The Turf and Boards has learned that the San Diego Sockers are expected to sign Kansas City Comets free agent defender John Sosa. Sosa was the 5th ranked available player in the T&B Ranks the Top 40 MASL Free Agents.
Bill Althaus of The Examiner reported yesterday that, “Four players have announced they are leaving the team, most for personal reasons dealing with visa issues. They are fan favorite John Sosa, who will play in San Diego, and Ramone and Robert Palmer and Alan Matingou, who will all play for Tacoma.”
Sosa was born in Colombia, but is now a US citizen.
“We hated to lose those guys but understand why they decided to leave,” returning Head Coach Kim Roentved told The Examiner, without naming the players specifically by name.
The Tacoma Stars have already announced the signings of Palmer, Palmer and Matingou on September 14.
On September 25 Sosa announced on Facebook that he was leaving the Comets organization.
Sosa was the top-scoring defender in the MASL last year with six goals and 25 assists in 20 games. He has made the All-MASL First Team twice in the last three years.
The Turf and Boards has reached out to the Sockers for comment, but the team has not responded as of press time.