by Scott Levinson

KANSAS CITY (February 16, 2021) – The Kansas City Comets announced today that midfielder, Dom Francis has signed with the club for the remainder of the 2021 MASL season while on loan from the Harrisburg Heat. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Francis, a Huddersfield, England native, is coming off his best season as a professional arena soccer player. With the Heat last season, Francis scored 34 goals to go along with 6 assists for 40 points while appearing in 21 games. His 2020 output earned him a spot on the MASL All Star Game East squad, where he scored one goal. It was the first arena soccer All Star game in nearly 20 years and was held in Kansas City on December 5th at Cable Dahmer Arena.

“The Comets organization has a great deal of respect for the Harrisburg Heat and their leadership,” said Comets Managing Partner, Brian Budzinski. “We appreciate Carl Delmont and Kevin Healey allowing Dominic Francis to play on loan with us the rest of the season. Pat Healey is one of the top coaches in our league and we are glad that we will be able to provide one of his key players an opportunity to stay fit and sharp while on loan with us as we push towards a 2021 MASL Championship.”

Francis has played a total of four seasons with the Harrisburg Heat, scoring 63 goals in 75 games. The Heat recently announced that the team will not be participating in the current 2021 MASL season, making Francis available.

“I’m looking forward to a new challenge, and grateful for the opportunity to play this season,” Francis said. “I have a solid relationship with the Comets organization, and it was an offer I couldn’t turn down. Having played against Kansas City a few times, I know the fans, the staff, the players and the arena are amazing, and the professionalism of the franchise is top level. I’m excited to help take this team into the postseason, help the younger players, and be a part of whatever the rest of the season brings.”

Dom Francis will be in uniform this weekend as the Comets host the Dallas Sidekicks for a weekend series on Friday, February 19 at 7pm and Sunday, February 21 at 5pm.