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The Comets are back: Indoor soccer returns to KC

Fans who were clamoring for the return of indoor soccer to Kansas City... you've got your wish. The Missouri Comets will join the Major Indoor Soccer League and play in the Independence Events Center.

From the Independence Examiner:

For any soccer fan old enough to remember the Kansas City Comets, a Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) team that took the metro area by storm in the early 1980s, this news will rekindle the love affair a city had with a team that featured players like Enzo DiPede, Gino Schiraldi and Kim Roentved.

The Missouri Comets, a new MISL team that will play 12 home games at the Events Center beginning Nov. 12, will celebrate the past history of the Comets while bringing a new, up-to-date team to its new home in Independence.

“We couldn’t be any more excited,” said team vice president Brian Budzinksi, a part of the ownership group that includes Blue Springs resident Ed Scheetz, owner of Scheetz Construction, and his father Mickey Scheetz, a Portland, Ore., resident who grew up in Excelsior Springs, Mo. “We wanted to make this right, so we’ve taken a while to make this announcement. We had our lawyers talk to the league to make sure it was solvent – and it’s not only solvent, it’s adding new teams.”

The Missouri Comets will be the sixth team in the MISL, joining Baltimore, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Monterrey (Mexico) and Rockford, Ill.

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