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MASL POWERHOUSES MEET ON SUNDAY IN MEXICO

January 28, 2018 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - San Diego Sockers News Release

Sockers And Flash Clash In Battle Of First-Place Teams

San Diego's Magic Number Is Three To Clinch A Playoff Berth

MONTERREY. MEXICO (Saturday - MR #17-15) - The San Diego Sockers (12-2) make their second trip to Mexico in the past eight days for a tough matchup against the undefeated Monterrey Flash (14-0) on Sunday, February 28, 3:05 p.m., at Arena Monterrey. The game can be seen live on MASL.TV or supporters can view at the Hooters Mission Valley Watch Party. The match will be the only meeting between the two titans this season.

Monterrey is coming off a 9-5 win over El Paso on Thursday night. The Flash look to take advantage of the cozier confines of Arena Monterrey, which often leads to high-scoring affairs. Monterrey features a balanced offensive attack with four players having 20 or more points to date. Edgar Flores (26), Erick Flores (22), Brayan Aguilar (21) and Edgar González (20). Anchoring the defense is goalkeeper Diego Reynoso (10-0, 4.78 GAA), and defenders Damien Garcia and Victor Baez.

The Sockers took care of business on Friday night with their 4-1 win over the upstart Turlock Express. Leading Kraig Chiles and several other players did not make the trip north, instead to rest for this important game. Hiram Ruiz tallied twice to pace the offense, while Boris Pardo made nine saves to collect his sixth win of the year. Chris Toth (6-1, 3.90 GAA) is expected to get the start in goal for San Diego.

Both teams perform well in close games. Monterey has played in four games in which the margin of victory was three goals or less. The Sockers are 4-1 in their five such contests.

San Diego's magic number is three to clinch a playoff berth.

TEAM STATS

Team GP W L PTS GF GA Streak

Monterrey 14 14 0 28 121 64 W 14

San Diego 14 12 2 24 106 56 W 2

TEAM LEADERS

MONTERREY

# Player POS GP G A PTS Shots SP

28 Edgar Flores F/M 14 17 9 26 61 0.279

1 Erick Flores F/M 14 13 9 22 28 0.464

77 Brayan Aguilar F 14 14 7 21 38 0.368

20 Edgar González F 14 15 5 20 40 0.375

7 Carlos Farias F 13 6 13 19 31 0.194

# Goalkeeper GP W L T OTL

30 Diego Reynoso 11 10 0 0 0

SAN DIEGO

# Player POS GP G A PTS Shots SP

37 Kraig Chiles F 11 24 9 33 82 0.293

51 Erick Tovar M 13 13 9 22 51 0.255

11 Luan Oliveira M 13 12 7 19 49 0.245

99 Matt Clare M 13 9 10 19 60 0.150

19 Brandon Escoto M 14 9 8 17 47 0.191

# Goalkeeper GP W L T OTL

31 Chris Toth 7 6 1 0 0

27 Boris Pardo 7 6 0 0 0

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