Sockers Select Two Players In MASL Combine Draft

The San Diego Sockers had two picks in the 2022 MASL Pro Player Combine Draft and selected midfielder/forward Alberto Serafin (14th pick) and defender Mitchell Garcia (28th). The Tacoma Stars chose Alexander Gomez as the draft's first overall pick.

Serafin was a standout for his hometown high school in Modesto, CA, while Avondale, AZ native Garcia played college soccer at Grand Canyon University.

The Draft took place in the ballroom of the Statler Hotel in Dallas, Tex. on Sunday, October 22. Each of the League’s 14 teams had an opportunity to scout talent at the Pro Player Combine held in Mesquite, Tex. over the three days prior. Players came from as far as France and Australia and as close as Dallas to showcase their talents and hopefully land a roster position on one of the League’s teams.

The draft consisted of three rounds with teams having a pick in each. Teams also had the opportunity to trade or sell their picks. 

“It feels great, it’s everything I could have asked for, I worked hard to get here,” said Gomez. “I’m grateful for the opportunity, all the coaches, the MASL, and the Commissioner, who gave me a lot of tips and motivated me throughout the whole process.”

The following players were selected:

Round One
Alexander Gomez – Tacoma Stars
Ray Mouloungui – Tacoma Stars
Archie Filliter – Utica City FC
Kevin Flavin – Monterrey Flash
Grant Glorioso – Harrisburg Heat
Kyler Moore – Empire Strykers
Joaquin Raya – Milwaukee Wave
Mark Baker - St. Louis Ambush
Hamadi Noor – Dallas Sidekicks
Roland Amachree – Baltimore Blast
Maxwell Rodriguez – Kansas City Comets
Adam Mann – Chihuahua Savage
Tate Lancaster – Florida Tropics
Alberto Serafin – San Diego Sockers

Round Two
Matthew Melendez – Tacoma Stars
Omar Khan – Mesquite Outlaws
Wilver Crespo – Utica City FC
Steve Merker – Monterrey Flash
Joshua DiMatteo – Harrisburg Heat
Phibo Arriaga – Empire Strykers
Daniel Garcia – Milwaukee Wave
Brodie Steigerwald – St. Louis Ambush
Trevor Norman – Dallas Sidekicks
Sosa Gonzalez-Black – Baltimore Blast
Erik Espinoza – Kansas City Comets
Gabriel Sodre – Chihuahua Savage
Julio Sanchez-Tello – Florida Tropics
Mitchell Garcia – San Diego Sockers

Round Three
Cole Costa – Dallas Sidekicks
Ryan Miles – Mesquite Outlaws
Jose Herrera – Utica City FC
Axel Lomeli – Monterrey Flash
Anthony Valencia-Reynosa – Harrisburg Heat
Calvin Aguirre – Empire Strykers
Franco Ortiz – Dallas Sidekicks
Markus Ernest – St. Louis Ambush
Jeffrey Palomarez – Dallas Sidekicks
Luis Melger – Baltimore Blast
Mariano Tenuta – Harrisburg Heat
Christian Lima – Chihuahua Savage
Mitchell Patchett – Florida Tropics
Harry Durand – Dallas Sidekicks