Kansas City Comets (2010–)

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Missouri Comets logo.svg
Founded2010
StadiumSilverstein Eye Centers Arena
Capacity5,800
OwnersGame Theory Ventures LLC[1]
Managing partnerColin Weaver
Head CoachDenmark Kim Røntved
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League
2017–181st, Central Division
Playoffs: Division final
WebsiteClub website
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.

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.[2] Assistant Coach Vlatko Andonovski was promoted to Head Coach on August 29, 2013, succeeding Røntved.[3]

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.[4] Before the 2016-2017 season, the team announced that they would be re-branded as the Kansas City Comets.[5]

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
2017-18 MASL 3rd, Central Division 7-15 DNQ 3,644
Total 109-63
Win % = .634
8-11
Win % = .421
4,030

Personnel[edit]

As of January 17, 2019 [6]

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 Liberia DF James Togbah
4 France DF Alain Matingou
5 Jamaica FW Ramone Palmers
6 United States FW Adam James
8 Germany DF Tim Kloster
9 Costa Rica MF Bryan Pérez
10 Argentina MF Lucas Rodríguez
11 Trinidad and Tobago FW Kiel Williams
13 United States GK Brett Petricek
14 Liberia FW Leo Gibson
No. Position Player
19 Colombia DF John Sosa
20 Serbia DF Stefan Stokic
22 Jamaica FW Anthony Grant
23 Chile DF Ignacio Flores
24 Chile DF Mirko Sandivari
25 United States FW Robert Kelly
27 Brazil FW Gui Gomes
51 Jamaica DF Robert Palmer
99 United States GK Mark Saxby

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
21 United States MF Patrick Kelly

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

  • Denmark Kim Røntved (2010–2013)
  • Republic of Macedonia Vlatko Andonovski (2013–2016)
  • Republic of Macedonia Goran Karaotzov (2016—2017)
  • Denmark Kim Rontved (2017—present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dornbrook, James. "Group led by 26-year-old sports economist buys Comets". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ Former Comets Star Kim Roentved Set to Lead Team Archived 2010-09-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Comets Appoint Andonovski As Coach". MISL. August 29, 2013. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  4. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-04-14/sports/bal-baltimore-blast-joining-with-other-teams-to-form-new-indoor-soccer-league-20140414_1_new-league-misl-baltimore-blast
  5. ^ http://pointstreaksites.com/view/masl/news/news_461170
  6. ^ https://www.maslsoccer.com/stats#/192/team/32587/roster

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