2012–13 Toros Mexico season

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Toros Mexico
Toros Mexico logo.png
2012–13 PASL season
Owner Joe Pollard
Head Coach Joe Pollard
Arena UniSantos Park
Tijuana, Mexico
PASL 2nd, Southwestern
Ron Newman Cup Lost Division Finals
US Open Cup DNP
Highest home attendance 527
(February 17, 2013)
vs San Diego Sockers
Lowest home attendance 100
(December 16, 2012)
vs Tacoma Stars
Average home league attendance 285 (over 8 home games)[1]

The 2012–13 Toros Mexico season was the fourth season of the Toros Mexico professional indoor soccer club but first under the "Toros Mexico" name. The Toros, a Southwestern Division team in the Professional Arena Soccer League, played their home games at UniSantos Park in Tijuana, Mexico. The team was led by owner and head coach Joe Pollard.[2]

Season summary[edit]

The team had mixed results in the regular season, compiling a 7–9 record, but placed second in the PASL's Southwest Division. The Toros fared better at home than on the road, dropping six of their eight away matches. The team advanced to the postseason and earned the right to play for the Ron Newman Cup in the PASL National Championship. The Toros lost two straight games to the Las Vegas Legends in the Divisional Finals, ending their playoff run.

The Toros did not participate in the 2012–13 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer.

History[edit]

The Toros played the 2009-10, 2010–11, and 2011–12 seasons as "Revolución Tijuana". In September 2012, Ramon Quezada and Eduardo Vele sold the team to head coach Joe Pollard but retained the rights to the old name and logo.[3]

The team's road loss to the San Diego Sockers on November 23, 2012, gave the Sockers the new United States record for consecutive wins by a professional soccer team.[4][5]

Off-field moves[edit]

As part of the Toros Mexico commitment to social work, the team visited the Casa Hogar La Esperanza orphanage on December 20, 2012, to entertain the children, bring them gifts, and play exhibition soccer with the residents.[6]

Schedule[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Regular season[edit]

Game Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[7] Attendance
Final Score Record
1 Saturday November 3 8:00pm at Real Phoenix L 3–4[8] 0–1 Barney Family Sports Complex[9] 227[10]
2 Sunday November 11 3:00pm Real Phoenix W 11–6[11] 1–1 UniSantos Park[12] 442[13]
3 Sunday November 18 3:00pm Las Vegas Legends L 3–13[14] 1–2 UniSantos Park 314[15]
4 Friday November 23 7:35pm at San Diego Sockers L 4–14[5] 1–3 Valley View Casino Center[16] 4,134[17]
5 Sunday December 9 1:00pm at Las Vegas Legends L 9–16 1–4 Orleans Arena 1,246[18]
6 Sunday December 16 3:00pm Tacoma Stars W 15–3 2–4 UniSantos Park[19] 100[20]
7 Sunday December 23 4:00pm
(3:00pm Pacific)
Real Phoenix W 17–9 3–4 UniSantos Park[21] 150[22]
8 Thursday December 27 7:00pm at Anaheim Bolts L 8–12[23][24] 3–5 Anaheim Convention Center[25] 1,114[26]
9 Sunday January 6 1:00pm Turlock Express W 13–10 4–5 UniSantos Park[27] 200[28]
10 Sunday January 13 3:00pm Sacramento Surge W 12–3 5–5 UniSantos Park 250[29]
11 Friday January 18 7:30pm at Turlock Express W 10–9 (OT)[30] 6–5 Turlock Soccer Complex[31] 500[32]
12 Saturday January 19 7:00pm at Sacramento Surge L 2–3[33] 6–6 Off the Wall Soccer Arena 500[34]
13 Saturday January 26 8:00
(7:00pm Pacific)
at Real Phoenix W 8–7 (OT)[35] 7–6 Arizona Sports Complex 560[36]
14 Saturday February 2 7:35pm at Tacoma Stars L 5–6 7–7 Pacific Sports Center 600[37]
15 Sunday February 10 1:00pm Rio Grande Valley Flash L 2–6[38] 7–8 UniSantos Park[39] 300[40]
16 Sunday February 17 1:00pm San Diego Sockers L 9–15[41] 7–9 UniSantos Park[42] 527[43]

