The Kansas City Comets announced that they re-signed Kevin Ellis to a one-year deal for the upcoming 2020/21 season on Tuesday.
The former Sporting KC defender will enter his third season with the Comets but will be looking to complete his first full season after signing midway through the 2018/19 season and deciding to return to the Comets after missing out on the first seven games of last season.
Ellis, a graduate of Oak Park High School, was signed as SKC’s second-ever homegrown player in 2011 but saw very limited time in his first few years as a pro before having a breakout campaign in 2014. Ellis spent seven seasons with SKC before spending time in 2018 with the Chicago Fire and DC United. Ellis also spent time throughout his MLS career in the MLS Reserve League before having loan stints with USL’s Orlando City, Oklahoma City Energy, and Swope Park Rangers. In total, Ellis made 126 competitive appearances, where he contributed 10 goals and 10 assists.
From Ellis’ previous two seasons with the Comets, he has proven to be a very fiery and versatile player. Ellis has accumulated 30 points from 24 goals and six assists in 20 games as well as adding a goal in two playoff appearances in March of 2019 against the Wave.
The 29-year-old is amongst many returning players to the squad with Kiel Williams and Stefan Stokic still available in free agency along with Odaine Sinclair, Nick McDonald, Ray Saari, Ray Lee, and Matt Lewis.
The Comets have also re-signed Ignacio Flores and Lou Misner this offseason while adding recent PASL champion Rian Marquez and announcing that Lucas Sousa and Ramone Palmer have both had their visa issues resolved and are cleared to play. According to MASL’s current plan, the Comets could kickoff around the conclusion of 2020.