Missouri Comets coach Kim Roentved didn’t have to look far to find the three latest additions to his Major Indoor Soccer League team.

Missouri Comets coach Kim Roentved didn’t have to look far to find the three latest additions to his Major Indoor Soccer League team.

The Comets have signed homegrown products Coady Andrews, Nick Kelly and Matthew Iverson to two-year contracts. Iverson’s contract is pending league approval.

The talented trio are all from the metro area, prompting Roentved to say, “We are so lucky to have this much talent in our own backyard.”

Andrews played college soccer at Mid-America Nazarene University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In 2008 at Mid-America Nazarene, he was selected second-team all-conference. Andrews helped Mid-America to a 2008 Heartland Conference championship. The team ended the season ranked 16th in the nation.

In 2009, Andrews continued his play at UMKC with 15 starts in 16 appearances. His highlight of the year came in a 2-1 win over Oakland when he scored the game-winning goal in the semifinals of the Summit League championship.

Andrews spent the past outdoor season with the Des Moines Menace, leading the team into the playoffs as its captain.  

Kelly played college soccer for Columbia (Mo.) College. During his senior year (2007), he was named a NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America Scholar-Athlete. He scored five goals in 18 games that season.

Kelly scored the first goal of his MISL career on an unassisted turnaround shot in a 16-10 loss against the Omaha Vipers last season.

Nicknamed “The Artist,” Iverson grew up in Prairie Village, Kan., and played for Johnson County Community College for two years, where he earned numerous awards. He was named first team all-conference and NJCAA first team all-region.

He then transferred to Graceland University where he played his final two collegiate years. He had 14 goals and seven assists during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. After college, he spent three years with the PASL Kansas City Kings and led his amateur men’s indoor team to a national championship.

Last year with the Comets, Iverson played in six games. His first point came in a 13-8 win against the Milwaukee Wave, assisting a Byron Alvarez goal.

The Missouri Comets provided information for this story.