Sockers’ 41-game win streak sets US pro record

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

The Professional Arena Soccer League team had been tied with the
Sioux Falls Storm of United Indoor Football, who set the old record
of 40 from 2005-08.

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.