The Lazers probably have circled Jan. 28 on their calendar.
That's when they begin a four-game trip in Cleveland. Enough of this supposed home-field advantage at the Forum.
The Lazers, who are 7-4 on the road, were dealt their fifth straight defeat at home, losing, 8-4, to the San Diego Sockers Wednesday night before 4,823 fans at the Forum.
The Lazers' home record is 3-7, worst in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
The Sockers, in first place in the Western Division, are 19-6. They have won 7 in a row, 12 of their last 13, and have the best road record in the league at 10-5.
The Sockers' lead was 2-1 after one quarter, 4-2 at halftime and 6-2 after three quarters.
Despite six goals, the first half was dull and filled with seven penalties, none of which resulted in power-play goals.
After 18 seconds, former Socker Cha Cha Namdar poked in a right-footer from the right side after receiving a lead pass from Chris Cheuden. Namdar's goal tied a Lazer team record for the quickest goal scored at the start of a game. The record is also held by former Lazer Gus Mokalis, who scored against Tacoma on May 2, 1987.