The Missouri Comets announced Monday that they have signed their first two players to contracts, goalkeeper Danny Waltman and forward Worteh Sampson.
The Comets will open play in the Major Indoor Soccer League on Nov. 12.
Waltman, who played his college soccer at the University of Washington, was signed to a two-year contract with the team. He has played for the MISL's Chicago Storm (where he was first-team All-Rookie in 2004), the Detroit Ignition (where he was the first keeper to earn MVP honors since 1998) and the Rockford Rampage. Waltman is known for his pre-game back-flips during introductions.
The 6'3" Sampson, born in Monrovia, Liberia, began his professional indoor career with the Ignition in 2006 after graduating from Madonna University (Mich.). He holds the record for fastest goal to start a game with a two-point score 11-seconds into a match. Sampson spent the last two years playing outdoor soccer with the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer League's second division.