by Scott Levinson

KANSAS CITY (December 12, 2020) – The Kansas City Comets announced today that defender, Kyle McLagan has signed a one-year contract with the club. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

McLagan, son of former Comets star, Doug McLagan is a local Kansas City product out of Lee’s Summit, MO, who played high school soccer at Rockhurst. Kyle was named Kansas City Star All-Metro and MSHSAA Player of the Year and led Rockhurst to a Missouri Class AAA state title as a senior and selected to Choice Hotels All-America squad.

“Kyle grew up being a part of this team and his dad was one of Kim’s (Roentved) assistants when Kyle was a young boy,” said Head Coach, Leo Gibson. “As someone who watched Kyle play in high school, it’s wonderful to see how his discipline and dedication have helped him become a smart, professional athlete.

Collegiately, McLagan earned first team All-Southern Conference in 2016 during his senior campaign at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Since graduating in 2017, McLagan has been playing professionally in Denmark for two years, followed by a six-month stint in Iceland.

“Having the opportunity to play for the Comets is exciting for me,” said McLagan. “Guys like Danny Waltman, Vahid Assadpour and Leo Gibson used to come to my high school and help me and my teammates train. Now, getting the chance to play with and for Coach Gibson, plus the fact that my dad played for the Comets, makes it even more special. I can’t wait for my family and friends to see me play.”