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.