Sockers' 41-game win streak sets US pro record

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Associated Press

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 24 at 4:06 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — 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.

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