Showing posts with label Coach Roentved. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coach Roentved. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Comets 19 - 9 SharX photos and interviews

My apologies for taking a while to get these posted.

Interviews after the jump

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Comets 18 - 12 Riot 3/6/2011 Photos and interviews

The Comets defeated the Riot Sunday to take possession of the third and final playoff spot. With the exception of the third quarter when the Riot tied thescore, the Comets dominated the game.

Brian Harris getting tackled?

Byron Alvarez scored 4 times. Here he dons the headdress to celebrate...

Jeff Richey claiming he could not hear the fans...

La Barra KC let the keeper hear them...

Lucas Rodriguez put one underneath Richey...

The team celebrating Beasley's goal...

Coach Kim Roentved talks about the win and the team

Jamar Beasley talks about the game and the team

Lucas Rodriguez (and special guest Byron Alvarez)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Missouri Comets Have Disappointing Weekend

The Comets celebrate a goal...

The Missouri Comets weekend was disappointing. On Friday they lost to a determined Milwaukee team when the Wave overcame a 7 point deficit to win 17-16 over Missouri. Then on Sunday the Comets traveled to Omaha again where they had not lost previously but fell to the Vipers 16-10. These two losses, especially the loss in Omaha made it extremely tough to make the playoffs.

Friday: Missouri Comets 16 - 17 Milwaukee Wave

Retro night at the Comets was a success by every measure except the score. The Comets wore the retro jerseys from the original Comets, the reunion game at half time featured some Kansas City soccer legends and over 5200 fans were in attendance to watch an entertaining and exciting game.

The Comets and the Wave traded goals through the first half. First the Wave led then Missouri before Milwaukee scored a couple quick goals to go into the half leading the home team 9-8.

Danny Waltman makes a save on the "edge" of the box...

One of Byron Alvarez's goals...

The third quarter belonged to Missouri, they outscored the Wave 6-2 and looked as good as they have all year.

The fourth quarter was another story though, Milwaukee showed why they are at the top of the league. After an injury to Stefan Stokic left the Comets defense short handed, the Wave pressured Comets into some mistakes that led to their comeback. The Comets tried valiantly with the sixth attacker on to regain the lead but could not find the net again.

While it was a loss, this maybe the best overall game the Comets played at home and show how far they have come this year.

Photos from the Comets - Wave game

A post about the reunion game will be up soon...

Sunday: Missouri Comets 10 - 16 Omaha Vipers

It was a bad day for the Comets. It started bad and did not get much better. Coach Roentved could not make the trip because of back pain so Assistant Coach Vlatko Andonovski assumed the coaching duties. Then the team's bus broke down on the way to Omaha forcing the delay of the kickoff by 25 minutes.

Missouri did get out to an early lead when Alvarez manged to get around the Vipers' keeper on a penalty kick. Nick Kelly scored his first career goal to build the lead to 4 but it did not last long. The Vipers put in two 3 point goals to lead 6-4 going into the second quarter.

Leo Gibson tied the game early in the second and it took over 9 minutes before Omaha slipped out to another lead.

The third quarter was scoreless as both teams played a tight defense.

The Vipers increased their lead at the 3:44 and 9:09 marks prompting Missouri to go to the sixth attacker with 5:51 left. Initially it looked like the Comets would make their comeback when they earned another Penalty Kick (Alvarez scored again) and Moura quickly put home a pass from Beasley. Unfortunately Omaha regained their composure and added two more goals to put the visitors away.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Comets Retro Night and Reunion Game

The Comets game on Friday, Jan 28th is Retro night. This year’s Comets team will be playing in replica jerseys of the iconic rainbow-striped uniforms worn during the team’s inaugural 1981-1982 season. The jerseys will then be auctioned-off immediately following the game, with proceeds benefiting the Dalton Burner Foundation. Brian Harris is a big supporter of Dalton and would greatly appreciate everyone's help.

The Game ball for the reunion game...

Coach Roentved and Comets President Brian Budznski talking while players Jamar Beasley and Leo Gibson model the retro jersey...

Gino Schiraldi and Jim Schwab with Scott Levinson (Comets Director of Sales & Marketing)

The Team Captain's for the Reunion game are Gino Schiraldi and Jim Schwab.

