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San Diego Sockers (2001–2004)

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San Diego Sockers
Team history 2001–2004
Arena San Diego Sports Arena
2001 – 2004
Based in San Diego, California
Colors
Leagues WISL, MISL II

The second version of the San Diego Sockers were a team in the new Major Indoor Soccer League. The team began play in the World Indoor Soccer League in 2001, and joined the MISL when it merged with the WISL for the 2002–2003 season. Just before the beginning of the 2004–2005 season, the Sockers were sold to Raj Kalra, owner of the Vancouver Ravens of the National Lacrosse League. However, barely two months after the purchase, it was revealed that Kalra had not paid the Sockers' players, staff, or rent since taking over, and the league voted to discontinue the franchise on December 30, 2004.

Also, Dallas Sidekicks were the only team in indoor soccer history to defeat the San Diego Sockers in a championships series at the San Diego Sports Arena which happened in 2001. A new team using the Sockers' name and logo joined the PASL-PRO in the 2009–10 season.

Honors

Championships

  • none

Division Titles

  • 2001 WISL regular Season title

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance
2001 WISL 1st WISL, 14–10 Lost Championship 4,029
2002–03 MISL 3rd West, 14–22 Lost Division Semifinal 4,248
2003–04 MISL 2nd West, 13–23 Failed to Qualify 4,212
2004–05 MISL 8th MISL, 4–6 Folded at midseason 3,938

Head coaches

Arenas

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San Diego Sockers (2001–2004)
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