The Missouri Comets have signed veteran forward Byron Alvarez to a two-year contract. Alvarez was a leading contributor in Monterrey's Major Indoor Soccer League championship run last year.
Alvarez might be remembered for his stint with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars (now the New York Red Bulls) in 2002. He went on to join the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division in 2003, where he would become the team's all-time leading scorer with 41 goals and 91 points. In 2007, Alvarez was selected by Monterrey LaRaZa (yeah, really the team's name) in the MISL expansion draft and scored 39 goals during his time there. He was the league's most valuable player in 2008.
"Byron is a big-time scorer with a terrific shot," said Comets head coach Kim Roentved. "By signing a guy who is a former league MVP, a former member of the MISL’s most recent championship team, and Portland’s all-time leading scorer, I’d say we added one heck of a player today."
The Comets begins play at the Independence Events Center on Friday, Nov. 12th against the Milwaukee Wave. For more information about the Major Indoor Soccer League, please visit the League’s officialwebsite