Colorado Comets

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The Colorado Comets were an American soccer club based in Denver, Colorado founded in 1985 which later competed in the SISL and USISL.

History[edit]

Founded by Ed Eid in 1985, the team began as an amateur club coached by Kelvin Norman. That year, they lost to the Mitre Eagles of Seattle, Washington in the semifinals of the National Amateur Indoor Championship.[1] In 1989, the Comets entered the Southwest Outdoor Soccer League, winning the championship that year. Eid coached the team, winning Coach of the Year honors and Norman was selected as the league MVP.[2] In October 1989, Norman returned to the position of head coach.[3] Despite winning three titles, the Comets began having financial difficulties in 1991. In February 1992, Norman announced that the team would withdraw from the league.[4] The team reformed in 1998, playing in the USISL Premier Development Soccer League, a U.S. fourth division league.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1989 N/A SISL 1st Champion Did not enter
1989/90 N/A SISL Indoor 1st, Central Semifinals N/A
1990 N/A SISL 2nd, Western Champion (no final) Did not enter
1990/91 N/A SISL Indoor 3rd, Southwest Champion N/A
1991 N/A SISL 3rd, Southwest Quarterfinals Did not enter
1991/92 N/A USISL Indoor 2nd, Southwest Playoffs N/A
1998 N/A USISL PDSL 1st, Central First round N/A
1999 N/A USISL PDSL 3rd, Heartland Did not qualify N/A
2000 N/A USISL PDSL 1st, Rocky Mountain Quarterfinals N/A

Head coaches[edit]

  • Kelvin Norman (1985–1989)
  • Ed Eid (1989)
  • Kelvin Norma (1989–1992)
  • Marc Francis (1998–1999, 2000)
  • Merv Johnson (1999–2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ SEATTLE-AREA TEAMS WIN FIVE NATIONAL CUPS SOCCER SEMIFINALS THE SEATTLE TIMES – Sunday, May 19, 1985
  2. ^ The Year in American Soccer – 1989
  3. ^ Colorado Comets name coach The Denver Post – Sunday, October 29, 1989
  4. ^ COMETS PLAY TUCSON Rocky Mountain News (CO) – Thursday, February 20, 1992

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