Gibson sets record for most goals in KC indoor history

by Nathan Dunn

Leo Gibson has shattered a 22-year-old record for most career goals in the history of Kansas City professional indoor soccer. 

Gibson now stands at the peak of the all-time scoring charts in the 38th season of Kansas City professional indoor soccer after passing previous record holder Kevin Koetters. Gibson previously tied the old record of 333, which Koetters set in 2002, last week with two goals against Utica City FC.

Koetters scored his 333 goals across nine seasons spent in various stints with the Attack and Comets between 1991 and 2002, helping the Attack to both of the franchise's two NPSL championships in 1993 and 1997. Gibson has scored his 334 goals in fewer games across 14 seasons.

Gibson's unparalleled Comets career began in 2010 when the Comets returned to the indoor soccer scene as an MISL expansion franchise. He helped the Comets to the 2014 MISL title, the city's first indoor soccer championship since 1997. The following season, Gibson's incredible 2014-15 season saw him be named MASL MVP as he set a pair of single-season MASL records that still stand today with 96 points and 4.8 points per game. The 5-6 star has continued a stunning goalscoring pace in the years since with five seasons of at least 20 goals.

Kansas City indoor soccer's all-time leading goal scorer is the latest accolade to Gibson's unfathomable resumé. He is the franchise's all-time leader in points, goals, and assists. He also has the MASL record for most career assists with 242.

Leo the Legend will be welcomed back to Missouri when the Comets play on the road against the St. Louis Ambush with more than 300 Comets fans in attendance on Sunday. Gibson and the Comets will return to Cable Dahmer Arena next Friday, Feb. 9, when they host the Tacoma Stars.