MASL Soccer
Tavoy Morgan, left. Photo credit: @SanDiegoSockers, via Facebook

The San Diego Sockers have acquired forward Tavoy Morgan from the Harrisburg Heat in exchange for a player to be named later, and cash considerations.

Morgan, 26, returns to the Sockers full-time after joining the club via loan during the 2021 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) season. 

“We are thrilled to have Tavoy back with the Sockers for good,” said Sockers general manager Sean Bowers, “It was a priority for us to bring him back. Morgan is a top-target forward in this league, a young talent still coming into his prime, and we believe a key element of our attack going forward.”

Acquired via a loan from the Heat during the COVID-shortened 2021 campaign, Morgan made an immediate impact on the Sockers’ front line, scoring three goals in three games while adding an assist.

Installed as the club’s top forward during the Ron Newman Cup playoffs, Morgan featured in all seven playoff matches, scoring two goals with three assists as San Diego went 6-1 en route to the Ron Newman Cup championship.

Tavoy’s clutch contributions included a late fourth quarter game-tying goal in Game 1 of the opening-round series against Tacoma, and two assists in Game1 of the Ron Newman Cup Finals against Ontario. 

“I want to come here and help defend the title I helped us win, and continue our journey. Hopefully, we can win many more titles, but we will take it game-to-game,” Morgan said.

Morgan enters his fourth season in the MASL, having spent the first two years of his career with the Harrisburg Heat prior to last year’s loan while Harrisburg was inactive. In 2019-20, Morgan, 5’9”, 180 lbs., featured in 13 games for the Heat, scoring (19-5=24) points. In 2018-19, Morgan was named to the MASL All-Rookie team.

The San Diego Sockers begin their Ron Newman Cup title defense with a road match at Tacoma on Dec. 11, before coming home Dec. 19 for the home opener at Pechanga Arena in the Midway.