Sockers Dominate MASL Team of the Week

San Diego Sockers dominated voting in Major Arena Soccer League’s Opening Weekend “Team of the Week.” Player of the Game versus Turlock Express, Sockers Captain Kraig Chiles scored three first half goals and chipped in two assists to lead the Sockers to a 12-1 win. Chiles is joined on the MASL “Team of the Week” by veteran defender Victor Quiroz and goalkeeper Chris Toth. Quiroz had 3 assists and 1 block while Toth saved 21 of 22 shots that came his way. Toth leads the league in Goals Against (1) and Save Percentage (.957%). New Sockers signing, Max Touloute was an "Honorable Mention" with his two goal performance. 

Read Below of Major Arena Soccer League's Official Press Release


KANSAS CITY (Nov 1, 2016) – The 2016-2017 Major Arena Soccer League season opened up this past weekend with ten teams hitting the floor. Throughout the games, there were several players who stood out among the rest and were selected to the first MASL Team of the Week for the season.

The MASL Team of the Week is selected using the Stars awarded at each game and by soliciting nominations from each team. Players nominated by teams were each awarded three points and stars were awarded 3 points (1st Star), 2 points (2nd star) and 1 Point (3rd star) respectively.

Goalkeeper: Chris Toth (San Diego Sockers) – Only allowed one goal against the Turlock Express and added an assist in the Sockers’ 12-1 victory.

Defenders: Victor Quiroz (San Diego Sockers) – Had three assists and was an integral part of the league’s best statistical defense from the opening weekend. Jonatan Santos (Cedar Rapids Rampage) – Notched an assist and aided in his team’s first ever defeat of the Kansas City Comets

Midfielders: Jamie Lovelace (Dallas Sidekicks) – Had two goals and was a constant threat for the Sidekicks in their win over the El Paso Coyotes Gordy Gurson (Cedar Rapids Rampage) – Scored the eventual game winning goal against the Kansas City Comets.

Forward: Kraig Chiles (San Diego Sockers): Scored a first half hat trick to go along with his two assists as he led the Sockers to a big opening night win.

Honorable Mention: Tino Nunez (Ontario Fury), Cameron Brown (Dallas Sidekicks), Mauricio Salles (Ontario Fury), Tiguinho Dias (Ontario Fury), Danny Waltman (Tacoma Stars), Brett Petricek (Cedar Rapids Rampage), Max Touloute (San Diego Sockers)