Missouri Comets

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Missouri Comets
Missouri Comets logo.svg
Founded 2010
Stadium Independence Events Center
Ground Capacity 5,800
Owners Top Of The Arc (TOTA), LLC
Head Coach Republic of Macedonia Vlatko Andonovski
League Major Arena Soccer League
Regular Season: 3rd Place
Playoffs: MISL Champions
Website Club home page
Current season

The Missouri Comets are an indoor soccer team based in Independence, Missouri, near Kansas City. They joined the Major Indoor Soccer League as an expansion team in the 2010–2011 season. They play their home games at the Independence Events Center and are currently members of the Major Arena Soccer League.

The Comets have the same ownership group as FC Kansas City of the NWSL, in which Andonovski serves in the same position as manager of the club.

History[edit]

The team is named after the original Kansas City Comets, who played in the original Major Indoor Soccer League from 1981–1991. Kim Røntved, a former Kansas City Comets star, was named the head coach on August 16, 2010.[1] Assistant Coach Vlatko Andonovski was promoted to Head Coach on August 29, 2013, succeeding Røntved.[2]

In all four seasons as members of the MISL the Comets reached the playoffs, and won the championship on their fourth playoff appearance. This would be the final MISL championship.

After the 2013-2014 season, the team announced that it was leaving the MISL along with five other teams and join the MASL.[3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2010-11 MISL III 3rd MISL, 8–12 Lost Semifinal 4,017
2011-12 MISL III 2nd Central Division, 15-9 Lost Division Final 4,092
2012-13 MISL III 3rd MISL, 13-13 Lost in Finals 4,237
2013-14 MISL III 3rd MISL, 14-6 Won Championship 4,180
Total 50-40
Win % = .556%
6-8
Win % = .428%
4,121

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 France DF Alain Matingou
5 Jamaica FW Ramone Palmer
6 Haiti FW Max Touloute
7 Canada MF Vahid Assadpour
8 Serbia MF Milan Ivanovic
9 Trinidad and Tobago FW Stefan St. Louis
12 Jamaica DF Robert Palmer
14 Liberia FW Leo Gibson
15 United States DF Coady Andrews
16 Jamaica DF Andre Braithwaite
No. Position Player
18 Costa Rica MF Bryan Perez
19 United States MF John Sosa
20 Serbia DF Stefan Stokic
23 Mexico FW Byron Alvarez
24 United States GK Danny Waltman
25 United States DF Brian Harris
28 United States GK Brendan Allen
32 Argentina MF Lucas Rodriguez
77 United States FW Alex Megson

As of February 22, 2014 [4]

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