Postseason[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance
Final Score Record
Division Finals Game 1 Saturday February 23 3:30pm Las Vegas Legends L 8–10 0–1 Valley View Casino Center 412[44]
Division Finals Game 2 Sunday February 24 4:00pm at Las Vegas Legends L 4–10 0–2 Orleans Arena 1,023[45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Attendance". Professional Arena Soccer League. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Presentan resultados de Toros México 2012" (in Spanish). Tijuana: XERCN-AM. December 21, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "PASL's Tijuana Team Sold, Renamed Toros Mexico" (Press release). Professional Arena Soccer League. September 11, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Chandler, Rick (November 23, 2012). "The record for professional team sports’ longest winning streak could be broken tonight (this one may surprise you)". NBC Sports. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Leonard, Tod (November 24, 2012). "Sockers set win streak record of 41; Chiles scores 8". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Convive Toros México con niños del orfanatorio" (in Spanish). Tijuana: XERCN-AM. December 21, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Toros Mexico Schedule". Our Sports Central. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ Cleverly, Garrett (November 6, 2012). "Real Phoenix Defeats Toros Mexico 4-3" (Press release). AZKicksIt.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ Cleverly, Garrett (November 2, 2012). "Real Phoenix Hosts Mexico Toros In Season Opener On Saturday Night" (Press release). AZKicksIt.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Nov 03, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 3, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ González, Ángel F. (November 12, 2012). "Suman Toros primeros puntos en la PASL". Frontera (in Spanish) (Tijuana, Mexico). Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ Carazo, Luis (November 2, 2012). "Presentan a Toros Tijuana". El Mexicano (in Spanish) (Tijuana). Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Nov 11, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Las Vegas Legends take match in Tijuana". Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV: Stephens Media). November 19, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Nov 18, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  16. ^ "San Diego Sockers set record". ESPN FC. Associated Press. November 24, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Box Score: Valley View Casino Arena - Fri, Nov 23, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 23, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Box Score: Orleans Arena - Sun, Dec 09, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 9, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  19. ^ Carazo, Luis (December 16, 2012). "Toros-Tacoma, Hoy". El Mexicano (in Spanish) (Tijuana). Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Dec 16, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 16, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  21. ^ Carazo, Luis (December 22, 2012). "A Refrendar: Toros Ante Real Phoenix". El Mexicano (in Spanish) (Tijuana). Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Dec 23, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 23, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Bolts Down Mexico 12-8 in Must-Win Match". Our Sports Central. December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Pierde Toros México último partido del año" (in Spanish). Tijuana: XERCN-AM. December 28, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Anaheim Abuzz Ahead of Bolts' Clash With Mexico". Our Sports Central. December 26, 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Box Score: PASL Head Office - Thu, Dec 27, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Listos Toros México para su primer partido del año" (in Spanish). Tijuana: XERCN-AM. January 3, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Jan 06, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 6, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Jan 13, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 13, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  30. ^ Tovar, Frankie (January 18, 2013). "Express fall in overtime; Turlock gets the horns for second week". Turlock Journal (Turlock, CA: Morris Multimedia). Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  31. ^ González, Ángel F. (January 18, 2013). "Preparados 'astados' para gira por Turlock". Frontera (in Spanish) (Tijuana, Mexico). Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Box Score: Turlock Indoor Soccer - Fri, Jan 18, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Caen Toros Tijuana ante Sacramento". El Sol de Tijuana (in Spanish) (Organizacion Editorial Mexicana). January 21, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Box Score: Off The Wall Indoor Soccer - Sat, Jan 19, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 19, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Gana Toros México con gol de oro en Phoenix" (in Spanish). Tijuana: XERCN-AM. January 28, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sat, Jan 26, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Box Score: Pacific Sports Center - Sat, Feb 02, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Flash Grind Out Road Sweep". Our Sports Central. February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  39. ^ "RGV Capsules: Flash grind out road sweep". The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX: American Consolidated Media). February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Feb 10, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  41. ^ "Sockers Close out Regular Season with 15-9 Win over Toros De Mexico". Our Sports Central. February 18, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  42. ^ "Toros Recibe A Sockers, Hoy". El Mexicano (in Spanish) (Tijuana). February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Feb 17, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Box Score: Valley View Casino Arena - Sat, Feb 23, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 23, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Box Score: Orleans Arena - Sun, Feb 24, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 24, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 

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