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 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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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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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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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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