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 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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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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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 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 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…

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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 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…

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