Sockers Release 22-Game 2017-18 Season Schedule
The 14-time indoor/arena champion San Diego Sockers released their 22-game 2017-18 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) schedule today, and the club will begin their “Quest For 15” on the road in El Paso on Thursday, November 2. The team returns to the Valley View Casino Center for their home opener on Sunday, November 5 vs. Syracuse. San Diego will travel to Ontario on Sunday, October 29, for their only preseason game.
The 16-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.
“Last season our fans saw some great matchups and exciting games that fed into one of the most exciting playoff tournaments in recent memory. This schedule could be even better,” said MASL Commissioner Joshua Schaub. “Each team’s games within their division have always been important, but now this balanced schedule puts even more importance on games across the divisions and conferences.”
Nine of the Sockers 11 home matches will be played on weekends, with the other two games on Fridays. The fan-friendly schedule is enhanced by nine dates with promotional item giveaways. Our two most popular halftime attractions return for the season, which includes the All-Star Celebrity Game on January 21 and the Alumni Game on February 11.
“We are pleased with the schedule,” said Sockers General Manager Sean Bowers. “By having our home games on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday allow for our core fans and those looking for an affordable family night of sports entertainment to go to the Valley View Casino Center.”
Season and group tickets are on sale now at Sockers.com or by calling 866-799-GOAL (4625). Single-game tickets will go on sale on October 2, 12pm. All games will be available to watch on youtube.com/masltv.
2017-18 SOCKERS MASL SEASON SCHEDULE
Thurs., November 2, 6:35 pm @ El Paso
Sun., November 5, 5:05 pm v. Syracuse
Sun., November 12, 5:05 pm v. Tacoma
Sun., November 19, 5:05 pm v. Ontario
Fri., December 1, 7:35 pm @ Tacoma
Sun., December 3, 5:05 pm v. Sonora
Sun., December 17, 5:05 pm v Turlock
Fri., December 22, 7:35 pm @ Ontario
Fri., January 5, 7:05 pm @ Turlock
Sun., January 7, 5:05 pm v. Turlock
Fri., January 12, 7:35 pm v. Tacoma
Wed., January 17, 7:05 pm @ Ontario
Sat., January 20, 7:05 pm @ Sonora
Sun., January 21, 5:05 pm v. Ontario
Fri., January 26, 7:05 pm @ Turlock
Sun., January 28, 5:05 pm @ Monterrey
Fri., February 2, 7:35 pm v. Rio Grande Valley
Fri., February 9, 7:35 pm @ Tacoma
Sun., February 11, 5:05 pm v. Sonora
Fri., February 16, 4:35 pm @ Florida
Sat., February 17, 4:05 pm @ Florida
Sat., March 3, 7:05 pm v. El Paso
All times PT