San Diego Sockers set record

November 24, 2012
By Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Sockers set a U.S. professional team sports record with their 41st consecutive victory, 14-4 against the Toros de Mexico on Friday night.

The Sockers, who play in the Professional Arena Soccer League, had been tied with the Sioux Falls Storm of United Indoor Football, who set the previous record of 40 from 2005 to '08.

Kraig Chiles scored a career-high eight goals. He had a hat trick by halftime and scored four goals in the fourth quarter, finishing with a league-leading 19 goals in four games. Eduardo Velez added a hat trick with an assist as the Sockers jumped out to an 8-0 lead before conceding their first goal.

The Sockers haven't lost since Dec. 27, 2010, 9-8 in overtime to the California Cougars. Their winning streak began two days later with a 7-5 victory against the San Diego Fusion.