Sockers Extend Pardo's Contract For Five Years
The San Diego Sockers announced today that they have extended goalkeeper Boris Pardo's contract for five years. As per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Pardo, who is a leading candidate for the Major League Arena Soccer League's MVP and Goalkeeper Of The Year honors, is currently ranked #1 in the league with 14 wins and a goals-against average of 3.44. He is third with a .761 save percentage and also has two assists.
“It’s an absolute honor and privilege to continue to represent the San Diego Sockers for the upcoming future," stated Pardo. "Being able to play for such a prestigious club and be alongside so many great soccer players is an environment that many around the league want to be a part of. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the entire Sockers front office, coaches, teammates, and fans for believing in and giving me the opportunity to help contribute to achieving our ultimate goal…the club’s 15th Championship.”
He joined the Sockers before the 2016-17 season and is in his first season as the team's number one goalkeeper after Chris Toth departed for rival Ontario in the off-season. The tandem was the best in the MASL last year.
"Boris has been the consummate professional on and off the field since arriving in San Diego," said Sockers General Manager Sean Bowers. "He is playing at an MVP-caliber level which has helped us to achieve a 14-1 record. Boris has earned this extension as there is no doubt that this is his team now and his teammates have the utmost confidence in him."
His 79-game (55 Wins - 23 Losses - 5.32 GAA) arena soccer career began in 2010 with the Missouri Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Pardo played three years with the Comets before joining the Wichita B -52s in the 2014-15 season. He returned to the Comets the following year for a season prior to coming to San Diego.