Some news that may have gone under the radar the last couple days: Los Angeles Football Club have loaned goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu to USL Championship side San Diego Loyal FC for the rest of the 2020 season, with the right of recall at any time under roster regulations.
The 21-year-old is in his second season as the LAFC No. 3 and he’s getting another loan at USL level, this time a step up in the USL Championship, after playing at USL League One level for FC Tucson last year. Ejimadu also joins LAFC teammate Alejandro Guido on loan at San Diego.
Ejimadu was in the gameday squad Wednesday for San Diego in their 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy II, backing up Austin Guerrero, who was filling in for usual starter Jon Kempin, who was injured. Given San Diego are in the middle of a playoff chase at present, I’m not sure if head coach Landon Donovan will give Ejimadu a start in the final game, Wednesday against Phoenix Rising, but you never know.
Guido started again for San Diego against Los Dos, and now has five appearances and two goals in 300 minutes of action. I don’t know if he’ll leverage this into playing time for LAFC, but he’s gotten a chance to get some playing time and has helped raise the level for San Diego down the homestretch of the season.
We’ll let you know how the season finale goes for San Diego Loyal, if they make the playoffs and if the LAFC loanees are involved in the action.
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