Professional Arena Soccer League Update

December 17, 2013 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) News Release

Sockers Conceding Nothing in Pacific

12/17/13 - With two early home losses, the San Diego Sockers found themselves in unfamiliar territory. The Sockers had never lost at home during their first four seasons and at 0-2 they had a losing record for the first time ever in the PASL. Wins in Turlock and Sacramento got the Sockers back to .500 but there were lingering doubts whether the Sockers could still be the dominant team in the league.

San Diego had to travel to Ontario and Las Vegas to face the Fury, who were impressive in a season opening win over Dallas, and the undefeated Legends. San Diego won both games and neither one was as close as the final scores imply.

The Sockers held a 7-2 halftime lead over Ontario, before a fourth quarter Fury rally made the score a respectable 8-6. In Las Vegas, the Sockers held a 7-3 lead late in the fourth quarter and held on for a 7-5 win.

San Diego (4-2), now trails Las Vegas (6-1) by 1.5 games in the Pacific Division and have won 32 straight divisional games dating back to 2010.

Player of the Week

Kraig Chiles, San Diego Sockers

Three-time reigning PASL MVP Kraig Chiles came back with a vengeance after a slow start that saw him score only four points in his first three games. In his last three games he has 12 points including five goals and two assists in the weekend's two wins in Ontario and Las Vegas.

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Bay Area Rollers

The Bay Area Rosal have snuck into third place in the Pacific Division after weekend victories over the Turlock Express and Mexico Toros. Veteran goalkeeper Dominik Jakubek is 3-0 since joining Rosal and Manolo Pina and 22-year old Emrah Klimenta are leading the offense. Klimenta had four goals this weekend including the overtime game winner against Mexico.

Flash Lose First Game

The Monterrey Flash took their 7-0 record to Hidalgo to face the team-formerly-known-as-Flash, La Fiera. Hidalgo won 5-4 in sudden death on a goal by Edgar Flores. The Flash (7-1) now hold a half game lead over La Fiera (6-1). Four of La Fiera's seven games have gone to overtime.

Mustangs Widen Eastern Lead

The Chicago Mustangs (7-0) are now the only undefeated team in the PASL after losses by Las Vegas and Monterrey last weekend. The Mustangs beat Cleveland 13-4 and Detroit 6-5 to open a three game lead in the division. Efrain "Wilo" Martinez scored six goals and now is tied for the PASL lead (with Cleveland's Allen Eller) with 18 goals.

The Week Ahead

Texas Saltillo Fri, Dec 20 7:05 pm UAdeC

Cleveland Illinois Fri, Dec 20 7:35 pm Fld Sprts Cmplx

Ontario Monterrey Fri, Dec 20 8:35 pm Arena Monterrey

Dallas Tulsa Sat, Dec 21 2:05 pm Cox Business

Ontario Saltillo Sat, Dec 21 7:05 pm UAdeC

Detroit Harrisburg Sat, Dec 21 7:05 pm Farm Show

Turlock San Diego Sat, Dec 21 7:05 pm VV Casino Arena

Texas Monterrey Sat, Dec 21 7:05 pm Arena Monterrey

Bay Area Las Vegas Sat, Dec 21 7:05 pm LV Sports Park

Illinois Cincinnati Sat, Dec 21 7:35 pm Tri-County

Turlock Mexico Sun, Dec 22 1:05 pm Unisantos Park

Harrisburg Cleveland Sun, Dec 22 4:05 pm Soccer Sprtsplx

All times Eastern

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