2012–13 Professional Arena Soccer League season

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Professional Arena Soccer League
2012–13 PASL Ron Newman Cup logo.jpg
Season 2012-13
Champions San Diego Sockers
Matches played 151
Goals scored 2292 (15.18 per match)
Top goalscorer Kraig Chiles SDS
56 Goals
(PASL Record)
Biggest home win DAL 21-1 TEX
(December 15)
Biggest away win SDS 18-3 ARI
(November 17)
Highest scoring TUR 17-12 ANA
(December 9)
Longest winning run 11 Games:
San Diego Sockers
(November 3-January 25)
Longest losing run 13 Games:
Ohio Vortex
(November 24-February 16)
Highest attendance 5,909
HAR @ DAL
(November 3)
(PASL Record)
Lowest attendance 45
ANA @ ARI
(December 15)
(PASL Record)
Average attendance 968 [1]

2012-13 Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) season is the fifth season for the American indoor soccer league. The season started on November 1, 2012, and ended on February 23, 2013. This season, the league expanded to 19 teams divided into four divisions.[2]

Standings[edit]

As of February 23, 2013 [3]
      2012-13 League Championship       2012-13 Playoff Team (Bold Division Winner)

Place Team GP W L Pct GF GA GB
Eastern Division
1 Detroit Waza 16 14 2 .875 162 80 ---
2 Cincinnati Kings 16 11 5 .688 118 71 3.0
3 Harrisburg Heat 16 6 10 .375 106 102 8.0
4 Illinois Piasa 16 4 12 .250 89 132 10.0
5 Ohio Vortex 16 1 15 .063 40 169 13.0
Central Division
1 Dallas Sidekicks 16 13 3 .813 140 61 ---
2 Rio Grande Valley Flash 16 12 4 .750 150 69 1.0
3 Chicago Mustangs 16 11 5 .688 146 104 2.0
4 Rockford Rampage 16 7 9 .438 100 103 5.0
5 Texas Strikers 16 3 13 .188 76 192 10.0
Southwestern Division
1 Las Vegas Legends 16 13 3 .813 174 81 ---
2 Toros Mexico 16 7 9 .438 131 136 6.0
3 Arizona Storm 16 6 10 .375 102 174 7.0
4 Real Phoenix 16 4 12 .250 100 161 9.0
Pacific Division
1 San Diego Sockers 16 15 1 .938 188 71 ---
2 Turlock Express 16 9 7 .563 150 127 6.0
3 Tacoma Stars 15 8 7 .534 116 136 6.5
4 Anaheim Bolts 16 6 10 .375 146 174 9.0
5 Sacramento Surge 15 1 14 .067 58 149 13.5

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Games Goals Assists Points
1 United States Kraig Chiles San Diego Sockers 16 56 16 72
2 United States Enrique Tovar Las Vegas Legends 16 24 33 57
3 United States Aaron Susi San Diego Sockers 15 19 32 51
4 Mexico Nestor Hernandez Chicago Mustangs 16 38 12 50
Brazil Ricardo Sobreira Las Vegas Legends 16 22 28 50
6 United States Ivan Campos Turlock Express 16 33 15 48
7 Brazil Adriano DeLima Anaheim Bolts 12 33 13 46
United States Brian Farber San Diego Sockers 15 26 20 46
9 United States Adrian Gutierrez Turlock Express 16 18 24 42
10 Mexico Omar Tapia Chicago Mustangs 16 17 19 36

Last updated on February 23, 2013. Source: PASL Statistics - Total Points

2013 Ron Newman Cup[edit]

Playoff format[edit]

Each of the four divisions pitted their first and second-place teams against one another in a home-and-home format. A 30 minute mini-game would have been held immediately after Game 2 if the series was tied at one win apiece. The Semi-Final and Championship games were single elimination and hosted by the San Diego Sockers, the team with the best regular season record.[4] The Semi-Finals were held on Sunday, March 10, 2013, with the Championship game the following day, Monday, March 11, 2013.

