The Missouri Comets have been champions for barely 24 hours, but it looks right now that they won't be defending their title in 2014-2015. At least not in the MISL. Stories out today have the Missouri Comets leaving the MISL, potentially joining the PASL for the next season.
There'd been some rumors of some unrest among teams over the past few weeks, but nothing really newsworthy had come out, until today.
First it was Sporting KC in December, now it's the Missouri Comets turn. The Comets scored two goals in the last minute and 34 seconds of the deciding game 3 mini-game to clinch their first MISL title 6-4 over the defending champion Baltimore Blast.
For the second year in a row the Missouri Comets beat the Milwaukee Wave in a mini-game to advance to the MISL Championship series. After winning the game on Sunday in Missouri the Comets needed to win one of the two games on the night to advance to the championships.
Game two was a back and forth affair that was tight throughout with no team ever leading by more than three points.
The Missouri Comets started off the 2014 Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Playoffs with a magnificent 20-6 win over the Milwaukee Wave in front of 4,774 excited fans at the Independence Events Center. Leo Gibson set a Comets playoff record with 11 points in the game. The Wave were held scoreless until late in the fourth quarter as the Comets claimed victory by the score of 20-6.
The Missouri Comets closed out their season series against the St. Louis Ambush with their sixth win versus the cross-state rival. Max Touloute led all scorers with five goals while Leo Gibson chipped in with four assists. Altogether, six different players scored for the Comets as they roll to a 27-6 victory.
The Missouri Comets closed out their regular season home schedule tonight in a tight game against their cross state rivals the St. Louis Ambush. Neither team was able to get too far ahead throughout the night as the teams traded goals for much of the game. The Ambush got the scoring just over a minute into the game as Danny Waltman tried to cut out a through ball.
The Missouri Comets blew out the Pennsylvania Roar in a lopsided win at the Independence Events Center, 24-4 thanks to four goals by Leo Gibson. A little over two minutes into the game, the Comets grabbed the lead. Brian Harris received a pass and set up a 3 point shot. His shot was going wide, but Lucas Rodriguez was at the back post to re-direct the ball into the net to give the Comets a 2-0 lead.
The Comets got themselves a record win tonight at the Independence Events Center against cross state rivals, St. Louis. The Comets set a team record for the largest margin of victory, topping the Ambush by 24 points, winning 26-2.
The Ambush took the lead just a minute and twenty seconds into the game as Kory Dowell fired a shot past Danny Waltman to give the Ambush what would be their only lead and only goal of the game.
The Comets started a weekend series with the Milwaukee Wave on the right foot tonight at the Independence Events Center winning 22-4 over the Wave.
The Comets got an early power play opportunity as Vahid Assadpour was knocked into the board on a slide tackle. The Comets quickly took advantage as Assadpour and Lucas Rodriguez passed the ball around the three point line.
The Comets battled through a blizzard and long drives to take on the Baltimore Blast on Sunday night. Leo Gibson had two goals and Robert Palmer added another, but a third quarter that saw the Blast outscore the Comets 7-0, led Missouri to only their third defeat of the season.
The Missouri Comets started their East Coast road trip and the year 2014 on the right foot, winning a back and forth game with the Rochester Lancers 19-17 in Rochester. The Comets controlled the ball in the first part of the game and were rewarded for their possession five minutes in when Leo Gibson back healed the ball to Vahid Assadpour on the overlap.
In a battle for first place, the Comets and Syracuse Silver Knights had an encounter that deserved to be called such. The refereeing though left plenty to be desired with a number of questionable decisions having an effect on the game.
The Knights jumped out to an early lead as Machel Millwood received the ball back to goal and ended up turning Coady Andrews and firing a shot past Danny Waltman to give the Knights the lead.
So far this year, the Missouri Comets have been in control of the rivalry with their cross state rival, the St. Louis Ambush. The teams had met twice already this season, both in St. Louis with the Comets coming out on top of both of those games. Today at the Independence Events Center the two teams met for the first time on this side of the state.
The Missouri Comets put on an offensive showcase to extend their winning streak to three games in front of 3,569 fans at Independence Events Center. Comets' defender Brian Harris led the team with a hat trick, including a three-point goal for 7 points on the night. Milwaukee's Carlos Munoz and Tony Walls tallied the only scores for the Wave as they fell 15-6.
