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Tropics Sign KC Comets Second-Leading Scorer, Kiel Williams, to 2-Year Contract

October 23, 2020 - LAKELAND, Fla. - Coming off his best indoor season ever, the Florida Tropics Presented by Bond Clinic have signed former Kansas City Comets midfielder Kiel Williams to a two-year contract. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal were disclosed. In 19 games last season, the veteran tallied 15 goals, including multiple goal games against the Milwaukee Wave, Ontario Fury and Orlando SeaWolves, while totaling 11 assists as KC's second leading scorer. He also had a career-best... Full Story

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MASL Will Hold First-Ever All-Star Game on December 5 in Kansas City

October 22, 2020 - The Major Arena Soccer league will be getting its first ever all-star game in December. While it is expected that the Eastern Conference champion Florida Tropics will be represented, rosters won't be finalized for a few more weeks. The Tacoma Stars announced they will be teaming up with the Kansas City Comets to field a MASL All-Star game set to take place on December 5 at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, MO at 7:00 pm CT. It will be East vs West in a match bringing top players from around... Full Story

Defender Rafael Alves Signs New Three-Year Deal with Florida Tropics

July 24, 2020 - LAKELAND, Fla. - Defender Rafael Alves has signed a three-year contract to stay with the Major Arena Soccer League Eastern Conference champion Florida Tropics, pending visa approval. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal were disclosed. Alves started his Tropics' career in the team's inaugural 2016-17 season, but because of injuries, appeared in just nine games in his first two years. Over the past two campaigns, Alves has made 31 appearances,. "Rafa got off to a slo... Full Story

Former Wave Defender Chad Vandegriffe Signs Two-Year Deal with Tropics

July 23, 2020 - LAKELAND, Fla. - For the second straight off-season, the Florida Tropics have signed a veteran defender from the Milwaukee Wave, this time adding Chad Vandegriffe to the team's backline on a two-year free agent deal. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal were disclosed. Vandegriffe has played the last four years with the Wave, averaging almost a shot block a game (63 total), and adding 16 goals in 75 career games. He has had game-winning goals in each of the last two ye... Full Story

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