Waad Hirmez, a midfielder who helped lead the San Diego Sockers to the Major Indoor Soccer League championship in June, has agreed to a contract to play with the Lazers next season, the Lazers said Wednesday.
Goalkeeper Jim Gorsek, the Sockers' career leader in victories, is also close to signing a one-year deal with the Lazers, his agent, Scott Simpson, said. Gorsek said he couldn't comment on the deal because he is still under a guaranteed contract with the Sockers.
Hirmez, 26, became a free agent after scoring 24 points--more than any other player--during this year's MISL playoffs. Hirmez scored three goals in the Sockers' 7-4 victory over Cleveland in Game 4 of the MISL championship series that clinched San Diego's sixth indoor title in seven years.
"Waad proved himself as a capable goal scorer and I also like his defense," Lazers' President James Buss said. "I know he'll come in here and give this club a lift."