L.A. BLUES: Three games moved to Norco

The L.A. Blues have abandoned Centennial High School in Corona as a home venue, moving the three remaining matches scheduled for the Inland Empire about five miles north to Norco College.

The first game is Sunday against the Dayton Dutch Lions. Also to be played in Norco are matches with Antigua Barracuda on July 31 and the Richmond Kickers on Aug. 14. All will begin at 5 p.m.

The Blues, whose USL Pro schedule was turned upside down when the league's three Puerto Rican clubs were expelled for financial and infrastructural reasons in early May, previously dropped plans to play a game at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. No site has been determined for their Aug. 2 home game against Antigua.

The remaining three games, including Friday night's televised clash with Dayton, will be played at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium. The 8 p.m. game this week will be shown live on Fox Soccer Channel.

The Blues have drawn sparsely at Centennial and in May were forced to move their Inland Empire opener up a few hours because of an event involving the school's championship football team, probably hurting paid attendance for the match.

The club played its U.S. Open Cup opener against Hollywood United at Norco College, which is affiliated with Riverside Community College.

The Blues are 5-4-4, sit third in the National Division and have 11 league matches from Friday through Aug. 14, when the regular season ends.