Sockers Meet Dallas In Only Preseason Game

The 14-time champion San Diego Sockers renew a classic rivalry in a preseason contest against the Dallas Sidekicks on November 17, 5:00 p.m. at the Allen Events Center in Texas. This will be the first and only preseason match for the Sockers. The two teams, whose rivalry dates back to 1983 in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), will meet twice times during the 2018-19 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) regular season. 

The San Diego/Dallas matchup was one of the best in the MISL and culminated with the Sockers winning their 10th championship under Ron Newman in six games in the best-of-seven 1991-92 MISL Championship Series. The Sidekicks won their only MISL title in the 1986-87 MISL season with a thrilling seventh-game victory over the Tacoma Stars in the Pacific Northwest. Dallas has won four championships in their history (1993 CISL, 1998 PSA, 2001 WISL).

The Sockers open the regular season on Sunday, December 16, 5:05 p.m. vs. Rio Grande Valley at Valley View Casino Center. All 12 Sockers home matches will be played on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays). The fan-friendly schedule is enhanced by 12 dates with promotional themes and 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.

Season Supporter Memberships, single game, and group tickets are on sale now by calling 866-799-GOAL (4625) or visiting