COMETS HOST OMAHA KINGS FC SATURDAY NIGHT
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Kansas City Comets will get an early look at the 2021-22 squad as the team takes on the Omaha Kings FC of the Major Arena Soccer League’s second division on Saturday night in a preseason exhibition match. Game time is set for 6:05 pm CST at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, MO.
The Comets were one game away from making it to the MASL Championship Series last season and look to build upon that success. The team fell to the Ontario Fury in a thrilling and deciding mini-game in the MASL’s Playoff Semifinals at Cable Dahmer Arena back in April.
Taking the field for the Comets on Saturday will be a mix of old and new faces, giving Head Coach Leo Gibson a chance to see how some of the players who have been training with the team matchup against an actual opponent in a game setting.
The Comets were led last season by the always-steady Gibson who finished 5th in the MASL in points with 20 and finished 3rd in the league in assists with 12. The leading goal scorer for the Comets was All-MASL Rookie Team member, Rian Marques with 12 goals. Comets midfielder, Lucas Sousa, who finished the 2020-21 campaign with 17 points on 9 goals and 8 assists was named the MASL Rookie of the Year.
Gibson is looking forward to the early preseason warmup for his team. “I know that the guys will be excited to get back to playing at the arena and in front of our fans, Gibson said. “We know that the team will be a little rusty, but that’s why we have exhibition games so that we can begin the process of getting ready for the regular season in November.”
For the Omaha Kings FC, the team is coming off a 6-8 season and 5th place finish in M2. The Kings were led last season by Ali Sodal, who scored 20 goals and 6 assists in 14 games. The forward will be in uniform for the Kings on Saturday night.
All seats for the exhibition game are just $14 and tickets can be purchased by calling the Comets front office at 888-9-COMETS or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
OMAHA KINGS FC EXHIBITION ROSTER
#2 MORGAN PENN- DEFENSE
#5 MURILO CERULI- DEFENSE
#6 PEDRO AUGUSTO – MIDFIELD
#7 ALI SODAL- FORWARD
#9 BOBBY JAFFERY- MIDFIELD
#10 SEBASTIAN CONTRERAS – MIDFIELD
#11 EDUARDO SUAREZ - DEFENSE
#13 JAMES THAYER (CODY)- FORWARD
#14 LEONIDES MEJIA – MIDFIELD
#15 DAVID ROJAS – DEFENSE
#16 DANIEL ZUCKWEILER - FORWARD
#17 CHRISTIAN SANCHEZ- DEFENSE
#30 ANDY RODRIGUEZ- MIDFIELD
#32 RAINER HAUSS - GK
#45 MARIO BUESO- MIDFIELD
HEAD COACH IS BRIAN LOCKE
COMETS EXHIBITION ROSTER
MIDFIELDER #3 JACOB GARZA
MIDFIELDER #4 LESIA THETSANE (Luh-see-uh Thet-sain)
MIDFIELDER #5 CHRISTIAN ANDERAOS
MIDFIELDER #7 LUCAS SOUSA (SO-SUH)
FORWARD #8 FELIPE ABREU (UH-BRAY-YOU)
MIDFIELDER #10 EDUARDO "LALO" ALONSO
MIDFIELDER #11 NICK MCDONALD
MIDFIELDER #13 JOSE “ZE” RAMOS
DEFENDER #15 RONALDO DE GODOI
MIDFIELDER #16 HENRI RAMIREZ
MIDFIELDER #17 SAMMY PAMA
FORWARD #18 MIKE DASILVA
DEFENDER #19 ODAINE SINCLAIR
DEFENDER #23 NACHO FLORES
DEFENDER #24 MIRKO SANDIVARI
GOALKEEPER #28 LOU MISNER
DEFENDER #33 JAMES TOGBAH
COMETS HEAD COACH AND FORWARD #14 LEO GIBSON