Sockers Announce 24-Game 2018-19 MASL Schedule
The 14-time champion San Diego Sockers released their 24-game 2018-19 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) schedule today. The Sockers will kick off their 40th Anniversary and honor Ron Newman at home on Sunday, December 16, 5:05 p.m. against Rio Grande Valley. The team will go on the road to meet rival Ontario on Thursday, December 20, 7:00 p.m.
The 17-team MASL is comprised of two conferences (Eastern & Western) with two divisions in each. The Sockers will compete in the Pacific Division against the Ontario Fury, Tacoma Stars, and Turlock Express.
All 12 Sockers home matches will be played on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays). The fan-friendly schedule is enhanced by 12 dates with promotional item giveaways. Our two most popular halftime attractions return for the season, which includes the All-Star Celebrity Game on February 15 and the Alumni Game on April 7.
“We are pleased with the MASL schedule,” said Sockers General Manager Sean Bowers. “Our fans will benefit greatly by having all of our home games on weekends. We provide San Diego with a great night of family sports entertainment at affordable prices and free parking.”
Season Supporter Memberships and single game tickets are on sale now by calling 866-799-GOAL (4625) or visiting Sockers.com.
2018-19 SAN DIEGO SOCKERS MASL SCHEDULE
Sun., December 16, 5:05pm v. Rio Grande Valley
Thurs., December 20, 7:00pm @ Ontario
Sat., December 22, 7:05pm v. Tacoma
Wed., December 26, 4:35pm @ Dallas
Fri., December 28, 5:35pm @ Monterrey
Fri., January 4, 7:05pm @ Turlock
Sat., January 5, 7:05 pm v. Ontario
Fri., January 11, 7:35 pm v. Ontario
Sun., January 13, 5:05 pm v. El Paso
Fri., January 18, 7:05pm: @ Tacoma
Sun., January 20, 5:05 pm v. Turlock
Thurs., February 7, 7:00pm @ Ontario
Fri., February 8, 7:05pm @ Turlock
Fri., February 15, 7:35 pm v. Tacoma
Sun., February 17, 5:05pm @ Tacoma
Fri., March 1, 7:35 pm v. Turlock
Sun., March 10, 5:05 pm v. Ontario
Fri., March 15, 7:35 pm v. Turlock
Fri., March 22, 7:05pm @ Turlock
Sun., March 24, 1:00pm @ Dallas
Sun., March 31, 5:05pm @ Tacoma
Thurs., April 4, 7:00pm @ Ontario
Sun., April 7, 5:05 pm v. Rio Grande Valley
Sat., April 13, 7:05 pm v. Monterrey
All Home Games Played At Valley View Casino Center
All Time Are PT
MASL PRESS RELEASE
The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is set to kick off the league’s fifth season with an incredible 10-game Opening Weekend slate, beginning with the Orlando SeaWolves hosting the St Louis Ambush at 7:35pm ET and the Ontario Fury welcoming the Turlock Express at 10:00pm ET on Friday, November 30, 2018. That leads into the full 204 game schedule for the MASL’s seventeen teams.
16 of the 17 teams in the MASL are featured on Opening Weekend, including Ian Bennett and the explosive Milwaukee Wave facing off against the Kansas City Comets and their new goalkeeper Brett Petricek on December 1 at 7:05pm ET at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The defending champion Baltimore Blast will welcome the league’s newest team, the Mississauga MetroStars on December 1 at 6:00pm ET from the SECU Arena. Championship game MVP William Vanzela will be back in the goal for the Blast as he tries to shut down the MetroStars leader, Dwayne DeRosario, in their inaugural match.
Utica City FC and will get its first taste of MASL action when the Blast make the trip to upstate New York on Sunday December 2 at 2:00pm ET at the Adirondack Bank Center.
Opening Weekend comes to a close when last year’s MASL Finalists, the Monterrey Flash introduce their prize offseason acquisition, Franck Tayou, to the home crowd as they host the El Paso Coyotes on Sunday, December 2 at 6:05pm ET.
The MASL opens its Canadian schedule a week later as Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods Centre Arena plays host to the inaugural home match for the MetroStars home debut against the Florida Tropics at 3:05pm ET.
The San Diego Sockers are the last team to open their 2018-2019 schedule. They will begin their season at the Valley View Casino Center Arena on December 16 when they host the RGV Barracudas at 8:05pm ET.
MASL Commissioner Joshua Schaub said, “Last year was exciting from the opening day right to the championship game in Monterrey. This year’s schedule could be even better. With teams being focused on their conference, each regular season game becomes a must-win.”
This season, teams will play a 24-game schedule (12 home, 12 away) within their conferences to determine playoff positioning. Each team will play their divisional foes a minimum of four times, the rest of the schedule will be filled with matchups from the other division in their conference.
The full MASL schedule can be found online at MASLSoccer.com.