Sidekicks Fall Short to San Diego Sockers 8-7

by Caitlin Reilly

Allen, Texas (December 16th, 2023) – The Dallas Sidekicks faced the San Diego Sockers for the first time this season at home.

 Sockers player, Charlie Gonzalez, scored the first goal of the game at the 6:30-minute mark. The rest of the quarter was quiet with no goals scored on either side, but the Sockers had 4 shots on goal and the Sidekicks had 2 goals.


18 seconds into the second quarter, Sidekicks player, Jamie Lovegrove scored, and the teddy bears flew onto the field. Six minutes later, Flavio Guzman scored his first in the game gaining the lead. The lead was soon short-lived when Sockers player, Brandon Escoto, scored tying up the game. Sockers then added two more goals before the quarter ended with the goals of Tavoy Morgan and another by Brandon Escoto. Going into halftime, the score was 2-4.


Like the second quarter, the Sidekicks scored early in the third quarter with a goal by Renato Torquato. About a minute later, Flavio Guzman scored his second of the game tying the game up at 4. At the 4:22 minute, Sockers scored on the powerplay with a goal by Brandon Escoto, his third of the game. Late into the third quarter, Sidekicks player, Blas Pérez scored tying the game at 5.


Unlike the second and third quarters, the Sockers scored early in the fourth with a goal by Tavoy Morgan, 47 seconds into the quarter. Blas Pérez then responded scoring his second of the game on the powerplay. At the 6:56 minute mark, Sockers player, Drew Ruggles scored, but the Sidekicks quickly tied the game back up with a goal by Renato Torquato.  A minute later, Sockers scored the last goal of the game with a goal by Tavoy Morgan. The final score of the game was 7-8.


The Sidekicks play again tomorrow in St Louis as they take on the St. Louis Ambush for the first time this season. Watch the game live on Twitch at at 3:05 PM CST.


About the Dallas Sidekicks

The Dallas Sidekicks are an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1984, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center in Allen. Follow the Sidekicks at and on their social media channels: Facebook: @gosidekicksofficial Twitter: @gosidekicks Instagram: @gosidekicksofficial

About the Major Arena Soccer League

The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.