San Diego Sockers (1978–96)
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Version of the Sockers logo,
used until 1984.
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The San Diego Sockers were a
The Sockers are considered the most successful
The team began as the
Initially, victories came slowly for the club but mounted quickly and they experienced moderate success over their outdoor history winning several division titles. However, the San Diego Sockers won the North American Soccer League (NASL) Indoor Championships of 1981–82 and 1983–84. Success was far from over for the San Diego Sockers. When the NASL folded, the San Diego Sockers moved to the Major Indoor Soccer League and won eight championships: 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992. The Sockers carried their success from one league to the next. They switched to the Continental Indoor Soccer League for three more years from 1993 to 1995. However, after several ownership changes, Sockers folded after the 1996 season.
1977-1978 Co- Owners included Charles T. Koval, Joe Sadowski, Ed Lewis, Bob Bell 1978-1981-Co-Owners Charles T. Koval, Bob Bell 1977-1987 Bob Bell