August 18, 1988 |
Brian Schmetzer, who played defense for three of the Sockers' indoor championship teams, signed a two-year contract Wednesday to play with the Tacoma Stars. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Schmetzer's agent, Scott Simpson, said Schmetzer would be taking only a slight cut from his 1987-88 salary. "The Sockers offered me a contract, but it wasn't as good as the one here," Schmetzer said. "I liked playing in San Diego, but I have to plan for my future."
December 18, 1988 |
Domenic Mobilio scored 2 goals to lead the Baltimore Blast to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Lazers Saturday night in a Major Indoor Soccer League game. Blast goalkeeper Scott Manning made 11 saves and had a shutout going until early in the fourth period as the Blast (9-2) remained atop the MISL standings. Billy Ronson sparked a first-period outburst that gave Baltimore a 3-0 lead. Ronson scored a goal and assisted on scores by Mobilio and Carl Valentine.
August 20, 1986 |
Socker defender/forward Waad Hirmez has signed a two-year contract worth about $65,000, the team announced Tuesday. The 24-year-old Point Loma High graduate, who was in the option year of his contract last year, is coming off his most productive season offensively. Hirmez had 13 goals and 12 assists in 35 regular season games and eight goals and five assists in 15 playoff games. Hirmez led the Sockers with six power-play goals in the playoffs.
October 29, 1986
The Sockers fought back from a 3-1 deficit Tuesday night to defeat the Chicago Sting, 7-4, in an exhibition match in Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum. The Sockers' Branko Segota tied the score, 3-3, with 3:33 remaining in the third period. The Sockers scored four times in the fourth period, including the game-winner by defender Waad Hirmez with 9:35 remaining. Socker midfielder Raffaele Ruotolo scored his third goal in two nights.
December 4, 1988
Domenic Mobilio scored 3 goals and Carl Valentine added 3 assists Saturday to lift the Baltimore Blast to a 6-2 Major Indoor Soccer League victory over the Los Angeles Lazers at the Forum. Baltimore improved its record to a league-best 6-1, and the Lazers are 3-5 after their fourth straight defeat. Baltimore scored 23 seconds into the game on a goal by Billy Ronson, and Desmond Armstrong made it 2-0 moments later.
June 8, 1988 |
The San Diego Sockers completed the first championship series sweep in Major Indoor Soccer League history by scoring three goals late in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to defeat the Cleveland Force, 7-4. It was the fourth time the Sockers have won the MISL crown and the sixth time they have been indoor soccer league champions. San Diego won the first two games of the best-of-seven series at home and the last two on Cleveland's home field.
December 7, 1991 |
The Sockers' 16-man roster now represents nine nationalities with Friday's addition of Mirko Castillo, a native of Lima, Peru. Castillo, a first-year forward, recently was cut by the St. Louis Storm. He had a falling out with Coach Don Popovic, who replaced Castillo with former Socker Waad Hirmez. Coincidentally, Hirmez became available when he had a disagreement with Baltimore Coach Kenny Cooper and was cut. Socker Coach Ron Newman said he purposely did not pursue Hirmez, knowing that St.
September 3, 1991
Veteran midfielder Waad Hirmez, who played for the Sockers for seven years, will be placed on waivers today, the team announced. Hirmez, the Sockers' fourth all-time leading goal scorer (153) and career leader in power-play goals (36), has 72 hours to be claimed before he becomes a free agent.
September 18, 1990 |
Midfielder Michael Collins, a free agent from St. Louis, was expected at the opening of the Sockers' training camp on Monday, but he never arrived. Coach Ron Newman said he had no idea of Collins' whereabouts. "I saw him on Friday and when he left he couldn't have been happier," Newman siad. "I'm a little bit surprised." The Sockers are counting on Collins, a nine-year veteran, to add some experience to what will be a very young team.
August 6, 1988 |
Fernando Clavijo, one of the Sockers' most popular players and best defensemen for the past four seasons, has agreed to a two-year deal with Major Indoor Socker League rival Los Angeles. Clavijo agreed to terms with the Lazers late Thursday, said Keith Tozier, the Lazers' coach. Terms were not announced. Clavijo said he wanted to stay with the Sockers, but lack of a commitment for next season forced him to go elsewhere. "I just couldn't wait any longer," he said.