#299 as Sockers Win 10-6

by Ian Cook

Ontario, CA (December 30th 2016) History has been made! San Diego Sockers star forward Kraig Chiles became the All-Time Leading Goal Scorer in History as the Sockers prevailed against the Ontario Fury 10-6. San Diego Sockers improve to 7-3 while Ontario Fury go to a 3-4 record.

10:23 minutes into the 2nd Quarter, Kraig Chiles launched a right-footed shot for the millionth in his career, but this one was special. The low shot skipped past the diving goalkeeper and madness ensued! Kraig Chiles had just scored his 299th goal in a San Diego Sockers uniform!

The team rushed the field to celebrate with Chiles, even the staff and trainers! It was massive moment for the native San Diegan forward and for the San Diego Sockers organization. However, Chiles is staying grounded and looking to help the team on the #questfor15 championships. 

“It means a lot to me obviously as an individual accolade, but its nice to get the monkey off my back …to get it done (299 Goals) and start to focus on team goals and getting to the championship. I’ll celebrate tonight and enjoy myself but moving on…and quickly.” –Kraig Chiles

The fierce rivalry match featured plenty of fouls, blue cards and plenty extra-curricular activity. Despite the tough matchup, the Sockers showed their composure on the ball with the majority of possession throughout the game.  However, it was the Fury that struck first blood.

Former Sockers forward Nick Perera opened the scoring for the home team, latching on to a counter attack. It was a big moment for the big forward against his former team. He then doubled his tally in the second quarter with a well-taken free kick that bent into the top right corner.