The Kansas City Comets have added an exhibition game against an old rival.
The Comets, of the Major Arena Soccer League, will play a mid-season exhibition game against the Wichita Wings, a former rival in the Major Indoor Soccer League. The game will be played at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan.
The Wings, currently competing in the MASL2, traveled to Kansas City in November for a preseason game against the Comets at the Kansas City Soccer Dome. The Comets prevailed 10-2 in that matchup.
“The Wichita Wings are among the most storied franchises in our sport,” Comets managing partner Brian Budzinski said in a press release. “The Comets look forward to playing in front of great Wichita fans during the Wings’ 40th season.”
“Wings versus Comets is one of the best rivalries in indoor soccer history,” added Wings GM Blake Shumaker. “This is an exciting opportunity for both the players and the fans to experience it firsthand.”
The last time the Comets traveled to Wichita to play the Wings was Jan. 12, 2013, a 12-11 win for the Wings.
Steven Hamersky is currently playing goalkeeper for both the Comets in the MASL and the Wings in the MASL2.
Fans who want to make the trip to Wichita to watch the Comets and Wings can purchase them at WichitaWings.com.
The Comets have back-to-back road games at the expansion Mesquite Outlaws (7:05 p.m. Saturday) and Dallas Sidekicks (3:05 p.m. Sunday) before returning to Independence to face former Comets goalkeeper Danny Waltman and the Tacoma Stars at 6:05 p.m. Dec. 28 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.