The Missouri Comets earned their second victory in St. Charles in seven days. After winning by 21 points last weekend, the team had to work a little harder tonight to walk out with a 12-10 overtime win. Stefan St. Louis scored his first goal of the year in overtime to give the Comets the win.
The Missouri Comets start off the 2014 Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Championship Series with a thrilling 15-8 win over the Baltimore Blast. Missouri's Vahid Assadpour set a MISL playoff record with a hat trick consisting of only 3-point goals and led all scorers on the night.
The Missouri Comets jumped out to a 6-0 half time lead tonight in Syracuse against the Silver Knights, but couldn't hang on in the third quarter as they ended up falling 11-8.
The Comets got out to a great start in the first quarter. Just 44 seconds in a poor clearance by Brian O'Quinn went right to Lucas Rodriguez who took a touch and fired past O'Quinn to give the Comets a 2-0 lead.
The Missouri Comets only held the lead one time all day today in their game against the Rochester Lancers, but it was at the one time that counted, the very end as the Comets pulled out an 11-9 win over the Lancers.
The game was a departure from the usual match ups between the the two teams.
Yesterday the Missouri Comets announced that they had re-signed three more players from last year's team ahead of the start of this season. They announced that Vahid Assadpour, Stefan St. Louis, and Danny Waltman were all returning to the team. Combine this with the recent announcements on the return of Coady Andrews and Milan Ivanovic along with Bryan Perez and the new signing of Alex Megson and the roster is filling in for the Comets.
The Missouri Comets ended the 2013-2014 regular season with a win over the Milwaukee Wave, in Milwaukee. The win was the Comets fourth over the Wave this year, the only team to beat Milwaukee all season.
The Comets grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first quarter through Lucas Rodriguez. In the second, the Comets and the Wave traded goals, with Bryan Perez finding net for the Comets and Nicolas Perera finding the net for the Wave all in the first five minutes of the quarter.
ess than 24 hours after their final regular season home game last night, the Comets traveled nearly 600 miles north to face the league leading Milwaukee Wave. Behind a solid defense that only gave up two goals in the run of play, the Comets got their second victory over the weekend, beating the Wave 15-9 at the U.
One night after giving the Milwaukee Wave their worst defeat in team history, the Missouri Comets were unable to duplicate the result. This time in Milwaukee's U.S. Cellular Arena, the Comets fell 16-4. Milwaukee's Jonathan Greenfield had two goals, one from three-point distance to lead his team to the win.
With 2013 behind us now, it's a chance to take a look at my 2013 wishes that I posted back in January 2013 and see how they worked out.
1. Silverware - An MLS Cup is certainly a nice way to end a season and fulfill this wish. We should do that more often.
2. 15 goals from Claudio Bieler - Sporting KC's DP finished with 10 regular season goals, he adding another in the US Open Cup, and another in the playoffs, so even counting all competitions, this one didn't get fulfilled.
Kristie Mewis (black) , Melissa Henderson (white) and Lauren Sesselmann (blue) model FC Kansas City's newuniforms In the first segment we discuss: Sporting KC home opener SKC at New England Jugen Klinsmann and the U.S. Men's National team In the second segment we discuss: Missouri Comets loss in the MISL finals FC Kansas City preseason match with Missouri FC Kansas new uniforms and
The Missouri Comets fell to the Baltimore Blast 18-4 at the Independence Events Center today. The rematch of last season's championship series was not the thriller many expected. The Comets were missing captain and playmaker Vahid Assadpour with a knee injury and never got in a rhythm on the night.
The Missouri Comets finished off their two-game road trip with a resounding 13-5 win over the expansion Roar at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. Missouri's Byron Alvarez finished with three points, scoring a goal and assisting on another. Reading's leading scorer, JerJer Gibson had a 3-point goal to lead his team.
The Missouri Comets today announced that they have a new head coach. Vlatko Andonovski, the team's assistant coach the last few years has been named the team's new head coach. Andonovski replaces Kim Rontved, who had coached the team since their rebirth in 2010. Andonovski will now pull double duty as head coach of both the Comets and FC Kansas City.
This week's From the Byline to the Back Post is available for you to listen to. This week Thad and I talk about games vs the Fire and upcoming vs New England, call ups to the national team and Jurgen Klinsmann. In part 2 we talk about the Missouri Comets losing in the MISL finals, FC Kansas City preseason and jersey unveiling, and former Wizards update.