Kansas City Comets (2010–)

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Kansas City Comets
Missouri Comets logo.svg
Founded 2010
Stadium Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Ground Capacity 5,800
Owners Top Of The Arc (TOTA), LLC
Head Coach Republic of Macedonia Vlatko Andonovski
League Major Arena Soccer League
2016–17 1st, Central Division
Playoffs: Division final
Website Club home page
Current season

The Kansas City Comets are an indoor soccer team based in Independence, Missouri, near Kansas City. Originally called the Missouri Comets, the team joined the Major Indoor Soccer League as an expansion team in the 2010–2011 season. They play their home games at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena 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 Vlatko Andonovski serves in the same position as manager of both clubs.

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] Before the 2016-2017 season, the team announced that they would be re-branded as the Kansas City Comets.[4]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2010–11 MISL 3rd MISL, 8–12 Lost Semifinal 4,017
2011–12 MISL 2nd Central Division, 15-9 Lost Division Final 4,092
2012–13 MISL 3rd MISL, 13-13 Lost in Finals 4,237
2013–14 MISL 3rd MISL, 14-6 Won Championship 4,180
2014–15 MASL 1st, Central Division 20–0 Lost in Conference Finals 4,452
2015–16 MASL 1st, Central Division 17–3 Lost in Conference Finals 3,892
2016–17 MASL 1st, Central Division 15-5 Lost in Division Final 3,720
Total 70-40
Win % = .556
8-11
Win % = .421
4,121

Roster[edit]

As of December 20, 2016 [5]

Active players[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 United States MF Cody Hoffman
4 France DF Alain Matingou
5 Jamaica FW Ramone Palmer
6 Mexico MF Guerrero Pino
7 Canada MF Vahid Assadpour
9 Costa Rica MF Bryan Pérez
10 Argentina MF Lucas Rodríguez
11 Jamaica FW Odaine Sinclair
12 Jamaica DF Robert Palmer
No. Position Player
14 Liberia FW Leo Gibson
15 Brazil FW Gui Gomes
17 Brazil MF Carlos Trombini
18 United States GK Brendan Allen
19 United States MF John Sosa
20 Serbia DF Stefan Stokic
22 Canada GK Stephen Patterson
23 Chile DF Ignacio Flores
25 United States DF Brian Harris

Inactive players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
8 Serbia MF Milan Ivanović

Head Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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