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…


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…


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 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…


Sockers Continue Hot Streak, Derail Express 9-2

December 18, 2017

San Diego, California The San Diego Sockers (7-0) remained perfect Sunday night against the Turlock Express in front of a raucous crowd of 3,240 fans on Star Wars night at Valley View Casino as Kraig Chiles increased his scoring streak to seven games and Erick Tovar collected a hat trick. Even though they tried their best, Turlock simply underestimated San Diego’s power as they were cut down 9-2. San Diego…


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…


“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…


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…


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…


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…