Sockers Defeat Tropics Thanks to Last-Minute Goal by Brandon Escoto

February 18, 2018

Lakeland, Florida The San Diego Sockers (16-9) played yet another tight match with the Florida Tropics (9-9), this time sweating out a one-goal win thanks to late heroics by Brandon Escoto and last minute save by goalkeeper Chris Toth. The Sockers, with their win today, closed the two-game road trip and have all but eliminated the Tropics from playoff contention. Toth was immediately put to the test in the first…

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Sockers edge past Tropics thanks to clutch offense and goalkeeping

February 17, 2018

LAKELAND, Florida The San Diego Sockers (15-3) dashed the playoff hopes of the Florida Tropics (9-8) with a close 4-2 victory. Captain Kraig Chiles scored two goals, which means he has now scored in all 15 games he has played while Boris Pardo improved to 8-0-1 thanks to his strong performance tonight. He leads the MASL with a 3.66 Goals Allowed Average (GAA). Chiles extended his streak early in the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sockers Stay Undefeated, Steamroll Express 10-1

January 8, 2018

San Diego California After playing in Turlock on Friday, the San Diego Sockers (9-0) returned home to finish up the two-game series with the Turlock Express (2-10). Goalkeeper Chris Toth had a fine game by allowing the one goal, and four different Sockers scored two goals en route to a 10-1 victory. Before the game, the team observed a moment of silence for Abel “Shadow” Sebele, a midfielder who played…

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Sockers Pick Up Where They Left Off, Beat Express 8-2

January 5, 2018

The San Diego Sockers (8-0) continued their season today after a long break for the holidays and remained solid on both sides of the ball, as Luan Oliveira scored four goals, while Boris Pardo was efficient in the goalie box as the Sockers blew away their opponent, the Turlock Express (2-9), 8-2. The scoring began early in the first quarter after Erick Tovar collected the ball and passed it off…

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