It looks like professional indoor soccer will be returning to Kansas City this winter. Rumors have been around for the past few months about professional indoor soccer returning to KC, ever since the announcement of the KC vs St. Louis legends match set to be played at the Independence Event Center. Word now is that we will also see the return of the Comets this winter as well. Instead of being the KC Comets, they will be called the Missouri Comets and will play at the Independence Events Center along with the Missouri Mavericks hockey team. The team's season will have 12 home games, beginning in November. Professional indoor soccer had been absent from the KC area since the second incarnation of the Comets went on hiatus in 2005 and never came back. The Comets will compete in the 3rd incarnation of the MISL, the previous versions of the MISL have also contained versions of the Comets at one time or another as well. They'll play the Baltimore Blast, Milwaukee Wave, Monterrey La Raza, Philadelphia Kixx, and Rockford Rampage.
It's good to see professional indoor soccer return to KC, it was always fun going to old Comets and Attack/Comets games in the past, and it's a lot better location for me than Soccer Dome, where the Kings (while a very good team) play. I am a little surprised that they're announcing that the team will play this season, with the season only 5 months away from starting. I would have expected they would want a little more time to sell tickets and get the team known a bit more, but playing in a smaller venue certainly helps that a bit. The events center should be a fantastic spot for this team. When it was built I thought it'd be the perfect place for indoor soccer to return to KC. I'll certainly be attending a few games, although season tickets are still in question.