Kansas City Comets


KANSAS CITY (September 27, 2017) – In a press conference earlier today, the Kansas City Comets announced the return of Kim Roentved as the head coach of the franchise. This will be Roentved’s second turn behind the bench since the team returned to action in 2010.

“Since we brought the team back in 2010, the Comets have been one of the model franchises in indoor soccer,” said Comets Managing Partner Brian Budzinski. “Kim established that. His work ethic and vision for the game has been a part of everything we’ve done for the past seven years. I am beyond excited to have him back here with us.”

Roentved previously coached the Comets from 2010 through the 2013-2014 season. He led the team to 36 wins and 34 losses, three straight playoffs and an appearance in the 2013 MISL Championship game.

Known as ‘the Rocket’, Roentved was named Defender of the Year three times and is known as one of the greatest players to ever play the indoor game. He spent most of his playing career with the Wichita Wings (1980-1987, 1991-1998) and the Kansas City Comets/Attack (1987-1991, 1998-1999). He is also an inaugural member of the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame.

Joining Roentved on his staff are another pair of Comets legends. Jeff Davis will serve as Assistant Coach, while Alan Mayer will remain as Goalkeeper Coach.

Davis, who is now the Director of Coaching for Kansas City Scott Gallagher youth club, played for the St. Louis Ambush from 1993-1996, then for the Kansas City Attack/Comets from 1996-2004. He played in 153 games for Kansas City, scoring 241 points along the way. In 2010, Davis joined the current version of the Comets, playing in six games and helping them to reach the playoffs in the team’s inaugural season.

Alan Mayer is a goalkeeping legend in both the indoor and outdoor game. In a career that spawned 15 years, 422 professional appearances and six U.S. National Team appearances, Mayer earned a reputation for fearless play and flawless technique. Mayer has been the Comets goalkeeper coach since 2010 and has coached current indoor goalkeeping stars such as Danny Waltman, Boris Pardo and last season’s Rookie of the Year, Stephen Paterson.

OPEN TRYOUTS: Also announced today, the Comets will be holding open tryouts on Saturday, October 14th at the KC Soccerdome. Registration will be open beginning Friday, September 29th at KCComets.com.