KANSAS CITY - As teams across the Major Arena Soccer League begin their on-field preparations for the 2018-2019 season, the San Diego Sockers and Ontario Fury agreed on a trade that will see four players exchange sides. The trade was approved by the MASL this morning and both teams welcomed their new players in an announcement this afternoon.

Sockers receive: Leonardo De Oliveira (F) and Juan Gonzalez (D)
Fury receive: Chris Toth (GK) and Andrew Lorei (F)

Sockers General Manager Sean Bowers: 
on adding De Loiveira and Gonzalez to the roster - 
“Adding the exceptional scoring talent of Leo and the defensive toughness of Juan to our revised roster will make us even more formidable this season. The internal competition for playing time will only help to fuel the team to reach our goal of raising the Ron Newman Cup.”

on trading GK Toth - 
“It was mutual decision to go in a different direction. Chris was looking for a new experience in his career after growing up in the organization, and we helped make that possible with the trade. We thank Chris for all of the things he has done for the team and we wish him the best in Ontario.”

Fury President Bernie Lilavois:
on adding 2-time MASL Goalkeeper of the Year, Chris Toth - 
“Chris has always been a tough guy to score goals on for nearly a decade and we saw that first hand last season as he shut us out. To now have the best goalkeeper in arena soccer in the nets for the Fury and wearing a Fury uniform is probably the biggest acquisition in our 6-year history.  His veteran leadership will really help hold down the back line and should help us shut down our opponents for a change.”

on adding young forward Lorei to the roster - 
“Andrew is a big strong target forward with a nose for goal. He is a great addition to our roster and will compete for a starting spot on our first team. He scored many goals against our Fury II team last M2 season so it’s refreshing to have him on our side as well.”

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