by Pete Richmire

INDEPENDENCE, MO. – The Kansas City Comets have added to their goalkeeping corps with the announcement of signing free agent Chris Frederick to a three-year contract. Per team and league policies, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Comets head coach Stefan Stokic met with Frederick ahead of the signing and is anxious to see what he can bring to the team.

“We are excited to have Chris for the next three years! Talking with Chris, he is a great guy and has the potential to add quality to our team. He will be able to grow and develop with one of the best goalkeeper coaching staffs in the league and I want to see what the future brings,” Stokic said.

Frederick made his MASL debut with the Florida Tropics last season and posted a 3-1-0 record with a 4.31 goals-against-average and .725 save percentage, all above average for a first-year professional keeper in the MASL. Frederick was recently with the Houston Dynamo FC (MLS) while in transition of figuring out his next move, and previously played professional outdoor soccer in Germany before joining the Tropics organization.

Soccer is a true passion for Frederick, who enjoys off-field success as the co-founder of WiFi Money, a social media marketing company. His love of the game is evident when he told the Business Observer Florida, “I’m doing it more because I love soccer, coming back into the game of soccer saved my life. If you don’t have a balance between your health and wealth, you end up falling into a dark hole, and being there is not good.”

In his first professional MASL start, Frederick stopped 10 shots in guiding the Tropics to a 6-4 win over the visiting Harrisburg Heat on January 6 earlier this year. Two days later, he helped his squad top the Heat by a 9-3 final and Frederick showed his ability to adapt to the indoor game.

When asked by the Business Observer about the differences between indoor and outdoor, Frederick said, “There are totally different metrics, because there are walls, line changes happen every minute to two minutes, so the running patterns are different. It’s literally almost the same rules as hockey but with a soccer ball.”

Frederick has shown he has the ability to stop the soccer ball and he is ready to do just that at Cable Dahmer Arena in front of Comets fans this season.

“I’m beyond fired up for this new journey. I feel very grateful to be a part of one of the most prestigious franchises in the MASL,” Frederick said.