Comets Indoor Soccer

MILAN IVANOVIC SET TO RETIRE

KANSAS CITY (Nov. 10, 2016) – The Kansas City Comets announced today that veteran player, Milan Ivanovic is retiring. After five seasons with the team, the midfielder is hanging up his boots for the last time.

Coming to the United States in 2005 to attend Park University, Ivanovic was a standout player for the Pirates. In 2012 he signed his first professional contract with the Comets. He played in all 24 games that season and scored his first points with a goal and an assist in a winning effort against the Syracuse Silver Knights.

His most productive season was 2013-14, when he recorded 18 points in 19 matches for the Comets’ championship run. In his career, Ivanovic has accumulated 21 goals and 14 assists, including the first goal this season for the newly rebranded Kansas City Comets.

“I’ve loved my time with the Comets and I’m forever thankful to my coaches, Kim (Roentved) and Goran (Karadzov) and a special thanks to Vlatko (Andonovski) who has been my coach and friend for many years,” said Ivanovic. “I also want to thank the players and staff of FC Kansas City, it has been an honor to work with two Championship Organizations.”

Ivanovic joined the staff as an assistant coach and camp director for FC Kansas City during the team’s 2015 NWSL Championship run.

The Belgrade, Serbia native looks forward to returning home with his family as he begins the next phase of his life.

“The friendships I’ve developed with both teams will last me a lifetime. Even though I will be an ocean away, I will spend many late nights in front of my TV cheering on FCKC and the Comets.”

The Comets will honor Ivanovic before their game on Sunday, November 13th at 5:05 p.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased by calling 855.4KC.GOAL or by clicking here.