Segota Scores as All-Stars Rout Dallas

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Tacoma forward Preki and Wichita forward Erik Rasmussen scored two goals each as the Major Indoor Soccer League All-Stars beat the Dallas Sidekicks, 8-1, Wednesday night.

The Sockers' Branko Segota scored the first goal 25 seconds after the start. Sockers' goalkeeper Victor Nogueira missed the game when he returned home to San Diego to be with his wife, Pamela, after she went into labor with the couple's second child.

The Sidekicks played without leading scorer Tatu in the 10th edition of the game, the first in which a team of All-Stars went against one of the MISL's teams.

"We had some young guys out there and they learned in a hurry that you can't leave Preki alone or he'll kill you," Dallas goalie Joe Papaleo said. "We did the best we could, but it was a total mismatch."

Preki was named the game's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season.

"They left me alone, and I just hammered the ball in the net," Preki said. "Dallas played hard, but they really didn't have a chance."

Kansas City's Kim Roetved, Los Angeles' Fernando Clavijo and Baltimore's Tim Wittman added goals for the All-Stars.

Beto scored the Sidekicks' only goal.

Nogueira, 29, was elected to appear for the first time after he went 9-8 with a league-leading 2.67 goals against average during the first half of the season.

Also Wednesday, the Sockers signed former San Diego State goalkeeper Felipe Hernandez to a 10-day contract.

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