The Blue team:
0 Alan Mayer
1 Kevin Zimmerman
2 Gino Schiraldi
5 Jason Putthoff
7 Bob Bozada
14 Ted Eck
14 Kevin Handlan
20 Chirs Duke
22 Gordon Hill
24 Edmond Rugova

The White team:
3 Tim Clark
8 Robi Goff
9 Goran Hunjak
11 Jim Schwab
12 Emilio John
15 Doug Neely
16 Shane Steadman
17 Kia
18 Tom Knox
19 Drew Perkins
21 Warren Westcoat

Rumor is the teams are talking trade so the above roster may change by game time.

Jim Schwab with his reunion game jersey

Jim Schwab discusses the Reunion game

Gino Schiraldi discusses the Reunion game and the old Comets legacy

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Comets: Post game interviews - better late than never

I was a little busy the last few days and did not get these interviews posted when I should have. I still wanted to share them...

Byron Alvarez after the narrow home loss to Baltimore

These interviews are from right after the Comets big comeback win in Omaha:

Coach Roentved

Boris Pardo

Leo Gibson

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Missouri Comets 4 - 6 Omaha Vipers (photos and interviews)

Comets keeper Danny Waltman doing his pre-game flip off the wall...

The Comets fell to the Omaha Vipers despite their best defensive effort of the season. The Comets limited Omaha to just 3 goals (6 points) and had the better run of play for more of the game, they just could not find the back of the net.

Omaha jumped out to the a 4-0 lead on a couple defensive breakdowns in the first quarter. The Comets settled down after that. In the second quarter Vahid Assadpour pulled the team within 2 when he scored his 5th goal of the season off a header. Byron Alvarez was credited with the assist.

The first goal scored by Omaha...

The Vipers increased their total to 6 when both Comets defenders went to the ball and left the middle open for Ryan Junge to shoot point-blank on Danny Waltman.

Vipers players tripping Comets forward Byron Alvarez...

Waltman with the ball after it was cleared off the line...

Assadpour came in as the sixth attacker and with that added offense the Leo Gibson was able to score off a pass from Lucas Rodriguez. There was not enough time or energy left for the Comets to notch the equalizer.

Leo Gibson finishing his celebration flip after scoring while sixth attacker Vahid watches

With Tiguinho and Geison Moura still injured, Leo Gibson playing in the back and Will John returning to his team in Europe the Comets offense was a little anemic. They managed a respectable 24 shots but many went wide, high or straight at the keeper. Adding to the Comets offensive woes was the flu that Jamar Beasley was suffering from, obviously wearing him down through the game.

Shot beats Viper keeper Bontti but does not go in...


Coach Roentved talking about a missed opportunity...

Lucas Rodriguez discusses the game. We had to do the interview in tunnel so the filed could be readied for next game so the lighting is not so great...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Comets 11 - 9 Chicago Riot

The Comets first game winning goal at home...

The Missouri Comets were happy to notch their first home win, even if it did take overtime. " A monkey off our back, it wasn't the prettiest game out there, but we certainly found a way to win" Coach Roentved commented post game.

The Comets jumped out to an early lead with a goal by Byron Alvarez just 40 seconds into the match followed by Beasley's first at 2:26. Chicago cut their deficit with a goal by Duda at 12:29 and then Megson scored 40 seconds in the second quarter to go into the half tied.

Chicago's Marojevic gave the Riot their first lead of the game with a three pointer at 3:37 of the third. The Comets Brian Harris with his own three pointer at 9:14 to tie it back up.

Brian Harris (#25) celebrating with fans...

Chicago would again go on top with a goal by Berenzon at 2:54. The Comets killed a 2 minute tripping penalty to Stefan Stokic and the Comets gained control just as he came out of the box. Vahid Assadpour played the ball up to a streaking Jamar Beasley. With Stokic making the run on the other side of the field, Beasley slotted his second goal past Riot keeper Jeff Richey to again tie the game.

With regulation time completed, the teams went into a sudden death overtime. After a horrible free kick Jamie Harding intercepted the ball and played an excellent pass off the wall to Beasley racing up field. Jamar held off the defender and slid the ball past the Riot keeper to score the game winner and complete the hat trick.

