Sockers finish roster construction, resign Cesar Cerda, and sign Christian Segura

May 18, 2018

As the free agency period ended on Wednesday, the San Diego Sockers added one more offensive weapon to their squad as they picked up Christian Segura, a forward formerly of the Soles de Sonora. They also made a move to resign stalwart defender Cesar Cerda to a multi-year deal. Segura is a four-year veteran of the MASL and has spent three of those years with Sonora and one with the…

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Sockers Continue to Bolster Roster, Re-sign Luis Ortega & Add High-Scoring Taylor Bond from Tacoma

May 15, 2018

The San Diego Sockers continue to add to their lineup while keeping pieces from their previous team, as they have added high-scoring free agent Taylor Bond from Tacoma and re-signed free agent Luis “Pee Wee” Ortega, but at the same time, lost Luan Oliviera to the Milwaukee Wave. Ortega was injured for much of the season as he was hampered by a knee injury that kept him in a brace,…

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Sockers Add Christian Gutierrez to Bolster Offense, Manuel Rojo to Fortify Defense

May 9, 2018

The San Diego Sockers have made two different signings to boost their offensive prowess and bolster their defense. The team signed high-scoring midfielder Christian Gutierrez and defender Manuel Rojo to contracts. The transactions are still pending visa approval, but once the deal goes through, the Sockers will have added yet another weapon to one of the MASL’s most dangerous offenses while strengthening one of the best defenses in the league….

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SD/TJ March Soccer Review: Sockers, Xolos Knocked Out

April 13, 2018

March was a tough month for soccer on the border. The San Diego Sockers came up just short in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) Western Conference Final, and Club Tijuana received a thumping from Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals. Club Tijuana After a four-game unbeaten run to end the month of February, Club Tijuana picked up right where they left off…

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Sockers eliminated from playoff contention, fall to Flash 6-4

March 19, 2018

MONTERREY, MEXICO The San Diego Sockers will be kicking themselves repeatedly for what could’ve been, as they fell to the Monterrey Flash 6-4 Sunday evening, in a match that San Diego could’ve won handily had it not been for the numerous missed opportunities the offense had in front of the goal. Much like the Washington Capitals of the NHL, San Diego can’t seem to advance past the second round of…

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Sockers advance to Western Conference Finals, beat Tacoma in Games Two and Three

March 11, 2018

San Diego, California This was not the overconfident and sluggish San Diego Sockers from Thursday. This team that played on Saturday was tenacious and played with a fire in their belly, blowing past the Tacoma Stars 9-3 in game two to force a game three, which they also won 6-2. Eight players scored in game two, including goalkeeper Chris Toth. Game three saw San Diego strike in the first forty…

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Sockers Lose Their Cool, Drop Game 1 to Stars 5-2

March 9, 2018

Tacoma, Washington The San Diego Sockers lost their cool Thursday night and were outpaced for a majority of the game by the Tacoma Stars, being outscored 5-2. San Diego must win Game Two at home on Saturday to force a series-deciding 15-minute Mini-Game on Saturday. Their two-goal output was the Sockers lowest output of the season. The game began relatively smoothly, with two solid defenses duking it out, and goalkeepers Boris…

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A Look at the Playoff-Bound San Diego Sockers

March 8, 2018

After weeks of regular season soccer, the San Diego Sockers are now one step closer to capturing their 15th championship. At 19-3, the Sockers captured the Pacific division with relative ease and will be taking on the Tacoma Stars on the road to begin the Ron Newman Cup Playoffs. The Sockers have swept the season series against the Stars, but anything is possible in the playoffs. The Sockers have one…

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SD/TJ Soccer February Review: Moving on Up

March 7, 2018

The last week of February gave soccer fans in San Diego plenty to celebrate. Club Tijuana defeated Honduran team Motagua to reach the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, the San Diego Sockers will begin their hunt for a fifteenth MASL title this month, and 1904 FC is in the process of joining the USL to begin playing in 2019. Club Tijuana The Aztec Canines ended an up-and-down February by…

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Sockers Win 10-3 on Anthony Medina’s Final Regular Season Game

March 4, 2018

San Diego, California On Anthony Medina’s final regular season game at home before his retirement, the San Diego Sockers (19-3) gave him a game to remember, blowing by the El Paso Coyotes (11-11) by a score of 10-3 thanks to a hat trick by Medina and two goals from Kraig Chiles.  Chris Toth put in a darling of a game, making clutch shots when his team needed him most. It…

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Sockers eliminate Fury from playoff contention, win 8-4

March 2, 2018

Ontario, California The San Diego Sockers (18-4) dashed the playoff hopes of their rivals, the Ontario Fury (10-12), by defeating them 8-4 on a night the Fury desperately needed a victory. Brandon Escoto picked up a hat trick while Matt Clare and Kraig Chiles both had two goals apiece. Boris Pardo got the victory thanks to an impressive night in the box. The Sockers showed off their defensive prowess throughout…

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Sockers Score Bakers Dozen, Cruise Past Barracudas 13-3

February 25, 2018

San Diego, California The San Diego Sockers (17-3) tuned-up for their next two games and eventual playoff run by breezing past the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas (3-19) 13-3 in front of 3,327 rabid fans. Matt Clare and Anthony Medina had hat tricks for the squad, while Kraig Chiles chipped in five assists, while Chris Toth only allowed the three goals anchoring the defense. The Barracudas stunned the Sockers after Reynol…

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