Sockers Muscle Past Rival Sonora in Intense Match

February 12, 2018

San Diego, California The San Diego Sockers (14-3) faced an adversary in their rivals, the Sonora de Sol (11-7), and despite emotions flaring and a fast-paced Sonora offense, the Sockers took the victory thanks to two goal games by Kraig Chiles and Jamie Lovegrove and a stellar performance by Chris Toth in front of their largest crowd of the season, with 3,827 rabid fans in attendance. The match was heated…


Sockers Clinch Pacific Division with Convincing Win Over Tacoma

February 10, 2018

TACOMA, WASHINGTON The San Diego Sockers (13-3) clinched their second consecutive MASL Pacific Division title by beating the Tacoma Stars (8-10) with a score of 10-3 on the strength of a hat trick by Kraig Chiles and two-goal games by Brandon Escoto, Erick Tovar, and Brian Farber. San Diego showcased amazing defense in the first period and shut down Tacoma every time they came down the field. However, Tacoma’s man-to-man…


Sockers Sign Midfielder Jamie Lovegrove to Bolster Offense

February 1, 2018

Looking to make a move to bolster their offensive firepower, the San Diego Sockers signed 28-year-old midfielder Jamie Lovegrove before the MASL 20-player playoff roster deadline of February 1. Lovegrove joins a potent Sockers offense led by Kraig Chiles and Erick Tovar as San Diego pushes for a spot in the playoffs. Hailing from Crawley, England, Lovegrove last played for the Dallas Sidekicks in the 2016-2017 season, where he accumulated…


Sockers Can’t Keep Up With Undefeated Flash, Fall 6-3

January 29, 2018

MONTERREY, MEXICO The San Diego Sockers (12-3) put up a strong fight, but even with captain Kraig Chiles and Chris Toth on rest, they couldn’t come up in the clutch moments against the undefeated Monterrey Flash (15-0). Even with the 6-3 loss, the Sockers’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot remains at three. Monterrey was quick to attack the San Diego defense, but they held resilient. However, off of…


Padres With Seven Prospects on MLB Pipeline Top 100

January 28, 2018

On Saturday, MLB Pipeline unveiled their top 100 MLB Prospects, and the San Diego Padres have six players in the Top 50. These players were Adrian Morejon (number 50), Michel Baez (42), Cal Quantrill (40), Luis Urias (36), Mackenzie Gore (19), and Fernando Tatis (8), and with Anderson Espinoza coming in at number 89, the Padres have seven players listed in the Top 100. The Padres seven players on the…


Sockers Hunker Down, Beat Express 4-1

January 27, 2018

TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA The San Diego Sockers (12-2) had a bigger test than expected against a defensive-minded Turlock Express (2-15), as goalkeeper Boris Pardo was tested mightily but only gave up one goal with nine saves. The Sockers scored three fourth period goals to pull away and win 4-1. The Sockers would get on the board in the first two minutes of the game thanks to Erick Tovar, who took a…


Trevor Hoffman Has Become a Face of San Diego

January 25, 2018

The date was June 24, 1993. The San Diego Padres were in the middle of a complete and total fire sale and were selling off players in order to cut costs. This was the day that left-handed pitcher Rich Rodriguez and, more importantly, rising star Gary Sheffield were shipped off to the Florida Marlins for three unknown pitching prospects. One such unknown was a young relief pitcher named Trevor Hoffman,…


Sockers Earn Revenge in a Heated Contest Against Fury, win 8-6

January 22, 2018

San Diego, California In a contest that saw both teams take shots at the goal and each other, the San Diego Sockers (11-2) got revenge for their loss on Thursday to the Ontario Fury (7-7). Thanks to four goals by captain Kraig Chiles and clutch saves from goalkeeper Chris Toth, the Sockers snapped their two game losing streak. The first period was owned by the Fury as the Sockers looked…


Sockers Drop Second Straight Game in Overtime Thriller

January 21, 2018

Sonora, Mexico The San Diego Sockers (10-2) were looking to forge past a loss on Thursday, but were unable to prevent the Soles de Sonora (8-6) from scoring an overtime goal and took a hard loss to their rivals. Seven different Sockers scored, but it was clearly not enough. Sonora got off to a quick start in the first quarter after shots by Bogar Moreno and Franck Tayou floated past…


Sockers Lose First Match of Season, Fall 8-5 to Ontario

January 19, 2018

Ontario, California The San Diego Sockers (10-1) saw their 10-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the second place Ontario Fury (7-6) as Chris Toth suffered his first loss in the goal and San Diego starts off their stretch of three games in four days on a sour note. The game started off on a positive note for the Sockers as Luan Oliviera put the home team up with…


Future is Bright for Padres as Gore, Morejon Land on Top 10 LHP List

January 17, 2018

The rebuild has been paying off in spades for the San Diego Padres as MLB Pipeline unveiled their picks for the top 10 left-handed pitchers, and sitting atop of the list at number one was the Padres’ crown jewel of the 2017 Draft, MacKenzie Gore, while international-signee Adrian Morejon landed at number six on the list. After posting numbers in high school that could only be reproduced in MLB The Show,…


Sockers Remain Undefeated, Cruise Past Stars 8-3

January 13, 2018

The San Diego Sockers (10-0) continued their winning ways after a sweep of the Turlock Express, this time beating the Tacoma Stars (5-7) thanks to solid defensive play and a hat trick by midfielder Brandon Escoto. The Sockers played with heavy hearts after learning of the sudden passing of Erick Tovar’s sister, Ana Catalina, and took a moment of silence before the game in her memory. The first quarter began…