by Scott Levinson

KANSAS CITY (December 11, 2020) – The Kansas City Comets announced today that defender, Matt Lewis has signed a new one-year contract. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Lewis returns to the Comets after having spent the past outdoor season with the New York Cosmos of the NISA, where he appeared in eight games during the team’s shortened season due to the COVID pandemic. Lewis appeared in 10 games for the Comets last season, scoring two goals to go along with four assists.

“We are glad to have Matt back with us this season to help solidify our defense,” said Comets Head Coach, Leo Gibson. “He’s an incredible person and a consummate professional.”

Lewis had a stellar collegiate career at NCAA DI Fordham, setting program records in both starts and appearances. He was a three-time Atlantic-10 all-conference selection and was named conference defensive player of the year as a senior. A product of Sporting KC's Development Academy, Lewis was signed to Sporting KC in 2018 before being loaned out to the Swope Park Rangers.

“I’m really excited to be back with the Comets,” said Lewis. “I felt like last year was more about getting through the learning curve and being a diligent student to Coach Gibson and the indoor game. This season, I am looking forward to contributing in all phases of the game.”