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COMETS RETURN TWO MORE PLAYERS

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USL PRO Standout Coady Andrews and Milan Ivanovic Agree to Contracts

INDEPENDENCE, MO (September 19, 2013) – In preparation for the 2013-2014 Major Indoor Soccer League season, the Missouri Comets announced today they have reached one-year agreements with Coady Andrews and Milan Ivanovic. Per league and team policies, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The Comets along with newly named head coach Vlatko Andonovski will open the 2013-2014 season at the Independence Events Center on Saturday, November 16th against the rival Milwaukee Wave at 7:35p.m. CT.

“In the MISL, solid defense and quick transitions are key components of winning games,” said Andonovski when talking about his returning players. “Both Coady and Milan are able to step in front of shots and get the ball up the field. We are happy to have them back on the Comets this season.”

Andrews extended the Comets season twice in last year’s playoffs, scoring crucial 3-point goals in Games two and three of the MISL Semi-Finals. In his three year career, Andrews has 50 appearances and 16 points from the Comets defense. He returns to the backline after spending the off season outdoors with the USL PRO’s Harrisburg City Islanders in Pennsylvania. While playing for the USL PRO side he played in all 26 games and was only one of three players to play every minute of the regular season. In the 2012-2013 MISL season, Andrews also played all 26 games making him an essential part of the Comets’ defense. During the season he totaled 4 goals and 4 assists for the Comets.

As a Kansas City area native, Andrews stayed local for college, splitting his time between Mid America Nazarene University and the University of Missouri- Kansas City. At UMKC, he was named to the Summit Conference Fall Academic All-Team.

Milan Ivanovic returns to the Comets midfield for the 2013-2014 season. In his first season with the Comets, the former Park University star tallied eleven points and added four more in the post-season. He appeared in 29 matches last season and was a crucial part of the team’s drive towards its third straight playoff appearance.