Chiles’ eight goals lift San Diego Sockers to record 41st straight win

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

San Diego, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Kraig Chiles booted a career-high eight goals as the San Diego Sockers crushed Toros de Mexico, 14-4, Friday in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) for their 41st straight win, the longest run by a US professional franchise in the major or minor leagues.

The Sockers surpassed the record of 40 straight wins set by the Sioux Falls Storm of United Indoor Football from 2005 to 2009 in front of a record crowd of 4,134 at the Valley View Casino Center.

The Sockers (4-0), a three-time PASL champion, haven’t lost a game of any kind since December 2010, including matches in the PASL, the U.S. Open Cup, and an international indoor tournament in Mexico.

Chiles, whose eight goals fell one short of the PASL record, scored his first goal at the 6:19 mark of the first period before Eduardo Velez pumped in two scores in a 25-second span to quickly make it 3-0.

Brian Farber, Diego Rovira, and Aaron Susi also scored to give the Sockers a 6-0 advantage at the half. Velez then completed a hat trick to make it 8-0 before goalie Riley Swift conceded his first goal.

Alexander Caseras scored a hat trick for the Toros (1-3).

The game got physical in the third quarter when Toros defender Edgar Rivas was ejected for a rabbit punch to the back of San Diego’s Dan Antoniuk.

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