Sockers Announce Home Playoff Game For April 10
The San Diego Sockers have clinched the Major Arena Soccer League West Division title and a postseason berth in the 2022 Ron Newman Cup Playoffs. Winners of eighteen straight MASL matches, the Sockers will open defense of their 2021 Ron Newman Cup championship with opening-round quarterfinal action the week of April 4-10 against a playoff opponent to be determined. As the home team, the Sockers will host the closing leg of the playoffs, with Game Two set for Sunday, April 10 at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
Single-match tickets for the April 10 opening-round playoff date (which covers Game Two and a potential Game Three mini-game to be played after if necessary) will go on sale Saturday via the AXS ticketing app, sdsockers.com/tickets or on the phone at (866) 799-GOAL. Tickets will also be available in-person at the advance ticket window inside Pechanga Arena during Sunday’s match vs. Ontario.
Sockers season ticket holders have the option to reserve tickets for all three potential rounds of the Ron Newman Cup playoffs exclusively, starting today. Those who choose to renew or purchase season tickets for the 2022-23 season will also be given early access to playoff tickets. Season ticket holders can make their purchases via AXS or by calling (866) 799-GOAL.
The Ron Newman Cup playoffs for 2022 will see the league’s three division winners qualify for the playoffs, along with the next five-best overall records. Teams will be seeded 1 v 8, 2 v 7, 3 v 6, and 4 v 5, and each round will consist of a best-of-three series. Games One and Two of each series are full-length matches, with fifteen minutes of Extra Time to be played after Game Two in case of a 1-1 tie. The Sockers have clinched their division, and are currently in first place in the standings table (21-0-1, 60 points). The semi-final round and finals rounds are expected to be concluded in the two weeks following the quarterfinals, although the finals round could be delayed a week or more due to arena availabilities.
The Sockers’ regular season has two more home matches remaining, including Thursday’s “Nopening Night” against the Florida Tropics at 7:35pm, with $5 GA tickets, free parking, and $2 Bud Lights for sale. The regular season concludes Sunday at 5:05pm against Ontario on Fan Appreciation Night, with a Ze Roberto t-shirt giveaway for all fans. Tickets for both matches are available online at sdsockers.com/tickets or by calling (866) 799-GOAL.