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KC Comets to host MASL All-Star Game

Comets and Tacoma are partnering to present the game on December 5th

Leo Gibson will lead the East All-Stars
Thad Bell

The Tacoma Stars and Kansa City Comets have announced that they have partnered to present a MASL All-Star game on December 5th at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, MO.

The match will be a traditional style East vs West with top players from around the league and a limited amount of socially-distanced tickets are available.

“An MASL All-Star game is long overdue for both our fantastic, league wide fans and our incredibly talented players,” said Lane Smith, owner of the Stars and Comets via press release. “I am excited and proud to use Tacoma Stars and Kansas City Comets resources to produce this first ever MASL All-Star game. 2020 has been a rough year on all sports, and our staff, players and fans deserve a great event.”

While the rosters have not be announced yet, the teams will be led by some familiar names. Tacoma Stars player-head coach Nick Perera will lead the squad from the West and the East will have the Comets’ player-coach, Leo Gibson at the helm. Not only are they the two head coaches, they are both prolific scorers in their own right.

“It’s an honor to be involved in bringing an All Star event to the sport of arena soccer. Playing alongside the best players in the country in an East vs West setting will provide a unique experience for everyone involved, and fans everywhere,” Perera stated in the press release.

Gibson likes that the game will be played in hos home. “There is no better time and place for the MASL All-Star game to be held. Being a part of the All-Star game is a dream come true.”

This will be the first professional indoor All-Star game since 2001-02 and will be the first league action since play was suspended in March.