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Comets learn schedule and MASL announces sports betting partner

The Comets will play 24 games between Nov. 27 and April 3

Thad Bell

The Kansas City Comets and the Major Arena Soccer League had a busy Tuesday morning with a pair of announcements. The first announcement was the league partnering with SCCG to bring sports betting to MASL events.

The second announcement was the 2021-22 regular-season schedule.

The league will be divided up into three conferences of four teams. The Comets were placed in the Central Conference, matched with the Dallas Sidekicks, Milwaukee Wave and St. Louis Ambush. Each team will play a 24-game schedule with half home and half away.

The MASL regular season is set to begin on Black Friday, Nov. 26, when the Comets visit the St. Louis Ambush. The following night both sides make the trip down I-70 for KC’s home opener. That will be the first of a total of four back-to-back nights for KC, with the others coming in February, March and April. There will also be three times when the Comets will be coming off one day of rest.

The regular season will conclude with a pair of back-to-backs. KC will face St. Louis and Milwaukee on March 26 and 27 before playing St. Louis on April 2 and 3. The league will announce the playoff format soon along with a points based system for a new standings format.

This season is shaping up to be promising for player-coach Leo Gibson and the Comets as they return many of the players from last season. That includes signing James Togbah and Mike DaSilva, two of the three players that spent last season on loan in KC.

Notable Home Games

Saturday, Nov. 27 vs St. Louis Ambush - Home Opener

Sunday, Dec. 19 vs Baltimore Blast - rivalry game

Wednesday, Dec. 29; Feb. 20; March 11 vs Milwaukee Wave - rivalry games

Saturday, Jan. 22 vs Tacoma Stars - return of Danny Waltman

Saturday, Feb. 12 vs Chihuahua Savage - first-ever meeting between KC and Chihuahua

As the Comets celebrate the 40th anniversary since the original Comets landed in Kansas City, the organization is excited for the season ahead.

“We are excited about the schedule and the challenge ahead of us,” said Comets Managing Partner, Brian Budzinski. “I know the team is ready to get back to work and bring a championship back to Kansas City. We also have a lot of fun promotions planned this season centered around the Comets’ milestone anniversary that our fans are really going to enjoy.”

Before the regular season kicks off, the Comets will look to defend their Central Cup title with the second edition of the competition. They will host the Wichita Wings on Nov. 12 before meeting the Omaha Kings in St. Louis on Nov. 13.

Season tickets are available now. Single-game and group tickets will become available on Monday, Oct. 11.