A.J. Preller Has Busy Day at Winter Meetings, Swings Two Trades and Continues Negotiations

December 13, 2017

A.J. Preller has been a busy man at the Orlando Winter Meetings, as he swung two different trades with two teams from the A.L. East. Preller began by sending Jabari Blash to the Yankees for third baseman Chase Headley, right-handed reliever Bryan Mitchell, and cash considerations, then cleared space on the 40-man roster by trading Ryan Schimpf to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league infielder Deion Tansel. Preller has…


Where’s The Show? The Rise and Fall of the SDSU Student Section

December 11, 2017

The date was February 26, 2011. The scene; Viejas Arena. The San Diego State Aztecs, ranked fourth in the country, were taking on their bitter rivals in the seventh-ranked BYU Cougars. To call the place packed was an understatement. Leading the crowd that day was the feared SDSU student section, better known as The Show. Made up of a boisterous group of die-hard fans, The Show was filled to the…


Sockers Stay Hot, Beat Sonora 8-5 in an Offensive Shootout

December 4, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA The San Diego Sockers (6-0) saw eight different players score goals, as they took down a scrappy Sonora Soles team 8-5, thanks to clutch goalkeeping by Chris Toth and a surge of offense. The first quarter of play saw both teams off to a fast start on the offense. However, it was Sonora who drew first blood as Erick Rosas blasted the ball right past keeper Toth…


Sockers edge out Stars 4-3 thanks to clutch goals, defense

December 1, 2017

The San Diego Sockers (5-0) stayed undefeated Friday night as they defeated the Tacoma Stars (2-3) 4-3. Boris Pardo and the defense held down the fort when it mattered, and Kraig Chiles scored two goals and an assist to continue his hot start to the season. The game’s first quarter saw a defensive chess match as both teams took shot at each other, but nobody could find the back of…


Sockers trade longtime defender Victor Quiroz to Sonora

November 27, 2017

San Diego, California Longtime Sockers defender Victor Quiroz has been traded to the Soles de Sonora for future considerations. Club policy states that terms of the deal cannot be announced, but Quiroz desired to be closer to his family and this trade will allow him to be close to them. Last season, Quiroz played in 18 games while compiling 15 points thanks to 13 assists and two goals. He also…


“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 undefeated, cruise past Ontario 8-0

November 20, 2017

San Diego, California The San Diego Sockers (4-0) came into Sunday’s game at Valley View Casino Center against the Ontario Fury (2-2) with the expectations of a close game and plenty of action. However, thanks to stalwart defense, an explosive offense led by Matt Clare’s hat trick, and goalkeeper Chris Toth’s first career shutout, the Sockers gave the 3,401 fans in attendance a treat by drubbing the Fury 8-0. They…


Should the Padres be Entertaining the Idea of Bringing Back Jake Peavy?

November 20, 2017

It’s happening. After a year off from baseball, Jake Peavy has announced that he is making a comeback. He last pitched in 2016 with the San Francisco Giants, throwing 118.2 innings and recording a 5.54 ERA to go along with a 1.43 WHIP, 7.74 K/9, and a 2.73 BB/9. Those aren’t very pretty numbers, but with a year off from baseball and letting his arm rest, Peavy should be motivated…


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…


PNO (Positive, Negative Outlook): Yangervis Solarte

November 8, 2017

Ever since he was acquired in the 2014 trade for Chase Headley, Yangervis Solarte has been nothing short of consistent. After coming into training camp in 2015 as a super-utility infielder, Solarte has taken hold of a starting job in the infield thanks to his consistent bat and positive leadership ability. However, Solarte comes into the 2018 season with some question marks. His normal spots in the infield are taken…


Late Heroics Lift Sockers Over Silver Knights 6-5

November 5, 2017

The San Diego Sockers (2-0) came back home for the first time this season and gave the rambunctious 3,318 fans quite the show. Matt Clare’s clutch goal with 41 seconds remaining and some steadfast defense gave San Diego a 6-5 victory over the visiting Syracuse Silver Knights (1-1). Syracuse took an early lead in the first quarter as Slavisa Ubiparipovic scored in the first 49 seconds to give the Silver…