Jamar Beasley celebrating by leaping and throwing his jersey to fans...

While the Comets were the better team most of the evening, they did have some stretches where they did not play well and gave up goals a little too easily. With attacking veterans Tiguinho and Geison Moura injured, Leo Gibson moved back to the defense to help out for the missing Jeff Davis and team Captain Nate Houser, Coach Roentved was playing more rookies than he would have liked. Those rookies are getting some valuable experience though to help the team down the stretch. Lucas Rodriguez played well (with the exception of a couple shots).

More photos


It's just a good feeling to win our first game at home and to get the winning goal and really just helping my team.
Jamar Beasley

I knew it was coming, I knew this team had the heart and desire to go out and get another win, especially after a big win in Milwaukee.
Brian Harris

We have confidence but at the same time we are 3 and 6, we got to keep working out way up. We need to be a lot smarter when we go up and not let the other team to get back in the game.
Jamar Beasley

Post game interviews:

Coach Roentved

Jamar Beasley

Brian Harris

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Comets 6 - 22 Baltimore (photos and interviews)

The Missouri Comets probably played their worst game so far and remain winless at home. While the team was able to control the ball and were able to get into the attack well, they were unable to consistently finish. The bigger problem was the defensive breakdowns that resulted in 2 on 1's, 1 on 1's with the keeper and unmarked players at the back post. It seemed individually defenders in particular and all the players in general played well but did not work well as a team.

Boris Pardo got his first start in goal. While it was not his best game, he was hung out to dry numerous times. Boris did come up big on a couple breakaways.

While Boris did not seem to get much help from his defense throughout the game, Brian Harris did save a goal off the line on this play...

Pardo did not have a lot of help from his defense...

Recently signed Will John looked dangerous but never found the net. He hustled and pressured the opposing keeper well, especially in the first half.

Coach Roentved walking off after the game, pretty sure he was not happy...

Coach Roentved's post game comments...

Brian Harris talks about the game and why he has no hair...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Comets hope to build off solid effort against the Blast

The Missouri Comets will be facing the Chicago Riot Sunday for the first time. It was not supposed to be the two teams first meeting but last weekends match was postponed.The Comets were not going to be able get from Baltimore to Chicago in time for the game because of the winter weather across the mid-west.

The Comets were anxious to play after their tough 13-12 loss against the Blast. While the Comets came up short, their was a lot of positives. The Comets led at the end of the first three quarters. A pair of three pointers helped stake the Comets to an 8-4 lead in the first.

The Blast were held to a rare scoreless quarter in the 2nd at home by the Comets improved defensive play in the back. Veterans Nate Houser and Jeff Davis helped keep the team calm and organized throughout the third quarter as well. Both teams scored in the third but the Blast took control in the 4th quarter. Baltimore scored 3 times to take the lead for good. Tiguinho added a late goal (his second) to pull Missouri back within 1 but it was too late to complete the comeback.

Chicago was probably a little relieved to postpone the game last Sunday, it would have been their third game in three days. They were returning home after losses in Omaha and Milwaukee.

Coming off their tremendous effort in Baltimore, the 1-4 Comets hope to get their first home win against the 0-4 Chicago Riot. The game is a good test for Coach Roentved's team. They have been steadily improving and are putting forth better efforts each game and in practice but still need to put a complete game together.

While Chicago is winless, they have put good defensive efforts forward (with the excpetion o fthe Omaha game). They have had trouble scoring though. Not making it over 8 points yet and with only one 3 point goal.

Coach Roentved talks about the loss in Baltimore and the upcoming Chicago game...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Missouri Comets interviews - 12/10

The Comets travel to Baltimore for a game tonight and then on to Chicago for a game on Sunday.

Team Captain Nate Houser will play his first game this weekend. He will be paired with veteran Jeff Davis to give some much needed experience and stability to the Comets lineup. Houser missed games when his college team went to the Conference and National tournaments and with a muscle pull.

Former Kansas City Wizard Boris Pardo will also get his first start this weekend in Chicago if everything goes according to plan.

Coach Roentved talks about the games this weekend, how far the team has come and more...

Jamar Beasley talks about being back to playing indoor and the team...

Beasley scoring in the home opener...