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Kraig Chiles Top League MVP
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Kraig Chiles blasts home a goal against Turlock Express during the Pacific Division playoffs. Photo Credit: Aaron Jaffe/SD Sockers

Indoor Soccer News: San Diego Sockers Forward Kraig Chiles Named 2012-13 PASL MVP

Third straight MVP honor for Chiles; Brian Farber, Aaron Susi pick up all-PASL honors 

On the heels of another record setting campaign, San Diego Sockers forward Kraig Chiles was named Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) MVP for the third consecutive season in a vote of league executives and coaches. Chiles received more than twice as many votes as the second place finisher, Dallas Sidekicks goalkeeper Sagu. Chiles (Poway High, SDSU) set new single-season records for goals (56) and points (72) as the Sockers finished 2012-13 with the best regular season record in the PASL (15-1) for the fourth consecutive year.

“I think my learning curve from an outdoor player to a true indoor player is over,” said Chiles, who has scored 163 goals in four seasons for the Sockers, the most goals in PASL history, “It was an extremely successful season personally, but I’d trade it right now for a national title.”

Chiles was joined on the all-PASL first team by Sockers midfielder Brian Farber, who set personal Sockers bests with 20 assists and 46 points. Team captain Aaron Susi, who had a career-best 32 assists and 51 points, won second-team all-PASL forward honors, finishing behind only his MVP teammate.

“It’s an honor with all of the talented guys in this league to be selected,” said Farber, who is second behind Chiles (215) on the all-time PASL points list with 200 career regular season points, “I go out each game trying to prove myself and I appreciate voters recognizing that.”

SD Sockers midfielder Brian Farber on SoccerNation News
San Diego Sockers midfielder Brian Farber (R) was named to the All-PASL First Team. Photo Credit: Aaron Jaffe/SD Sockers
SD Sockers forward Aaron Susi on SoccerNation News
 San Diego Sockers forward and team captain Aaron Susi (C) was named to the All-PASL Second Team. Photo Credit: Aaron Jaffe/SD Sockers

PASL MVP and All-PASL Voting

MVP Voting Breakdown

Kraig Chiles-7


Brian Farber-1

Aaron Susi-1

Nestor Hernandez-1

Enrique Tovar-1

Joe Kapinos-1

All-PASL First Team           

F Kraig Chiles (SD) 56g/16a/72p  

F Nestor Hernandez (CHI) 38g/12a/50p 

M Brian Farber (SD) 26g/20a/46p           

D Costea Decu (DET) 23g/5a/28p

D Eric Guzman (LV) 14g/18a/32p

GK Sagu (DAL) 11-2, 3.56 GAA       

All-PASL Second Team

F Aaron Susi (SD) 19g/32a/51p

F Enrique Tovar (LV) 24g/33a/57p

F Ivan Campos (TUR) 33g/15a/48p

D Kiley Couch (DAL) 2g/12a/14p

D Damian Garcia (RGV) 16g/8a/24p

GK Joe Kapinos (DET) 13-1, 4.56 GAA

The Sockers continue the battle for their fourth straight PASL title and the Ron Newman Cup on Sunday when they host the Las Vegas Legends in the second of two semi-final matches at the Valley View Casino Center. In the first match the Rio Grande Valley Flash, who knocked out the Sidekicks, face the Detroit Waza, who defeated the Sockers last weekend to take the U.S. Open Cup for Arena Soccer. Tickets are available for the Eastern Conference final at 4:00 p.m. and Western Conference final at 6:35 p.m. at 866-799-GOAL or online via TicketMaster at

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