Comets Add Two International StrikersJuly 12, 2012 - Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Missouri Comets
The two players may be just what the team needs. "We have been so close the past two years (to a Championship Series appearance)...Mads and Kevin might be the pieces that help us get over the hump and bring our fans the championship they have been looking for," Comets head coach Kim Roentved said.
Mads (Mass) Falck Larsen (5'8, 142 lbs, 22) has almost 100 matches under his belt in Danish Division II and currently plays for Copenhagen Futsal, formerly Sport Italia. He is the top scorer in Denmark with 15 goals in just 10 matches and scored eight goals against the former four-time defending champions from BGA Futsal on his way to win the Danish Futsal Championship in January.
"I'm very passionate about indoor soccer and will fight tooth and nail when I arrive in the U.S." said Larsen. "I've always played indoor soccer and believe my strengths will benefit there. I'm excited to meet the rest of the team."
Kevin Jorgensen (6'0 175 lbs, 25) is a talented striker who played for BGA Futsal in the Danish Futsal League, and was second in the league in scoring with 10 goals. Jorgensen scored four goals in three appearances for UEFA (European Football Association) Futsal Champions league matches. He is also expected to appear with the Danish National Team later this summer as they prepare for the 2014 World Cup.
"I am very excited to come play soccer for the Comets, and in the United States," Jorgensen stated. "Playing for Kim (Roentved) will be a great honor for me, plus I'm looking to meeting my new teammates and playing in front of the crowds, it's a dream come true."
Larsen and Jorgensen have played for rival teams in the past, recently meeting at the Danish Futsal Championship game, Larsen for Sport Italia and Jorgensen for BGA Futsal. BGA fell to Sport Italia 4 -1. BGA had won 2 of the last 3 Danish Futsal Championships.
"I am happy we are going to be in Kansas City together," said Larsen. Jorgensen and I have similar playing styles but different strengths which work well together."
Traveling to KC together will also help both become stronger teammates. "I know Mads from the time we have played together and we have a good relationship," said Jorgensen. "It's also nice to have one more from Denmark with me and to share our experiences."
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