Bracket[edit]

  Division Finals
February 23–28
Semifinals
March 10
Championship
March 11
                             


E1  Detroit Waza 9 6  
E2  Cincinnati Kings 4 5  
  E1  Detroit Waza 6  
  C2  Rio Grande Valley Flash 5  
C1  Dallas Sidekicks 4 5
C2  Rio Grande Valley Flash 5 8  
  E1  Detroit Waza 6
  P1  San Diego Sockers 8
SW1  Las Vegas Legends 10 10  
SW2  Toros Mexico 8 4  
  SW1  Las Vegas Legends 5
  P1  San Diego Sockers 6  
P1  San Diego Sockers 12 13
P2  Turlock Express 11 4  

Schedule[edit]

Divisional Finals Leg 1

February 23, 2013
3:30 PM PST
Toros Mexico 8 - 10 Las Vegas Legends
Report
February 23, 2013
8:30 PM EST
Cincinnati Kings 4 - 9 Detroit Waza
Report
February 23, 2013
7:00 PM PST
San Diego Sockers 12 - 11 (OT) Turlock Express
Report
February 24, 2013
3:00 PM CST
Rio Grande Valley Flash 5 - 4 (OT) Dallas Sidekicks
Report

Divisional Finals Leg 2

February 24, 2013
2:35 PM EST
Detroit Waza 6 - 5 Cincinnati Kings
Report
February 24, 2013
4:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Legends 10 - 4 Toros Mexico
Report
February 24, 2013
7:00 PM PST
Turlock Express 4 - 13 San Diego Sockers
Report
February 28, 2013
7:30 PM CST
Dallas Sidekicks 5 - 8 Rio Grande Valley Flash
Report

Semi-Finals

March 10, 2013
6:30 PM PST
San Diego Sockers 6 - 5 (OT) Las Vegas Legends
Report

Championship

March 11, 2013
7:35 PM PST
San Diego Sockers 8 - 6 Detroit Waza
Report
Report

Awards[edit]

Player of the Week[edit]

Week Date Player[5] Pos. Team
1 November 4, 2012 Jeff Hughes[6] MF Cincinnati Kings
2 November 11, 2012 Ante Cop[7] GK Rockford Rampage
3 November 18, 2012 Mike Mason[8] GK Ohio Vortex
4 November 25, 2012 Kraig Chiles[9] FW San Diego Sockers
5 December 1, 2012 Ivan Campos[10] MF Turlock Express
6 December 8, 2012 Alan Hagerty[11] GK Illinois Piasa
7 December 15, 2012 Rodrigo Barbirato[12] FW Las Vegas Legends
8 December 22, 2012 Aaron Susi[13] FW San Diego Sockers
9 December 29, 2012 Nestor Hernandez[14] MF Chicago Mustangs
10 January 6, 2013 Joe Kapinos[15] GK Detroit Waza
11 January 13, 2013 Ricardo Lopes[16] DF Detroit Waza
12 January 20, 2013 Brian Farber[17] MF San Diego Sockers
13 January 27, 2013 Jamie Lovegrove[18] FW Dallas Sidekicks
14 February 2, 2013 Kraig Chiles[19] FW San Diego Sockers
15 February 9, 2013 Kraig Chiles[20] FW San Diego Sockers
16 February 16, 2013 Enrique Tovar[21] FW Las Vegas Legends

Individual Awards[edit]

[22]

Award Name Team
League MVP Kraig Chiles San Diego Sockers
Coach of the Year Tatu Dallas Sidekicks

All-League First Team[edit]

[22]

Name Position Team
Costea Decu D Detroit Waza
Eric Guzman D Las Vegas Legends
Brian Farber M San Diego Sockers
Nestor Hernandez F Chicago Mustangs
Kraig Chiles F San Diego Sockers
Sagu GK Dallas Sidekicks

All-League Second Team[edit]

[22]

Name Position Team
Kiley Couch D Dallas Sidekicks
Damian Garcia D Rio Grande Valley Flash
Ivan Campos F Turlock Express
Enrique Tovar F Las Vegas Legends
Aaron Susi F San Diego Sockers
Joe Kapinos GK Detroit Waza

References[edit]

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