Kraig Chiles

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Kraig Chiles
Kraig Chiles - San Diego Sockers - 27 January 2013.jpg
Chiles during the San Diego Sockers match at the Dallas Sidekicks on January 27, 2013.
Personal information
Full name Kraig Ryan Chiles
Date of birth (1984-05-14) May 14, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Torrance, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2003–2007 San Diego State Aztecs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Chivas USA 5 (0)
2009 Los Angeles Legends 6 (1)
2009- San Diego Sockers 61 (163)
National team
2010- United States futsal 14 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kraig Chiles (born May 14, 1984 in Torrance, California) is an American soccer player, currently playing for the San Diego Sockers.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Chiles played high school soccer for Poway High School in Poway, California, and remains one of the school's all-time leading goalscorers. At San Diego State University he was named to the All-Pac-10 team three times, including First Team All Pac-10 senior year. Kraig scored 21 goals and had 12 assists in his four years with the Aztecs.

Professional[edit]

Chiles was drafted 9th overall by CD Chivas USA in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. He made his MLS debut for Chivas against FC Dallas on 20 April 2008, but was released by the team in February 2009.p.

Having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, Chiles signed for Los Angeles Legends of the USL Premier Development League in June 2009. He scored on his debut for the Legends on June 19, 2009, in a 5-0 win over Ogden Outlaws.[1]

In 2010 Chiles was signed by the San Diego Sockers. Chiles lead the Professional Arena Soccer League's Western Conference with 32 goals, helping the Sockers capture the PASL North American National Championship. Kraig was re-signed for the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons.[2] Chiles earned the League MVP honor from the PASL in 2011, 2012, 2013, scoring over 200 goals in his 5 year professional indoor soccer career..[3]

Kraig Chiles has also been included in the United States Futsal National team for the last 4 years, earning 14 caps scoring 9 goals.


  • 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013 Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) National Champions
  • 2010, 2011 and 2012 US Open Cup National Champion
  • 2010 Second Team All-PASL Pro
  • 2011 PASL Player of the Year
  • 2011 First Team All-PASL Pro
  • 2011 PASL Playoff MVP
  • 2011 PASL Golden Boot scoring 33 goals in 14 games
  • 2012 PASL Player of the Year
  • 2012 First Team All-PASL Pro
  • 2012 PASL Golden Boot breaking the single season scoring record with 46 goals in 15 games
  • 2013 PASL Player of the Year
  • 2013 First Team All-PASL Pro
  • 2013 Golden Boot winner breaking a single season record with 56 goals in 16 games
  • 2013 PASL Playoff MVP
  • 2014 First Team All-PASL Pro
  • 2011-13 US Futsal National Team participating in Futsal Grand Prix in Brazil, Tour of Guatemala, Concacaf World Cup qualifiers in Guatemala, Four Nations Championship in England.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/stats/2009/1027131.html
  2. ^ "Professional Arena Soccer League Update". Our Sports Central. November 27, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kraig Chiles Wins Third Consecutive PASL MVP". Our Sports Central. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013.