Comets face Outlaws in back-to-back

by Nathan Dunn

Kansas City Comets vs Texas Outlaws

MASL Regular Season

Game 1 | Saturday, Dec. 16 @ Mesquite Arena

Result | Comets won 9-7

Game 2 | Sunday, Dec. 17 - 5 p.m. @ Cable Dahmer Arena

Stream |

TV | 38 the Spot

The Kansas City Comets (4-0-0) and Texas Outlaws (1-2-1) will meet again on Sunday after the Comets picked up a 9-7 road win on Saturday in Texas. Sunday's game starts at 5 p.m. inside Cable Dahmer Arena.

The Comets sit at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with four regulation wins. They are coming from their first two away win of the season, beating the Harrisburg Heat 7-3 before beating Texas on Saturday.

The Comets went behind in both games early, but came back to win in both away matches. Zach Reget now has eight goals this season and Nicolau Neto has four wins.

The Comets also showed their defiant special teams defense in last week's away win. They killed both penalties they faced. That defense will not be at full strength this weekend amid injury concerns with Chad Vandegriffe (right calf tightness) questionable and Berto Palmer (right knee strain) doubtful.

Sunday will be the Comets and Outlaws' fourth all-time meeting. The Comets won the inaugural battle in December 2019 by a final of 5-4, but the Outlaws won the second-ever meeting last year 5-3. Sunday's contest will be the Outlaws' first time in Cable Dahmer Arena.

The Outlaws enter the weekend slate against the Comets free from injury concerns and eager to return to the win column after back-to-back losses. They opened the season with a 9-5 come-from-behind win over the Baltimore Blast but lost to the Chihuahua Savage 12-4 before an overtime loss to the Dallas Sidekicks 8-7 last week.

Under the tutelage of indoor soccer legend Tatu, the Outlaws have relied offensively on Sebastian Mendez and Luiz Morales, who have each scored eight goals in four games. Texas has also acquired veteran target Vini Dantas, who scored in Saturday's loss to the Comets.

The Outlaws brought more experience into their defense with the acquisitions of MASL veterans such as Mike Jones and Uzi Tayou. Tayou has played in three games this season while Jones has not appeared in the first four games.

Tickets for Sunday's matchup at Cable Dahmer Arena are available at