Landon Donovan to star in Sockers Celebrity Game March 12

(February 24, 2017)

Soccer has begun to take San Diego by storm, celebrities included.

On March 12th, 5:05pm at the Valley View Casino Center, the San Diego Sockers will be hosting their 2nd Annual Celebrity Game. The March 12th Home Game will be the 1st Round Divisional Match vs either Tacoma Stars or Ontario Fury, based on this weekend’s results.

Landon Donovan, the greatest American soccer player ever, has confirmed his participation during the halftime celebrity soccer game. Donovan, as an ambassador for MLS to SD, also has a special message for fans in attendance at the March 12th Sockers game: “Support local, be yourself (a soccer fan) and look for opportunities to bring others into the community. These things will hopefully help us get the signatures needed for a stadium in San Diego.”

The recent San Diego resident looks forward to participating in the Sockers celebrity game.

“I grew up knowing the name Sockers, I knew the Sockers better than I knew the Galaxy or DC United. It’s obvious something special has been here for a long time and I’ve always wanted to experience it. Having the ability to play in the game is really a dream come true and it’s going to be a lot of fun.” 

– Landon Donovan   

The San Diego Sockers, San Diego’s 14-time Championship team, are at the forefront of the movement to bring MLS to San Diego. The historically proud soccer franchise sees the movement to bring MLS as opportunity to carry the torch of professional soccer in San Diego. Donovan and the Sockers will be working together to identify opportunities to collect the required signatures for a privately financed “SoccerCity / SDSU / Riverpark” compound at the current Qualcomm Stadium location.

Sean Bowers, General Manager of the Sockers and former MLS defender, supports the MLS bid to San Diego.

“It’s great for the sport and the entire soccer community in San Diego. We totally support the bid and look forward to working with FS Investors, Landon Donovan and everyone else involved in making San Diego the premier location for the next MLS expansion team” –Sean Bowers, GM San Diego Sockers

The Sockers will be hosting the 2nd Annual Celebrity Halftime Game on March 12th at 5:05pm at the Valley View Casino Center. Stay tuned for special announcements on Celebrities on social media @sandiegosockers!!

You can catch all the Sockers game live on MASLtv Youtube! Make sure to follow San Diego Sockers on social media @sandiegosockers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! #Questfor15