Sockers Player Combine To Be Held On Nov. 12
The 16-time champion San Diego Sockers will begin preparations to defend their 2021/22 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) Championship by conducting their annual Player Combine at the team's training facility - Bradley Park in San Marcos. The Combine will be held on a date - Saturday, November 12 from 9:00am-12:00pm with registration check-in beginning at 8:00am.
Players interested in participating in the Combine must be 18+ years old with a valid I.D. to register. There is a one-time non-refundable $75 registration fee to participate for a chance to be invited to the team's Training Camp in mid-November.
Sockers Head Coach Phil Salvagio, Player Personnel Director Chiky Luna, and General Manager Sean Bowers will be overseeing the tryouts.
"The combine gives us an opportunity to scout local talent and to help continue building the pipeline of players for the first team,” said Bowers. “Last year, the combine was invaluable as we signed goalkeeper Xavier Snaer-Williams to the first team. He contributed to our success in many ways. Maybe we will find another diamond in the rough as we will be looking for players to help stock the Sockers 2 developmental team for their upcoming season."
Last year, the Sockers 2 team played a key role in the success of the organization as Sean Callahan, Alan Garcia & Andy Reyes were elevated to the first team and contributed to winning the championship.
Combine registration is now available online at SDSockers.com/combine.
The Sockers will open the home portion of their 2022/23 MASL slate on Sunday, December 11, 5:05pm at Pechanga Arena San Diego. The full 24-game schedule will be announced at a later date.