San Diego Sockers

Beach Soccer Festival to unite international, local teams

Beach Soccer Festival to unite international, local teams

OCEANSIDE — From May 18 to May 20, 300 beach soccer teams will face off on sand soccer fields at Oceanside Harbor.Competing in the 1,600-seat soccer stadium will be eight professional teams including past festival champions the San Diego Sockers, SoCal Beach FC Oceanside, Portugal National, and Oros Mexico. The total prize purse for professional […]

Sockers leaving Del Mar

Sockers leaving Del Mar

DEL MAR — The San Diego Sockers announced Tuesday that they would be leaving the Del Mar Arena, their home field since 2009 when they returned to the PASL (Professional Arena Soccer League) and returning to the site of their heyday in the 1980s at the Valley View Casino Center formerly known as the San […]

‘New era’ of fitness helping to extend athletes’ careers

‘New era’ of fitness helping to extend athletes’ careers

COAST CITIES — While the list of professional athletes playing past the average retirement age of 33 may contain a few exceptional examples, not only in organized sports but in extreme sports also, it appears that list is expected to grow in the years to come. 

Sockers win Newman Cup

Sockers win Newman Cup

DEL MAR – More than 16 weeks ago the message running through the Sockers team facilities was that anything less than another championship season would be a disappointment.The message prior to Saturday night’s Ron Newman Cup Championship final against the Detroit Waza Flo was “focus.”

Sockers advance to cup finals

Sockers advance to cup finals

DEL MAR – The only real magic of the night belonged to the San Diego Sockers, carrying their season of perfection into the post season Friday, beating the Kansas Magic 9-6 in the semifinals for the Ron Newman Cup.The Sockers will face the Detroit Waza Saturday in the finals.

Sockers perfect season of perfection

Sockers perfect season of perfection

DEL MAR – The Sockers’ regular season of perfection came to a fitting close Saturday night at home at the Del Mar Arena, with a win 9-4 against the Tacoma Stars. It was the first time in Professional Arena Soccer League that a team had completed the season undefeated.

Cardiff player gets call to first team

Cardiff player gets call to first team

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA – When Jason Santos joined the San Diego Sockers reserve team this winter his one goal was to make the professional club. Several weeks ago, before the team left for Monterrey, Mexico to compete in the FIFRA Championships, Santos’ goal was realized.

Sockers undefeated season, winning streak continues

Sockers undefeated season, winning streak continues

DEL MAR — Saturday night’s 13-1 rout over the Arizona Storm signaled the continuance of the Sockers’ undefeated season and their 32nd consecutive win since Dec. 27, 2010, marking them the third team in U.S. professional sports history for longest winning streaks.The Sockers are now one game away from tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers’ […]

Sockers continue to roll with the wins

Sockers continue to roll with the wins

DEL MAR – It was a night of smiles for the San Diego Sockers as the team won easily against the Tijuana Revolucion 13-2 Saturday night in front of a home crowd of 2,428.

‘Voice’ of the Sockers has a lot to talk about

‘Voice’ of the Sockers has a lot to talk about

DEL MAR — Craig Elsten’s voice is just one in the crowd at the Del Mar Arena, but there’s a little extra power behind his when he goes behind the microphone for his third season as play-by-play announcer for the San Diego Sockers.