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April 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Dallas Sidekicks scored six consecutive goals and went on to an 8-4 victory over the Cleveland Crunch in Game 6 of their MSL semifinal series in front of 6,842 Sunday at Reunion Arena in Dallas. With the victory, the Sidekicks clinched the series, 4-2, and move to the championship series against the Sockers, who got past the Baltimore Blast, 4-1, in the other semifinal. Games 1 and 2 of the championship series will be at the Sports Arena Thursday and Saturday, each beginning at 7:35 p.m.
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April 23, 1992 | JOHN GEIS
The Sockers will open the MSL championship series next Thursday at the Sports Arena, it was announced Wednesday. They will play either the Cleveland Crunch, which they beat in last year's championship series, or the Dallas Sidekicks, the only other MSL team to win a championship since the Sockers shifted from the North American Soccer League in 1984. The Sidekicks lead their semifinal series, 3-1, with Game 5 scheduled for Friday in Cleveland.
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April 23, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sport predicated on the use of feet, it was somewhat unusual the Sockers won their semifinal series against the Baltimore Blast because Bill Taylor lent them a pair of hands. Taylor was responsible for getting the feet of defenders Kevin Crow, David Banks, Jimmy McGeough and Alex Golovnia ready to take a pounding Saturday. All four players reported to Taylor, the team trainer, Friday morning with ankles injured in the previous night's victory.
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April 21, 1992
The Sockers are not sure they will open the MSL championship series May 1, as previously announced. If the Dallas Sidekicks win their semifinal series against Cleveland, the championship series will begin at the Sports Arena on April 30, May 1, or May 2. If Cleveland wins, however, a different set of dates is possible. BASEBALL Pitcher Craig Van Hulzen helped his cause with a three-run homer as Point Loma Nazarene defeated Claremont, 7-4, in a nonconference game.
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April 19, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sockers have transcended dynasty. Now it is tyranny. Like they have so often in the past, the Sockers came from behind twice to steal a 4-3 decision from the Blast in Game 5 of their MSL semifinal series in front of 4,594 at the Arena. With the victory the Sockers clinched the series, 4-1, and now take a 13-day respite before entering their 10th championship series in the past 11 years.
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April 18, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Newman must be going soft. The Socker coach decided to prepare for Game 5 of the MSL semifinal series against Baltimore by giving his players a day off Friday. Today's game (4:05 p.m.) could be the series' last. The Sockers lead, 3-1, and have won the past two on the Blast's home turf. Winning a third in a row would be fine with Socker forward Thompson Usiyan, a seven-year MSL veteran who has never played in a championship series. "All my career I've been a big goal scorer," Usiyan said.
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April 17, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sockers are fighting with their opponent during this semifinal series, they're fighting with themselves, and the coach is fighting with the other guys' vice president. Oh, and guess what? They're winning. They won their second in a row against the Blast, 6-3, on Thursday in front of 4,458 at the Arena. That gives them a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
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April 15, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean Harbor, a Baltimore Blast rookie, made an impression on two Sockers with his physical power Tuesday night, but a third took advantage of Harbor's "rookie" mistake to give the Sockers a 5-4 victory in overtime. Kevin Crow scored five minutes into overtime to give the Sockers a 2-1 lead in the Major Soccer League semifinal series. Game 4 is scheduled for Thursday (4:05 p.m., PDT) here.
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April 14, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The defensive lapses that cost the Sockers a victory in Game 2 of their MSL semifinal series with Baltimore Saturday night could be the manifestation of a deeper problem--internal bickering. "This team has gotten very touchy with one another," said Kevin Crow, a nine-year veteran. "It doesn't want to listen to one another. . . . It's not a healthy thing to have because people aren't real confident on the field knowing (that their teammates are going to tear into them)."
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April 11, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After making an argument in Game 1 of the semifinals to limit the playoffs to the MSL's top three teams, fourth-place Baltimore came out aggressively in Game 2 and swiped a 7-6 victory from the Sockers. Only 5,621 showed up at the Sports Arena. The Blast got what they came for--a split of the seven-game series' first two games here. The series shifts to Baltimore for the next three games. Still, Coach Kenny Cooper denied his team has any advantage.
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