Vahid Assadpour, a midfielder who played a pivotal role in the Missouri Comets run to the playoffs in their first year in the Major Indoor Soccer League, has signed a three-year contract with the team pending league approval.

Vahid Assadpour, a midfielder who played a pivotal role in the Missouri Comets run to the playoffs in their first year in the Major Indoor Soccer League, has signed a three-year contract with the team pending league approval.

“Last season was so much fun, everything from the fans to the guys on the team,” Assadpour said. “I had to come back to finish what we started – to bring this city a championship.”

Coach Kim Roentved is certainly excited to have Assadpour for the long term.  
“Vahid is a very important part of our team, and having him around for the next few years will make my job easier,” Roentved said.

Assadpour played college soccer at Detroit Mercy University. He was one of the team leaders in scoring and assists on the Detroit Ignition’s Xtreme Soccer League championship team during the 2008-09 season.

Last season, Assadpour was one of only five players to play in all 20 games for the Comets. He ranked fourth on the team with 35 points.

Assadpour scored his season-high four points with two assists and one goal against the Omaha Vipers during a 21-20 victory. He also had four 3-point-goals, which was tied for third in the MISL.