the MLS franchise on Sept. 18 — Read More…
  • August 4, 2023: By the numbers: San Diego soccer fans say bring on the MLS
    — Major League Soccer is coming to San Diego in 2025. Judging by attendance figures posted in recent international matchups at Snapdragon Stadium, the region appears ready to support what stands as the top domestic men’s professional league in North America.

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  • May 19, 2023: San Diego FC: Tory treasurers, tribal leaders and a $500m California dream — Will MLS really stop at 30 clubs if Mohamed Mansour, the British-Egyptian billionaire and Conservative party treasurer, is willing to pay a $500m expansion fee for a club in San Diego? — Read More…
  • May 18, 2023: San Diego awarded 30th MLS team, will debut in 2025 — Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced Thursday that the city of San Diego has been handed an expansion franchise, thereby increasing the league to 30 teams. — Read More…

About the MLS

New to Major League Soccer? You are not alone. Here is a quick guide to the rules and unique features of MLS.

Overwhelmed? Excited? Remember the first game is not until 2025. In the meantime, catch the US Women’s National Team at Snapdragon on October 29 / USWNT Tickets

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