Sockers Sign Three Players For Trip To Mexico

The San Diego Sockers—presented by Kaiser Permanente San Diego—today announced the signing of three players in advance of the club’s trip to Mexico, where they will face the Chihuahua Savage on Friday and the Monterrey Flash on Sunday.

Signed from Club Deportivo de Baja California out of MASL-2 is striker Irvin Mojica. A 26-year-old out of Tijuana, Mojica previously rostered for Club Necaxa in Liga MX in 2021, and featured in Copa MX with Club Necaxa II and Club América Premier between 2016-18. Playing in M2 this season, Mojica led Club Deportivo de Baja with ten goals and twelve points in five matches.

Receiving the call-up from Sockers-2 of MASL-2 is midfielder Luis Perez, known as “Tortín”. Perez played in one match for Sockers-2 this season, scoring two goals. In four career matches for Sockers-2 he has recorded (3-2=5) points

Signed as a free agent, midfielder Horacio Gutierrez Jr comes from El Paso, Texas. After starring at El Dorado High School, he played college soccer for two seasons at Grand Canyon University (NCAA D-1) and later Mississippi College (NCAA D-2), where he scored ten goals in 31 starts. After graduation, Gutierrez went overseas to compete for Kingborough Lions United FC in the NPL Tasmania, the second division of Australian professional soccer. Indoors, Gutierrez played the 2021 season for the Fayetteville Fury of the NISL, collecting (9-7=16) points in ten matches. Most recently, Horacio has appeared as a competitor on the Telemundo reality competition series Exatlón, as well as the most recent season of MTV’s “The Challenge: Ride or Dies”, reaching the finals as a rookie.

Sockers-2 has a simultaneous road trip to Chihuahua and Brownsville, Texas, and the newly signed trio will be eligible for either trip.