“Why I am Thankful for the San Diego Sockers”

November 23, 2017

After getting this opportunity to write for East Village Times, I thought I was all set. Wasn’t I surprised when the San Diego Sockers sent me a direct message on Twitter asking if I wanted a media pass to cover their games. Naturally, I took them up on the offer and I’ve gotten a new appreciation for the team, and indoor soccer in general. Here are a few things I’m…


Sockers Stay Perfect, Cruise to 8-3 Win Over Tacoma

November 12, 2017

San Diego, California The San Diego Sockers (3-0) remain perfect this season after an impressive 8-3 win over the Tacoma Stars (1-2) in front of 3,196 fans at Valley View Casino Center. Captain Kraig Chiles led the charge with four goals, and goalkeeper Boris Pardo earned his paycheck by making 12 saves and anchoring the Sockers’ efforts on defense. The Stars began the game in attack mode and caught the…


Sockers Hire Two New Coaches to Staff

November 11, 2017

  The San Diego Sockers added some more coaching experience to their squad on Thursday. The team signed former Socker Rene Ortiz and goalkeeper coach Victor Melendez to a coaching staff that is led by head coach Phil Salvagio and also includes Ray Talia and Zolian Toth. Ortiz initially signed with the Sockers in 1987 as a 17-year-old. He started off by playing for the Sockers Reserves, where he won…


The San Diego Sockers: What to Look For This Season

November 5, 2017

While SoccerCity is still in question, many San Diegans have forgotten about their 14-time championship team in the Major Arena Soccer League, the San Diego Sockers. Last season, the Sockers went 14-6 while beating the Ontario Fury to advance to the Western Conference Final. However, they lost both games against the Sonora Suns, and now hope to make it back the Ron Newman Cup final. Here are some things to…